Integrating blogs in teacher education

Yungwei Hao*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter demonstrates some of the educational merits of blogs; including how blogs can be integrated in teacher education and proposing a methodology for evaluating blogs to meet the goals of reflection and technology literacy in teacher education. An undergraduate-level course was integrated with blog technology to help readers better understand the inquiry-oriented nature of the blog medium. This exemplar course modeled Web 2.0 technology to teacher educators and pre-service teachers who intend to integrate the technology into their future teaching. Surveys and interviews were used to investigate participant attitude toward blogs. The researcher proposes Zeichner and Liston's (1987) Reflective Index as a potential framework for evaluating the quality of reflection in blogs. It is expected that this instructional model of blogs will help educators, in particular teacher educators and instructional designers, to design courses to more effectively meet the goals of higher-order thinking required in 21st century teacher education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdult Learning in the Digital Age
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Online Technologies and Outcomes
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781605668284
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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