Web 2.0 in Education: Teachers Perceptions and Perspectives

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This presentation is given by Dr. Steve Yuen and Patrivan K. Yuen at the 2011 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi, March 4, 2011.

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Web 2.0 in Education: Teachers Perceptions and Perspectives

  1. 1. Web 2.0 in Education:Teachers’ Perceptions and Perspectives Steve C. Yuen, Ph.D. The University of Southern Mississippi and Patrivan K. Yuen, M.A., M.Ed., & M.L.I.S William Carey University Creating Futures Through Technology Conference Biloxi, Mississippi, March 4, 2010
  2. 2. Source: Alec Couros (2008), Networked Possibilities,http://www.slideshare.net/courosa/networked-possibilities
  3. 3. Web 2.0 allows learners to: create
  4. 4. Web 2.0 allows learners to: contribute
  5. 5. Web 2.0 allows learners to: collaborate
  6. 6. Web 2.0 allows learners to: connect http://www.usdla.org/html/journal/FEB02_Issue/article01.html
  7. 7. Web 2.0 allows learners to: share
  8. 8. Web 2.0 allows learners to: participate in a learning community
  9. 9. Background• The “digital native” students have already found many Web 2.0 tools integral to their daily life• 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 (Davis, 1989; Hartshorne, Ajjan, and Ferdig, 2010; Roger 2003; Taylor & Todd, 1995)• The greater the perceived usefulness of a technological application, the more likely it is for the individual to use the new technology (Hartshorne, Ajjan, and Ferdig, 2010; Rogers, 2003).• Studies of teachers’ perceptions and opinions are critical because teachers’ perceptions are significant to the implementation of technology innovations in teaching and learning.
  10. 10. Pilot Study• Conducted in July 2009.• A total of 35 participants in two graduate classes in a public university in Taiwan. Most of the participants were K-12 teachers.• Participants showed positive perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning.• Participants had positive experience in using blogs, social videos, social networking sites, wikis, and podcasts• The most often used Web tools by teachers were blogs, social videos, social networking sites, and wikis.
  11. 11. Purposes• Examine teachers’ use of Web 2.0 tools in education• Assess teachers’ awareness and perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning• Investigate teachers’ interests and willingness of adopting Web 2.0 tools to support and supplement classroom instruction
  12. 12. Participants• Teachers at all levels in Mississippi• Participants at the 2010 Mississippi Educational Computing Association (MECA) Conference• Participants at the 2010 Creating Futures Through Technology Conference (CFTTC)
  13. 13. Design and Instrument• A quantitative approach was used to collect data from a questionnaire• The questionnaire is comprised of three parts: – Part A includes 13 demographic items for respondents, including items such as age, gender, years of teaching, online habits, and general attitude of using technology in education – Part B contains 20 items exploring the teachers’ use of Web 2.0 tools or services – Part C includes 32 five point Likert-scale items examining teachers’ perceptions (20 items) and interests (12 items) of using Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning
  14. 14. Reliability and Validity of the Instrument• Content validity – A jury of experts to determine the appropriateness and content validity of the Part B and Part C – Comments and feedback were used to refine the instrument• Reliability – A reliability was conducted for the 20 Perceptions items in Part C – Cronbach’s coefficient α was 0.98, indicating excellent reliability
  15. 15. ParticipantDemographics
  16. 16. Own a cell phone that is capable ofaccessing the Internet 19% 10% 71% No, and dont plan to purchase one in a year No, but plan to purchase one in a year Yes
  17. 17. Information and communicationtechnologies made my life: 6% 3% Easier More Complicated 91% No Difference
  18. 18. Use of Web 2.0 Tools
  19. 19. Overall Experience with Web 2.0 Tools
  20. 20. Perceptions of Web 2.0 Tools
  21. 21. Perceptions of Web 2.0 Tools
  22. 22. Interested in Learning Web 2.0 Tools
  23. 23. Interested in Taking a Courseto Learn about Web 2.0 Tools • Very Likely (43%) • Likely (40%) • Undecided (11%) • Unlikely (5%) • Very Unlikely (1%)
  24. 24. Importance of Web 2.0 Tools• Overall, I feel it is important to learn the new interactive Web tools for teaching and learning • Strongly Agree (48%) • Agree (42%) • Neutral (8%) • Disagree (1%) • Strongly Disagree (1%)
  25. 25. ANOVA• Are there differences in teachers’ overall experience using Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning, teachers’ perception on Web 2.0 in teaching and learning, teachers’ interest in learning interactive Web 2.0 tools among various groups of teachers in terms of their teaching levels and length of teaching experience?
  26. 26. ANOVA Results• No significance differences were found on teachers’ perception on Web 2.0 in teaching and learning and teachers’ interest in learning interactive Web 2.0 tools among various groups of teachers in terms of their teaching levels and length of teaching experience.• No significance differences were found on teachers’ overall experience with Web 2.0 among various groups of teachers in terms of their teaching levels.• Significance differences (p<0.5) were found on teachers’ overall experience with Web 2.0 among various groups of teachers in terms of their length of teaching experience.
  27. 27. Conclusion• The most often used Web tools by teachers were social networking sites and social video tools• Teachers had positive experience in using social videos, social networking sites, and podcasts• Teachers showed positive perceptions of the pedagogical benefits of Web 2.0 tools in teaching and learning• Teachers felt the importance of Web 2.0 tools and were interested in learning these tools to support and supplement classroom instruction• The results confirm the findings in the pilot study. However, teachers in the pilot study used Web 2.0 tools more often than the current study and had better overall experiences with Web 2.0 tools
  28. 28. The End Questions or Comments? This presentation is available at: http://slideshare.yuen.us Follow Steve Yuen at: My Blog - http://blog.yuen.usMy Tweets - http://twitter.yuen.us

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