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Throughout my ePortfolio, I have indicated references at the bottom of each artifact page when I have referenced material in my reflections.  Furthermore, many of my artifacts, notably research papers, have references listed as part of the artifact itself.  This page contains resources in the form of texts, articles, and websites that I have found useful, helpful, and relevant throughout my time in the MET program.  Most of the resources listed were required reading. Please note that any website links will open in a new window.

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ETEC 500

Beck, N., & Fetherston, T. (2003). The effects of incorporating a word processor into a year three writing program. Information Technology in Childhood Education Annual, 139-161.

Gay, L.R., Mills, G.E., & Airasian, P.W. (2009). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and application (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

Miller, L.M., Schweingruber, H, & Brandenburg, C.L. (2001). Middle school students’ technology practices and preferences: Re-examining gender differences. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 10(2), 125-140.

Tatar, D. & Robinson, M. (2003). Use of the digital camera to increase student interest and learning in high school biology. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 12(2), 89-95.

ETEC 510

Anderson, T. (2004). Towards a Theory of Online Learning, In Anderson, T. & Elloumi, F. (Eds.) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. Athabasca University.

Anderson, T. (2004). Teaching in an Online Learning Context. In: Anderson, T. & Elloumi, F. (Eds.) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. Athabasca University.

Bates and Poole. (2003) A Framework for Selecting and Using Technology. In Effective Teaching with Technology. (75-105). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

de Castell, Suzanne, & Jenson, Jennifer. (2003). Serious play. Journal of Curriculum Studies, 35(6), 649-665.

Dick, W., & Carey, L. (1990). The systematic design of instruction. New York: Harper Collins.

Gee, J. (2003). Semiotic domains: Is playing video games a “waste of time? Chapter in: What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York: Palgrave.

Jenkins, H. (2004). The cultural logic of media convergence. International Journal of Cultural Studies, 7(1), 33-43.

Jenkins, M. (2004). Unfulfilled Promise: formative assessment using computer-aided assessment. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 1, 67-78.

Jonassen, D. (1999). Designing constructivist learning environments. In C. Reigeluth (Ed.), Instructional design theories and models: Volume II. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

New London Group. (1996). A pedagogy of multiliteracies: Designing social futures. Harvard Educational Review. 66(1), 60-92.

Norman, D. (1999). Affordances, Conventions and Design. Interactions, 6(3), 38-41.

Papert, S. (2003). Mindstorms: Children, computers, and powerful ideas. In N. Waldrip-Fruin & N. Montfort (Eds.), The new media reader (414-431), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On The Horizon, 9(5), 1-6.

Reigeluth, C.M. (1999). What is instructional-design theory and how is it changing? In C.M. Reigeluth (Ed.), Instructional-design theories and models: A new paradigm of instructional theory, Vol.2,. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (1994). Computer support for knowledge-building communities. The Journal of the Learning Sciences, 3(3), 265-283.

ETEC 511

Cuban, L. & Kirkpatrick, H. (1998). Computer makes kids smarter, right? Technos, 7(2), 26-31.

Dorbolo, J. (2004). Review of Educational Technology: The development of a concept, ethics and information technology, 5(1), 68-70.

Heidegger, M. (1953). The question concerning technology. In M. Heidegger, The question concerning technology and other essays (trans. W. Lovitt) (pp. 3-35). New York: Harper and Row.

Haraway, D. (1985). A manifesto for cyborgs. Socialist Review, 15(2), 65-107.

Hawkridge, D. (1981). The Telesis of educational technology. British Journal of Educational Technology, 12, 4-18.

Januszewski, A. (2001). Educational Technology: The Development of a Concept. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.

Loh, C. S. (2007). A suitable textbook for the classroom. However… Review of the SAGE handbook of e-learning research. Educational Researcher, 36(9), 573-578. 

Mead. M. (1955). Cultural patterns and technical change. New York: Mentor.

Moody, K. (1999). The children of Telstar. New York: Vantage.

Nardi, B. A. (1996). Studying context. In B. A. Nardi (Ed.), Context and consciousness (pp. 69-102). Cambridge: MIT Press.

Petrina, S. & Feng, F. (2008). Primer for defining and theorizing technology in education, pt. 1. Vancouver, BC: Tech no-Printing Press.

Turkle, S. (2004). Whither psychoanalysis in computer culture. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 21(1), 16-30.

Wajcman, J. (2002). Addressing technological change. Current Sociology, 50(3), 347-363.

ETEC 512

Bigge, M. L. & Shermis, S. S. (2004). Learning theories for teachers, 6th Ed. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Case, R. (1995). Changing views of knowledge and their impact on educational research and practice. In D. R. Olson & N. Torrance (Eds.). The Handbook of Education and Human Development. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Driscoll, M. P. (2005). Psychology of learning for instruction. Toronto: Pearson.

Miller, P. H. (2002). Theories of developmental psychology, 4th Ed. New York: Worth.

