Dialogue Patterns of Preservice Science Teachers Using Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communications on the World Wide Web
JOHN C. PARK, ALEC M. BODZIN, North Carolina State University, United States
JCMST Volume 19, Number 2, ISSN 0731-9258 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
This study analyzed patterns of computer-mediated commu-nication of 32 preservice science teachers on a public Web-based forum. The participants were able to engage in scaf-folding pedagogical ideas with each other as a result of shar-ing peer perceptions. The findings revealed that a large amount of structure is needed for students to discuss science-specific pedagogical issues on a Web-based forum. A satura-tion effect in the discourse may occur with large groups of preservice teachers responding to one particular forum post-ing. Dialogue prompts and scaffolding were aspects of the Web-based forum that facilitated new learning in both sci-ence- specific and general pedagogical areas.
PARK, J.C. & BODZIN, A.M. (2000). Dialogue Patterns of Preservice Science Teachers Using Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Communications on the World Wide Web. Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 19(2), 161-194. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
© 2000 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
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