How do pre-service teachers work “Together” on curriculum development projects: A study on tools and tasks in collaborative information behavior

Tien I. Tsai, Wan Lin Yang

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Abstract

Course preparation for teachers usually requires looking for a great amount of information. For pre-service teachers who are novice in teaching, information exchange regarding course preparation with their peers is very crucial to their professional development. Drawing upon Twidale and Nichols [1] and Shah [2–4], this study investigates pre-service teachers’ collaborative information behavior when designing curriculum with their peers. Specifically, the current study examines pre-service teachers’ time-space collaboration profiles and the tools being used in their collaborative information-seeking processes. 183 responses were collected via a web survey and analyzed to address aforementioned research inquiries. The results show that while nearly half of the pre-service teachers worked at different time and space, the other half either worked at the same time in the same place or worked remotely at the same time. Social media and cloud drives have become the most popular collaborative platforms for pre-service teachers to share information with their peers, and most participants used multiple online tools for various purposes during their curriculum-development group work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransforming Digital Worlds - 13th International Conference, iConference 2018, Proceedings
EditorsGobinda Chowdhury, Julie McLeod, Val Gillet, Peter Willett
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages537-543
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319781044
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Event13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018 - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Mar 252018 Mar 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10766 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other13th International Conference on Transforming Digital Worlds, iConference 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySheffield
Period18-03-2518-03-28

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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