Use Videoconferencing for Reflective Practice by Student Teachers
Leslie Sharpe, Lachlan Crawford, Myint Swe Khine, Moo Swee Ngoh, Angela Wong, Chun Hu, National Institute of Education, Singapore
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
As a computer-supported collaborative learning (CSCL) tool, computer video conferencing provides increasing opportunities for preservice teachers to share experiences across time and space. This paper describes a Singapore experience in which preservice teachers use multipoint desktop video conferencing (MDVC), including various computer applications such as web pages and video clips, during their teaching practice. The experience provided opportunities for professional development of student teachers by allowing them to share ideas, experiences and teaching resources in real time with an audience wider than the schools where they taught. The paper reports the results of a pre and post survey on the student teachers involved in the video conferencing project and their peers who did not go through such an experience.
Sharpe, L., Crawford, L., Khine, M.S., Ngoh, M.S., Wong, A. & Hu, C. (2003). Use Videoconferencing for Reflective Practice by Student Teachers. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1892-1895). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).