Educational blogs in teacher education: blending face-to-face and virtual learning activities
2008 (English)In: Journal of Research in Teacher Education, ISSN 1404-7659, Vol. 15, no 3-4, 53-70 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
This paper presents a study of three campuscourses of Swedish student teachers’ experiencesduring 2007 and 2008 when they used educa-tional blogs blending face-to-face and virtuallearning activities. In order to investigate theirexperiences and the circumstances that influ-enced their way of engaging in their blogs, 38narrative interviews were carried out.To illuminate how information and commu-nication technology (ICT) affordances andthe blended environments were perceived, thedata were analysed in light of Greeno’s theory ofaffordance. Furthermore, a socio-cultural theoryby Vygotsky was used to analyse students’ socialinteraction within their groups.The paper presents a discussion of the cir-cumstances in which students engage in theirblogs. The students’ experiences of affordancesin respect of blending face-to-face and virtual learning activities and the importance of socialinteraction within the groups are outlined
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, Interaktiva medier och lärande , 2008. Vol. 15, no 3-4, 53-70 p.
Teacher education, blog, blended learning
Research subject educational work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37965OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37965DiVA: diva2:371309