Web Surfing with us


This number includes following papers:

Social media use among pre-service primary teachers, by Wendy Nielsen, Rachel Moll, Teresa Farrell, Nicole McDaid and Garry Hoban:
Even in primary schools, students are more competent than their classroom teachers in use of new technologies. Over the generations, students helped teachers to use motion picture projectors, video recorders, and computers in the classroom. Even today’s teachers, drawn from a technology savvy culture, are still discovering how to use WEB 2.0 tools to support teaching and learning. This study provides valuable data on social networking tools used by students and their potential value for education.

The facilitation and support of a blended e-learning course for science educators in a rural setting, South Africa, by Juliet Stoltenkamp, Martha Kabaka, Norina Braaf:
This study is about training teachers to make optimal use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in conjunction with face-to-face and traditional method of teaching. It found a need for strong support systems for the trainee teaches to effectively blend the new technologies:

Post-and-Vote online peer assessment, by Bruce L. Mann:
This is a simple and effective approach to democratize the scoring of student performance:

Interactive white board and knowledge building in class, by Filomena Faiella:
As with the horseless carriage, new technologies are used like traditional technologies in the early stages. This implementation of Interactive White Boards was designed to facilitate pedagogical
advantages of the new technology.

Examining the role of gender differences in mobile English Learning, by Rui-Ting Huang and Tzy-Wen Tang:
Research seeking answers to how people learn is of particular interest and value to instructional designers. The next challenge is to apply this knowledge to design more effective instructional materials.

Wordling: using word clouds in teaching English Language, by Dara Tafazoli;
Here is a new tool to stimulate discussion of vocabulary and related concepts in your classes.