ERIC Number: EJ1004283
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Online Postings of Teacher Education Candidates Completing Student Teaching: What Do They Talk about?
Rettig, Michael A.
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v57 n4 p40-45 May 2013
This purpose of this investigation was to review the postings of candidates completing student teaching using an online discussion module. A total of 3624 on-line postings by 295 student teachers over eight semesters were examined. Postings were grouped into one of six categories (general information, teaching, students, placements, projects and parents). The most frequent postings (34%) focused on topics related to teaching. It was noted that the postings were positive in nature and that candidates used the discussion board to share and reflect on their experiences during student teaching.
Descriptors: Discussion, Computer Mediated Communication, Content Analysis, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Internet, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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