The WebQuest Creation Process: A Case Study of Preservice Teachers Working Individualistically or Collaboratively
Leanne Roberts, Mercyhurst College, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This case study focused on preservice teachers creation of a WebQuest working in an individualistic or collaborative work configuration. Constructivism, adult learning theory, and collaborative learning, with technology integration in preservice teacher education provided the framework for this study. Data analysis revealed that mechanisms of collaboration occur in both configurations impacting the creation process and product. Emergent themes include individualistic configuration for control, collaborative configuration for mutual engagement, mechanisms of collaboration in collaborative and individualistic work configurations, prior experience from an introductory technology course, and supported autonomy vs. collaboration. "Supported autonomy." a new theory emerging from this study requires further investigation.
Roberts, L. (2006). The WebQuest Creation Process: A Case Study of Preservice Teachers Working Individualistically or Collaboratively. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1760-1767). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).