Thursday, 4 June 2009

Readings for TEL Project Students

When I first meet my project sutdnets I usually suggest a set of readings and useful web sites
this post contains links to some of the standard sources which might be useful in a contextual basis. Of course 

Basic Advice
I suggest that you dip into the following publications to get a sense of the sorts of things which I expect you to read. They cover the current discussions and debates surrounding technology enhanced learning plus some classic views of concepts which I expect you to be grappling with in your project.

You may wish to bookmark this page, and check from time to time to see if the list has changed/grown.

Orientation followed by research - refining your understanding

Its often a good idea to do some browsing of documents, and maybe a few web searches to get some initial orientation from a topic area before immersing yourself in the papers.

When you read the papers, I am looking for you becoming familiar with the basic structure of academic papers, and also developing your own understanding of and model for academic writing.

Technology Affordances
GAVER, W. W. (1991) Technology affordances. Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems: Reaching through technology. New Orleans, ACM Press.
GAVER, W. W. (1996) Situating Action ii: Affordances for interaction: The social is material for design. Ecological Psychology, 8, 111-130.

Semantic Web in Education

Ohler, J.
Semantic Web in Education EDUCAUSE Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4 (October–December 2008)
see also the special issue of JIME edited by Terry Anderson and Denise Whitelock
Anderson, T and Whitelock, J. (2004) The Educational Semantic Web: Visioning and Practicing the Future of Education: Journal of Interactive Media in Education 2004 (1)

Web 2.0
FRANKLIN, T. & VAN HARMELEN, M. (2007) Web 2.0 for content for learning and teaching in higher education. JISC www. jisc. ac. uk/media/documents/programmes/digitalrepositories/web2-contentlearningand-teaching. pdf.
O'REILLY, T. (2005) What Is Web 2.0 – Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software 09/30/what-is-web-20.html
Vicarious Learning
MAYES, J. T. & NEILSON, I. (1996) Learning from other people's dialogues: questions about computer based answers. IN COLLIS, B. & DAVIES, G. (Eds.) Innovating learning with innovative technology. Amsterdam: North Holland.
e-learning, technology enhanced learning
MAYES, T. & FREITAS, S. D. (2006) Review of e-learning theories, frameworks and models JISC e-Learning Models Desk Study. Bristol, JISC.
JISC Podcasts
listening and browsing the JISC podcasts can help you become oriented in the field.
JISC Publications
you may find it helpful to browse the JISC publications website to find relevant reports. Often you will find the reference list for such reports more instructive as a starting point for research than a host of google searches! link to JISC publications index

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