Building wikis and blogs: Pre-service teacher experiences with web-based collaborative technologies in an interdisciplinary methods course

  • John Lee North Carolina State University
  • Carl Young North Carolina State University


Abstract: This article describes findings from an investigation of student learning in a teacher education course using collaborative Web 2.0 technologies. Pre-service teachers in an interdisciplinary English language arts / social studies methods course completed a selection of activities using a course blog and a separate course wiki. The research focused on the following broadly conceived questions: How do pre-service teachers use collaborative web-based technologies in a methods course? To what extent does the use of collaborative web-based technologies affect the preparation of pre-service teachers? Students experienced mixed levels of success using the blog and wiki illustrating the need for careful consideration and further investigation when using Web 2.0 technologies.
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