ERIC Number: EJ835760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Web 2.0 in Teacher Education: Two Imperatives for Action
Albion, Peter R.
Computers in the Schools, v25 n3-4 p181-198 Oct 2008
Web 2.0 represents a more participative and potentially paradigm-changing environment for building and sharing knowledge. Some educators have begun to apply these tools in classrooms but, as their use in society expands, there will be expectations for their wider application in schools. Teacher education faces the dual challenges of applying Web 2.0 tools to enhance teacher preparation and preparing teachers for whom the application of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom will be authentic practice. One path forward is to use Web 2.0 tools to develop learning communities for teacher preparation around e-portfolios in ways that encourage increased professional engagement by teachers while providing experiences that will support use of Web 2.0 tools in the classroom as authentic practice.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology, Internet, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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IES Cited: ED544210