Archive for November 4th, 2010
I just delivered a presentation “What Teachers Think About Web 2.0 Technologies in Education?” at the 16th Annual Sloan Consortium in Orlando, Florida this morning. The presentation is based on the results of our recent research study on teachers’ use of Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning. We did a pilot study in Taiwan last year and involved students in 2 graduate courses. This study is an expanded study of our pilot study. The study examines teachers’ use of Web 2.0 tools in education, assesses their awareness and perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning, and investigates their interests and willingness of adopting Web 2.0 tools to support and supplement classroom instruction. The target population of the study is teachers at all levels in Mississippi. Specifically, participants at the 2010 Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA) Conference as well as the 2010 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference (CFTTC) in Mississippi were invited to participate in the study. A total of 368 participants completed the questionnaire online in spring 2010. Below is our presentation highlighting the results of the study.