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ABSTRACT. The purpose of this study is to explore ways in which future teachers perceive issues related to the use of open source tools and open source educational resources. While the reflective use of digital video in teacher education is commonly recognized as a way to bridge the perceived gap between theory and practice, in this study, digital videos are used to facilitate learning by making conceptual content more understandable and initiate later discussion about the open source issues. The primary objective of this study is to determine a change in knowledge and perceptions of the use of open source tools and open source educational resources demonstrated in the online discussions among future teachers. The research was conducted during the four-week Distance Education graduate course taught in the blended format. In the given timeframe, students were required to participate actively in the two teacher-led online discussions. The first discussion focuses on the open source tools issues. Open educational resources are the theme of the second discussion. The collected data are analyzed by the use of the Interaction Analysis Model – IAM. The research findings indicate a change in future teachers’ knowledge and perceptions of the usability of open source tools and open educational resources in their future classrooms. pp. 115–130

Keywords: digital video cases; future teachers; online discussions; Interaction Analysis Model; knowledge construction; blended courses

doi:10.22381/KC5520177

IVANA BATARELO KOKIC
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Split
(corresponding author)
SUZANA RUKAVINA
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Amplexor Magyarország Kft., Budapest

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