blogs, RSS feeds, technology, course, students, instructional technology
In this paper we report our experiences using blogs and RSS technology to teach over 800 preservice students in an introductory instructional technology course over the course of three semesters. Our main purpose for using blogs and RSS feeds was to promote critical reflection, student collaboration, and professional development. Through focus group interviews and class surveys, we discovered both effective and ineffective methods for integrating blogs and RSS feeds into a course. This paper will reflect on these findings and provide practical ideas for overcoming the challenges we faced in implementing blogs and RSS feeds as effective teaching and learning tools.
Original Publication Citation
West, R. E., Wright, G. W., Gabbitas, B., & Graham, C. R. (26). Reflections from the Introduction of Blogs and RSS Feeds Into a Preservice Instructional Technology Course. TechTrends. 5(4). 54-6.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gabbitas, Bruce; Graham, Charles R.; West, Richard E.; and Wright, Geoffrey, "Reflections from the Introduction of Blogs and RSS Feeds Into a Preservice Instructional Technology Course" (2006). Faculty Publications. 980.
David O. McKay School of Education
Instructional Psychology and Technology
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