Share Paper: Changing teaching practices with Web 2.0 technologies: a study on the use of collaborative online tools in vocational education

  1. Lurdes Cardoso, Minho University - Braga - Portugal, Portugal
  2. Clara Coutinho, Minho University - Braga - Portugal, Portugal
Friday, March 11 10:45 AM-11:15 AM Oaklands

Abstract: This article presents an empirical study developed by a Mathematics teacher after attending an ICT teacher education program where Web 2.0 technologies were explored as cognitive tools to engage students in innovative learning activities. The project was designed for a 11th grade class of Vocational Education students and the Google Docs tool and its features as a form, text, spreadsheet and electronic presentation editor were used to teach a Statistics Module. Students explored the potential of the tool to develop a survey that was applied to all the local school community. The aims of the study were: i) to evaluate ...