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ERIC Number: EJ876914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1040-2454
Teacher-Created, Teacher-Centered Weblogs: Perceptions and Practices
Ray, Beverly B.; Hocutt, Martha M.
Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, v23 n1 p11-18 Fall 2006
This paper describes the findings of a qualitative research study examining the perceptions and practices of inservice teachers who blog. Open-ended interviews and electronic dialogues were conducted with 16 K-12 bloggers to identify emergent themes. A content analysis of each participant's Weblogs was conducted to confirm these findings. Findings suggest that when used by teachers, Weblogs can promote 1) reflective practice, and 2) collaboration and social interaction among users. Ethical issues related to the use of Weblogs are discussed as well. Reporting of this data may assist in forming a deeper understanding of the perceptions and practices related to teacher created, teacher centered Weblogs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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