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Empowering Student Reflection with Technology: Using Electronic Journaling in a Social Studies Methods Class in Teacher Education
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, , , University of Cincinnati, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study explored the effects of electronic journaling on student attitudes towards technology and their reflection on social studies methods. We analyzed the participants’ journal entries to identify the topics dealt with as they reflected on their learning and in-school experiences. We also used surveys to identify themes to be explored in interviews. The interviews allowed us to explore issues of technology use and journaling in greater detail. Through this triangulation of the data, we could not only assess what students expressed through surveys and interviews, but also analyze the actual content composed within the e-journal. We found that e-journaling promoted student reflection, and the students positively perceived the e-journaling method, with most saying they would use it for their own classes.

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Seo, K.K., DeWitt, S. & Byk, A. (2009). Empowering Student Reflection with Technology: Using Electronic Journaling in a Social Studies Methods Class in Teacher Education. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3917-3919). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 27, 2019 from .

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