CEC Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches and Lectures


An Examination of Teachers’ Integration of Web 2.0 Technologies in Secondary Classrooms: A Phenomenological Study

Event Location / Date(s)

San Francisco, CA / April 27 - May 1, 2013

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2013


Web 2.0 tools may be able to close the digital gap between teachers and students if teachers can integrate the tools and change their pedagogy. The TPACK framework has outlined the elements needed to effect change, and research on Web 2.0 tools shows its potential as a change agent, but little research has looked at how the two interrelate. Using a rigorous phenomenological research methodology, the “lived experiences” of seven teachers successfully adapting pedagogy with Web 2.0 tools were examined giving an in-depth qualitative analysis of how and why teachers integrate Web 2.0 to change pedagogy. The research validated the use of TPACK as a framework as well as the use of phenomenological research methodology in researching about educational technology.

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