Web 2.0 in Education: Teachers’ Perceptions and Perspectives

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.

 

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About Steve Yuen

I am a Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology and Design at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States.
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One Response to Web 2.0 in Education: Teachers’ Perceptions and Perspectives

  1. wendywen says:

    能達到收集資料、發表作業、到彼此評論,都是以分享與互動的精神為出發點。這就是現在最熱門的Web 2.0概念!運用這種由大家眾志成城建構的知識庫,在網路上公布自己的成果,以及發表個人意見並與其他人交換看法,老師也容易引導小朋友們已經不知不覺地融入Web 2.0的網路世界。在Web 2.0的概念下,任何人都可以在公開的網路上發表個人作品及意見,老師可以成立班級網站,分享精心設計的生動活潑教材,公布學生精彩的作業成果,學生也可以成立個人部落格,發表有趣的學校生活小記、假日出遊的精彩照片、音樂成果發表會的個人演奏影片等。透過網際網路傳播的力量。正是這種互動和分享的精神,讓教學融入網路更能使網路世界變得更生動有趣!

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