Exploring pre-service teachers' perceptions of and participation in online communities

Liping DENG, Nicole Tavares

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Abstract

The study focuses on the participation of pre-service teachers in a course website set up on Moodle and a website developed by students on their own initiative to support their Teaching Practice. It explores PSTs' experiences and perceptions of the two different types of websites and how their online participation linked with the sense of community. Utilizing questionnaire as the main source of data, the paper reveals that the student teachers had more positive perceptions of the self-initiated website which was regarded as a useful platform for exchanging teaching ideas, sharing resources, gaining support, and maintaining communication with their fellow coursemates. The frequency of reading the self-initiated website was also correlated with the sense of community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages787-791
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 26 Nov 201230 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period26/11/1230/11/12

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

User-Defined Keywords

  • Online community
  • Perceptions
  • Pre-service teacher

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