2010: R685 Topical Seminar, IUB Section 29616, 3 Credits

"The World is Open with Web Technology"

School of Education

Weekly Taped Sessions to take place in Bloomington, Mondays 7:00‑9:45 p.m. (to to be loaded to Oncourse for everyone)

Instructor: Curt Bonk, Professor, Instructional Systems Technology

See online syllabus at http://curtbonk.com/Syllabus_R685_Spring_of_2010.htm

Wikibook; http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies


    Curtis J. Bonk, Ph.D., CPA

Office: 2238 W. W. Wright Education Bldg.

Phone: 812-856-8353 (W) (cell phone preferred and available upon request)

E-mail: CJBonk@indiana.edu

Office Hours: before and after class and as arranged


Seolim Kwon



Dr. Curtis J. Bonk


Course Description and Rationale:

When it comes to perspectives on teaching and learning, the Web 2.0 has changed everything! Don’t believe it? Back in December, Time Magazine named “you” as the person of the year. The Web 2.0 (also called the Read-Write Web) empowers learners to generate ideas and comments online, rather than simply read or browse someone else’s. In effect, instead of passive consumption-based learning, we are living in a participatory age where learners have a voice and potentially some degree of ownership over their own learning. Here at the start of the twenty-first century, emerging technologies – such as online photo albums, blogs, wikis, podcasts, ebooks, YouTube videos, massive multiplayer online games, simulations, virtual worlds, and wireless and mobile computing – are generating waves of new opportunities in higher education, K-12 schools, corporate training, and other learning environments.


And today’s millennial learner, immersed in an increasingly digital world is seeking richer and more engaging learning experiences. Amid this rising tide of expectations, instructors across educational sectors are exploring and sharing innovative ways to use technology to foster interaction, collaboration, and increased excitement for learning. Unfortunately, as any high school student will tell you, this is far less common than most would hope. In response, it is time to take advantage of the new participatory learning culture where learners build, tinker with, explore, share, and collaborate with others online. It is also time to exploit free and open educational resources, opencourseware, learning portals, and open source software across educational sectors and income levels. This course, therefore, will be a journey into the learning technologies (i.e., nature), pedagogical opportunities (i.e., nurture), and the people, societies, and cultures where this is happening now! We will create and publish a cross-cultural Wikibook on Web 2.0 technology. We will explore the motivational and educational value of YouTube and other online videos and create a few of our own. Of course, we will also blog on our experiences.


In an age when eyeball-to-eyeball learning is no longer necessary, effective online instructors do not simply teach but moderate, coach, and assist in the learning process. No today, “WE-ALL-LEARN” with Web technology. Importantly, strategies discussed and modeled will address learning in all formats—K-12, higher education, corporate, university, military settings, etc. You too can participate.


Course Goals and Objectives. After the course, students should be able to:

1.      Define and use different Web 2.0 technologies;

2.      Explain and demonstrate the educational benefits of podcasts, wikis, blogs, virtual worlds, simulations, social networking software, etc.

3.      Critique articles related to emerging learning technologies and associated pedagogy with them.

4.      Use, recommend, or create online resources and portals in a variety of educational settings.

5.      Design an innovative research or evaluation project related to online learning;

6.      Successfully submit research, grant, or other proposals related to learning technologies, the Web 2.0, e-learning, or systemic change in education to conferences, foundations, summits, or institutes.

7.      Recognize and potentially contact many of the key players and scholars in the field of online learning and Web 2.0 learning technologies.

8.      Consult with organizations to evaluate the effectiveness of e-learning courses, programs, and events as well as Web 2.0 technologies.

9.      Make recommendations regarding online learning initiatives, programs, and strategies.

10.  Obtain a model, guide, or framework for thinking about new technology tools and resources in education. Use this framework for strategic planning reports, retreats, consulting, and other places or situations where a macro lens on learning technology and educational reform is needed.


Required Texts: None!!! The world of learning should be FREE!