Nardi, B.A. (1995). Studying Context: A comparison of activity theory, situated action models, and distributed cognition. In B.A. Nardi (Ed.) Context and Consciousness: Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 35-52). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Available online at

Novak, J. D. (1998). Learning, creation, and using knowledge: concept maps as facilitative tools in schools and corporations. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Olson, D. R. & Bruner, J. S. (1995). Folk psychology and folk pedagogy. In D. R. Olson & N. Torrance (Eds.), The Handbook of Education and Human Development. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Scardamalia, M. (2004). CSILE/Knowledge Forum. Education and Technology: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. Available online at:

Schunk, D. H. (2004). Learning theories: an educational perspective. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Siemens, G. (2004). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. Available online at: 

ETEC 530

Anderson, D. & Nashon, S. (2006). Predators of knowledge construction: Interpreting students’ metacognition in an amusement park physics program. Science Education. Available online at: 

Jegede, O.J. (1995). Collateral learning and eco-cultural paradigm in science and mathematics in Africa. Studies in Science Education. 25, 97-137.

Johnson, D.W. & Johnson, R.T. (1998). Chapter 4: Formal Cooperative Learning. In Learning together and alone: Cooperative, competitive, and individualistic learning. Allyn & Bacon.

Matthews, M.R. (1994). Science Teaching: The role of history and philosophy of science. New York: Routledge.

Nott, M. & Wellington, J. (1993). Your nature of science profile: an activity for science teachers. Science education notes, 75(270), 109-112.

Posner, G.J., Strike, K.A., Hewson, P.W. & Gertzog, W.A. (1982). Accommodation of a scientific conception: Toward a theory of conceptual change. Science Education, 66(2), 211-227.

ETEC 531

Murphie, A. & Potts, J. (2003). Culture and technology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

ETEC 532

Jacobsen, D.M. & Goldman, R. (2001). The Hand-Made’s tail: A novel approach to educational technology. In Barrell, B. (Ed.). Technology, teaching and learning: Issues in the integration of technology. Calgary, AB: Detselig Enterprises.

Palloff, R.M. & Pratt, K. (1999a). When teaching and learning leave the classroom. Building learning communities in cyberspace: Effective strategies for the online classroom. (pp. 3-20). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Palloff, R.M. & Pratt, K. (1999b). Defining and redefining community. Building learning communities in cyberspace: Effective Strategies for the online classroom. (pp. 21-32). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Stack, M. & Kelly, M.D. (2006). Popular media, education and resistance. Canadian Journal of Education, 29(1), pp. 5-26.

Tapscott, D. (2004). The net generation and the school. Milken Family Foundation. Available online at:

Zhao, Y. & Frank, K.A. (2003). Factors affecting technology uses in schools: An ecological perspective. American Educational Research Journal, 40(4), pp. 807-840.

ETEC 540

Bolter, J. D. (2001). Writing space: Computers, hypertext, and the remediation of print [2nd edition]. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Ong, W. (1982). Orality and literacy: The technologizing of the word. London: Methuen.

Postman, N. (1992). Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology. New York: Vintage Books.

ETEC 565

Anderson, T. (2004). Towards a Theory of Online Learning, In Anderson, T. & Elloumi, F. (Eds.) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. Athabasca University.

Anderson, T. (2004). Teaching in an Online Learning Context. In: Anderson, T. & Elloumi, F. (Eds.) Theory and Practice of Online Learning. Athabasca University.

Bates and Poole. (2003) A Framework for Selecting and Using Technology. In Effective Teaching with Technology. (75-105). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Boyes, J., Dowie, S. & Rumzan, I. (2005). Using the SECTIONS Framework to Evaluate Flash Media. Innovate Journal of Online Education, 2(1).

Chickering, A.W. & Gamson, Z.F. (1987). Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education. American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, 39 (7), 3-7. Available online at:

Chickering, A.W. & Ehrmann, S.C. (1996). Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever. American Association for Higher Education Bulletin, 49(2), 3-6. Available online at:

Downes, S. (2004). Educational Blogging. Educause Review, 39(5), September/October), 14-26.

Fisch, K. (2007) Blogging: In their own words. The Fischbowl. Available online at:

Gibbs, G. & Simpson, C. (2005). Conditions under which assessment supports students’ learning. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 1(1), 3-31. Available online at:

International Society of Technology for Education. (2009). National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers. Available online at:…

Lamb, B. (2007). Dr. Mashup; or, Why Educators Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Remix. EDUCAUSE Review, 42(4), July/August), 12–25. 

Perkins, M. & Pfaffman, J. (2006). Using a Course Management System to Improve Classroom Communication. Science Teacher, 73(7), 33-37.

Panettieri, J. (2007). Addition by subtraction. University Business, August, 58-62. Available online at:

Siemens, G. (2003). Evaluating media characteristics: Using multimedia to achieve learning outcomes. Elearnspace. Available online at:

ETEC 590

Moon, J. (2001) PDP Working Paper 4 – Reflection in Higher education Learning. ltsn generic centre, Learning and Teaching Support Network.

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