Views of Preservice Teachers on Blog Use For Instruction and Social Interaction

Abdullah Kuzu

Rapid development of technology and unique characteristics of the creative society require a shift from traditional teaching concepts to student centered learning in education. One of the methods to provide this change is creating teaching environments enriched by Internet. Blog (weblog) service offered to learners and teachers through Internet is an important instrument to provide learners with effective activities and social interaction. Blog technology provides the users with opportunities to create web pages without any design knowledge, write their ideas on these pages, and add comments on the pages. The current study presents the views of pre-service teachers regarding “Information Technology in Education-I” course blog along with the facilities that trigger learning and social interaction.

KEYWORDS: Weblog; Blog; Social Interaction; Web Supported Learning