Web 2.0


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Student Teachers’ Attitudes toward Collaboration in ePortfolios Built with Web 2.0 Tools

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This article presents the research carried out on student teachers’ attitudes towards collaboration in ePortfolios at the Ibiza campus of the University of the Balearic Islands. An on-going ePortfolio project was implemented in September 2009 throughout our different Teacher Education programmes. Changes have been introduced to the project design based on initial research findings. Data collection is carried out with the first and the last graduation classes that have worked on the ePortfolio project. This research allows us to observe any changes in student teachers’ attitudes towards collaboration in ePortfolios due to improved scaffolding as the project progresses.

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Voki for Collaborative Learning in Blackboard Vista

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The advent of Web 2.0 brings in endless possibilities to enhance collaborative learning in the classroom. In this paper a website that holds much promise for classroom application, voki.com, was analyzed and is recommended for teachers to use in a Learning Management System (LMS). In our opinion, adopting Voki in an LMS will enhance students’ learning experiences, as the teacher becomes an enabler and learning facilitator, thus enriching the learning experience for the student. A few examples are presented to show how we used Voki in our LMS, Blackboard Vista, at Dubai Women’s College, to enhance student learning of targeted content vocabulary.