Reconsidering usage of blogging in preservice teacher education courses

Ercan Top, Erman Yukselturk, Fethi A. Inan

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine preservice teachers' perceived benefits of instructional blogs, classroom community, course satisfaction, and learning. The data were obtained via surveys administered throughout Fall 2009. Fifty preservice teachers from two undergraduate courses participated in this study. Results indicate that students did not utilize the full benefits of blogging. Students mainly used blogs for information sharing, rather than discussion or reflection. Additionally, preservice teachers' course satisfaction and perceived learning were found to be related to their feeling a sense of learning community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-217
Number of pages4
JournalInternet and Higher Education
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Course satisfaction
  • Instructional blogging
  • Learning community
  • Preservice teachers
  • Web 2.0

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