Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

Blogs in pre-service teacher education: Exploring the participation issue

Language

English

Abstract

Web 2.0 technologies characterised by user participation and sharing have been used increasingly in academic environments. In such learning environments, it is critical to engage learners as active participants rather than passive consumers of online content. The present study attempts to conceptualise the participation issue central to blogs through examining the factors that hinder student teachers from writing academic blogs and exchanging comments. It presents two cases of implementing academic blogging where participation levels varied. Adopting an exploratory case study approach, the study identified multiple inhibiting factors in individual, social, pedagogical, and technological dimensions. Through highlighting a number of critical issues and pitfalls for educators, the study can enhance the exploitation of the pedagogical potential of blogs and increase user engagement in the process. © 2013 Copyright Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education.

Keywords

blogs, participation, pre-service education

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Technology, Pedagogy and Education

Volume

22

Issue

3

Start Page

339

End Page

356

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/1475939X.2013.802990

ISSN (print)

1475939X

ISSN (electronic)

17475139

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