Evaluating the Implementation of a Social Bookmarking Activity for an Undergraduate Course

Jason T. Abbitt
Miami University


This manuscript describes an exploratory study of a social bookmarking activity in an undergraduate course for pre-service teachers. During a 10-week activity, students were required to post links to Internet resources relating to course objectives and also to rate the content posted by other users. The analysis of data from this activity includes descriptive data regarding usage of the software system as well as a descriptive analysis of users and non-users of the social bookmarking web-based application. The results of the study provide additional insight into trends of user behavior and a basis for possible modifications to the web-based system and the course activity.

About the Author(s)...

Jason T. Abbitt, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Dr. Abbitt’s research interests include the development and evaluation of Internet-based learning systems as well as the investigating factors influencing technology integration into K-12 and higher education teaching. He has also been active in several grant-funded initiatives focusing on the professional development of educators in technology integration and Internet-based course design.  Dr. Abbitt can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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