iPrac - Twittering to survive practicum

posted 5 Sep 2011, 03:03 by Jason Zagami   [ updated 5 Sep 2011, 03:12 ]
Thursday, 8 April 2010

iPrac - Twittering to survive practicum 

Zagami, J. (2010, April). iPrac - Twittering to survive practicum. Paper presented at the Australian Council for Computers in Education Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Retrieved from http://acec2010.info/proposal/268/iprac-twittering-survive-practicum

Zagami, J. (2010). iPrac - Twittering to survive practicum[Presentation slides]. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/j.zagami/twittering-to-survive-practicum

This study reports on a project that provided 25 pre-service teachers with iPhones to maintain a strong social network during their practicum placements. As Graduate Diploma students, initial practicum placement can be particularly intense and emotional experiences. Using the twitter micro blogging service and iPhone mobile devices, students were encouraged to share the 'trivia' of their placement experience and through this sharing of seemingly mundane experiences, reduce the isolation and uncertainty of the experience. 

Twittering to survive practicum