I gave a presentation “Creating an Online Course Based on E-Learning 2.0 Concepts” at the 2011 TxDLA 14th Annual Confernce in San Antonio, Texas last week. I want to take the opportunity to share my presentation here with my blog subscribers. This presentation provided an overview of e-learning 2.0 concepts and described the process of designing, developing, and teaching an online course based on e-learning 2.0 concepts. Also, lessons learned and students’ feedback regarding their opinions and experiences on taking my online courses based on e-learning 2.0 concepts were discussed in the presentation. Below is an online version of my presentation at the 2011 TxDLA Conference. Please feel free to provide suggestions and comments. Thanks.
Posts Tagged ‘perceptions’
The advent of Web 2.0 technologies allows teachers to empower students and create exciting new learning opportunities. Students can use Web 2.0 tools to create, contribute, share, collaborate, connect, and participate in a global learning community. Already, many teachers took advantages of Web 2.0 technologies and implemented them into teaching and learning. However, many researchers have found that perceived usefulness, or the extent to which an individual believes that the use of technology will enhance performance, has a positive influence on behavioral intention. Thus, studies of teachers’ perceptions and interests are critical because teachers’ perceptions are significant to the implementation of technology innovations in teaching and learning.
Yesterday, I gave a presentation on our recent research study at the 2011 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. In this presentation, my co-presenter, Patrivan Yuen and I discussed the findings of our study that examined Mississippi teachers’ perceptions, interests, and use of Web 2.0 tools in education. The population of this study was Mississippi teachers at all levels. Participants at the MECA and CFTTC conferences in 2010 were invited to participate in the study. A total of 368 participants completed the questionnaire online.
You can view our Slideshare to learn more about our research study and its findings. Also, please feel free to provide suggestions and comments. Thanks.
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.