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The role of web-based activities in mediating student interaction and engagement in four teacher education classes
MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (2011)
  • Qiuyun Lin, SUNY Plattsburgh
Abstract

This study looked at the role of the integration of online activities in overall course satisfaction and interactive learning experiences in a web-enhanced, traditional teacher education course. Data were collected over two semesters from two graduate and two undergraduate classes. The analysis demonstrated that a majority of the students held positive views of these learning experiences: student-centered flexible learning environment, student-student interactions, and the connection between web-based activities and face-to-face (FTF) learning. These findings suggested that integration of online activities into traditional teacher education courses can shift some of the power, authority, and control from the instructor to the learner while providing the interaction and connection that are central and valuable to traditional classrooms.

Keywords
  • web-based activities,
  • online discussion,
  • engagement,
  • interaction,
  • connection,
  • student satisfaction
Publication Date
March, 2011
Citation Information
Qiuyun Lin. "The role of web-based activities in mediating student interaction and engagement in four teacher education classes" MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching Vol. 7 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/qiuyun_lin/5/