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ERIC Number: EJ925418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1715-2461
Using Online Action Research to Improve a Teacher Education Course
Zhang, Zuochen
Ontario Action Researcher, v11 n1 Article 2 2010
This paper describes how an online space has been used as a venue for action research in a teacher education program. The research context is a general methods course on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for elementary and secondary school teacher candidates in a teacher education program. This blended course used an online discussion forum to encourage teacher candidates to share with their peers as well as the instructor their experiences, needs and expectations of the course, their suggestions on modification, their observations of ICT availability and usage in their placement schools, and their reflections on learning experiences in the course. Teacher candidates' inputs have been seriously taken into consideration to improve the design and delivery of the course. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada