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1   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Using Social Networks to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences in Higher Learning Institutions
This study was undertaken with two main goals. Firstly, the study aims to identify the factors that affect the use of social networking sites (SNSs) in e-learning, particularly among students and lecturers in higher learning institutions in Malaysia. Secondly, the study also intends to design and develop a social e-learning tool based on the identified factors. The findings revealed factors such as Social Networking, Ease of Use, Convenience and Ease of Use influence the use of SNSs in e-learning. Dissatisfaction towards current e-learning platforms (E-Learning Perception) also motivates the students and lecturers to seek alternative measures. In short, it can be concluded that the majority of the students and lecturers felt positively about the use of SNSs in e-learning. This was further proven with the implementation of Book2U, with the majority of the respondents perceiving Book2U as simple and appealing.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: March 16, 2017
2   |   From section Beginning Teachers
Considering the Social Context of Schools: A Framework for Investigating New Teacher Induction
The goal of this paper is to provide a useful framework rooted in social capital theory to be utilized to guide future research and practice concerning novice teacher induction that includes broader attention to the social context within which teachers are situated. Specifically, the author expounds upon the elements of a school’s social context which impact teacher socialization, including: (1) social context, (2) characteristics of novices, mentors, and colleagues, (3) alignment, and (4) frequency and content of interactions. The author provides recommendations for future research and improved practice.
Publication Year: 2012    |    Updated in ITEC: February 14, 2017
3   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
Disruptive Design in Pre-service Teacher Education: Uptake, Participation, and Resistance
This article begins the exploration of disruption as an analytical construct that allows for the investigation of how individual learning and changes in local practice mutually influence the other within a purposefully designed learning context. The authors seek to describe the types of learning experiences that emerged using disruptive pedagogies and tools within a series of methods courses in an undergraduate elementary teacher education program. The intent of the designed context was to disrupt the traditional practices of teacher education courses by creating a participatory environment where students participated in the creation of course content through their engagement with social media and each other.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: January 3, 2017
4   |   From section Teacher Educators
Effect of Faculty Member’s Use of Twitter as Informal Professional Development During a Preservice Teacher Internship
The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers’ attitudes regarding Twitter as an informal professional development tool during their internships. The results reveal that preservice teachers who followed a Twitter account as an informal professional development medium during internship viewed the experience as helpful, particularly with respect to learning about new classroom resources, classroom strategies, and classroom technologies.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: April 23, 2016
5   |   From section Preservice Teachers
Examining the Impact of Pre-induction Social Networking on the Student Transition into Higher Education
This article discusses an empirical study of how online social networking can be utilised to support the initial student transition to university. An analysis of online activities showed some differences in the pattern of engagement between two contrasting departments, but information drawn from student questionnaires and focus groups, combined with tutor interviews, highlighted similar perceived benefits across both networks. By drawing on a wider cross-university questionnaire survey, eight factors which have been shown to be important in creating effective online social networking environments are discussed, including the need to maximize tutor involvement and provide quick responses to student queries.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: January 19, 2016
6   |   From section Instruction in Teacher Training
Microblogging about Teaching: Nurturing Participatory Cultures through Collaborative Online Reflection with Pre-service Teachers
This study investigated the possibilities and challenges of using Edmodo as a reflective tool. Overall findings indicate that Edmodo was generally user-friendly and fostered substantive interactions among peers, and students and instructors perceived that collaborative reflection led to growth among pre-service teachers. In addition to the ease of using the Edmodo interface, many students expressed that they enjoyed the choice afforded by the medium.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: January 19, 2016
7   |   From section Teacher Educators
Schoolhouse Teacher Educators: Structuring Beginning Teachers’ Opportunities to Learn About Instruction
In this article, the authors focus on inservice as distinct from preservice teacher education and explore how beginning teachers’ opportunities to learn about mathematics and literacy instruction are supported within elementary schools. Based on this exploratory analysis, the authors contend that formal organizational structures, specifically grade level teams and formal leadership positions, were important for shaping beginning teachers’ opportunities to learn about instruction.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: December 26, 2015
8   |   From section Trends in Teacher Education
Preservice Teachers’ Social Networking Use, Concerns, and Educational Possibilities: Trends from 2008-2012
This study investigated preservice teachers’ use of social network services (SNS) in teacher preparation and their disposition toward using it in their future teaching. The results revealed nearly all preservice teachers used a general SNS, but about 40% never read blogs, wrote blogs, or read wikis; about 90% never wrote wiki, and about 80% never read/wrote Twitter. SNS users consumed more content than shared or generated. Use of SNS for professional activities rose from 7 to 22%. Trends indicated general SNS and Twitter use was mostly personal, while reading blogs, wikis, and writing blogs was equally personal and educational, and writing wiki was mostly educational.
Publication Year: 2015    |    Updated in ITEC: July 28, 2015
9   |   From section Teacher Education Programs
A Networked-Hutong Siwei of Critiques for Critical Teacher Education
Author Jing Qi
This article analyses how critical theories’ justification of the goal of emancipation for educational actors hinges on intellectual inequality, the ignorance-knowledge continuum, and the hierarchical perception of social relations. It introduces networked-hutong siwei to reconceptualise critical teacher education that centres on developing teachers’ predispositions and skills to better mobilise and engage the critical capabilities of educational actors.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: June 15, 2015
10   |   From section Multiculturalism & Diversity
The ‘Immigrant Corner’: A Place for Identification and Resistance
This paper shows how young people in a Swedish upper-secondary school negotiate identities through social relations in a particular part of a school corridor that they call the ‘immigrant corner’. However, the ‘immigrant corner’ is not only a place where identifications are performed, it is also a place that gives rise to discussions and challenges of the school’s official integration policy. Thus, the place affects those who usually sit there as well as those who do not, and is therefore important for discussions on integration issues on a local, national, European and global level. With regard to place and space, the article outlines and applies the young people’s identity formations, as well as their discussions about integration issues with help from the concept of power geometry – that is, networks of social/power relations.
Publication Year: 2014    |    Updated in ITEC: April 15, 2015
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