The Role of Edmodo Model for Professional Development: The Uses of Blockchain in School Management

Fahriye Altinay, Ozge Beyatli, Gokmen Dagli, Zehra Altinay

Abstract


Schools are social agents to diffuse merits of technology. The uses of technology foster professional development. Schools have started to make tendencies towards digitalization. Especially learning and teaching contexts become technology supported. In this respect, school infrastructure and learning resources have changed. Teachers play a great role to adopt new changes in learning teaching process to the new generation. This makes innovation in schools to use new technologies and applications for better education practices. This research study aims to create awareness on Edmodo model to teachers and develop their skills on new learning contents for establishing more digitalized school at the secondary education level and analyze the uses of blockchain in school management. The research study was conducted with 21 volunteer teachers working at the secondary level that they get training on the use of Edmodo Content Management System. Case study through action research was done in this research study that self-report was used to gain experiences of teachers. By this way, educational online environment was created for teachers for the uses of learning-teaching process. Research results revealed that teachers enhance their skills and knowledge about the use of the Edmodo content management system increased compared to the pre-seminar. In addition, they gained online collaboration and research skills. This practice created the culture of technology based innovation for their schools.

Keywords


Blockchain, Edmodo, Content management system, Social networks, Professional development

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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