A Study on Modeling of e-Facilitating Behavior in Moderation Method : A Case of Practicum in Pre-service Teacher Training
During the development of coursework that employs e-Learning at Pre-service Teacher Training, it is important for us to pay attention to the roles of not only "coordination (particularly with respect to the management of schedule)" but also "facilitation (particularly regarding guiding and counseling students)" in addition to "face-to-face coursework." Pre-service students desire to learn to relate the teacher's dialog and advice to their own practical observations and dialog. Furthermore, they would like to receive pedagogical and psychological support at each step during coursework. The performance of two roles-coordination and facilitation-is termed as "moderation." This paper attempts to identify the practice of online facilitation within the purview of the moderation method in Pre-service Teacher Training. We share basic data and attempt to discuss the useful findings concerning e-moderating methods through interviews of four moderators, use of questionnaires to survey pre-service students, and analysis of the moderators' and students' posts on BBS.
- Educational technology research
Educational technology research 28(1-2), 1-10, 2005