Tentative Tasks and Grading:

50 pts    A. Weekly Participation (Due: Each Week)

90 pts    B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections (Due: April 26)

50 pts    C. Midterm Assignment Reality Check (MARC) (Due: March 8)

70 pts    D. Web 2.0 Final: Wikibook, YouTube Video, Second Life, or Podcasts (Due: April 19)

260      Total Points


Total points will determine your final grade. I will use the following grading scale:

A+ = high score                       B- = 208-216 points

A = 243-260 points                  C+ = 200-207 points

A- = 234-242 points                C = 191-199 points

B+ = 225-233 points                C - = 182-190 points

B = 217-224 points                  F/FN = no work rec'd or signif. inadequate/impaired


Projected Seminar Weekly Topics:

Week 1. (January 11) Neo Millennial and Web 2.0 Learners

Week 2. (January 18) Digital Literacy Skills

Week 3 (January 25) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

Week 4. (February 1) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning

Week 5. (February 8) The Movement Toward Free and Open Source Software

Week 6. (February 15) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

Week 7. (February 22) Connectivism, Social Knowledge, and Participatory Learning

Week 8. (March 1) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

Week 9. (March 8) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video

Week 10. (March 22) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

Week 11. (March 29) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations

Week 12. (April 5) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

Week 13. (April 12) Educational Blogging

Week 14. (April 19) Podcasting, Webcasting, and Coursecasting

Week 15. (April 26) Networks of Personalized Learning (including online language learning)



Class Tasks:


A. Weekly Participation in Oncourse or Webinars and Tidbits (50 points)


Tidbits: Besides reading 3-4 assigned articles each week, during the semester I want you to read 15 other articles or tidbits from the packet of readings. You will turn in a one page summary of the tidbits that you read and mark your top 10 of them.


Oncourse Discussions of the Readings: You will also lead and moderate discussion in Oncourse one week. In that discussion, you will list at least 5 questions based on the readings. You will also provide brief summaries (1-2 paragraph) of the key points of each article for the week. All other students will post 3 or more key things that they learned from those articles each week (3 or more total for the week; not per article) and respond to the postings of 2 peers each week. Hence, each student must post at least three times minimum per week.


Oncourse Discussion of Cool Resources: The moderator will also post to a separate discussion thread called “Cool Resources.” Here, he or she will post some cool online resources related to the topic of the week. Such resources should include at least 3 shared online videos in YouTube, TeacherTube, CNN News and Videos, BBC News and Video, Fora TV, Academic Earth, or some similar video sharing site. These resources might also include animations, simulations, technical reports, white papers, e-books, Web portals, or other technology tools. Each student must post at least one reaction to the cool resources that are posted including a note of their favorite resource mentioned in that thread and why that is the case. Any student can also recommend a shared online video (e.g., YouTube) other resource related to the articles for the week.


A combination of article readings, cool resources discussions, tidbit rankings, and other weekly participation in Oncourse will determine your participation grade. Some of it will be quantitative and some of it will be qualitative.



B. Weekly Personal Web 2.0 Reflections (90 pts: Due April 26th)


Option 1: Blogging. Instead of a large class discussion forum, in this option, you would create a Weblog (i.e., a blog) to reflect on your personal article readings and ideas related to class. A minimum of 15 posts (30 points). You will be assigned a critical friend to give feedback to on their postings each week (20 points). You might create a Blog using Pitas.com, Blogger.com, LiveJournal, Diaryland, Free-Conversant,WordPress, or some other blogging tool. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 26th with your blog postings attached (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.


Option 2. Weekly YouTube Video. Instead of blogging, you could create a weekly 4-8 minute reflection in YouTube of your learning in this class. In that reflection, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 26th along with a summary page of links to your videos (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.


Option 3. Weekly Podcast. Instead of blogging or video reflections, you could create a weekly 5-10 minute podcast reflection of your learning in this class. In that reflection, you would detail what you learned and concepts, research, or ideas that interested you. A 2-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on this activity is due April 26th along with a summary page of links to your videos (40 points). Post it to your Oncourse dropbox.


Option 4. Student suggested equivalent.


Sample Grading Criteria (30%--60 Points; 10 points each):

1. Relevancy to class: meaningful examples, relationships drawn, interlinkages, connecting weekly ideas.

2. Interesting/Insightful: interesting reflections (or cool video created), originality displayed, unique ideas.

3. Completeness: thorough comments, detailed reflection, fulfills assignment (or quality video).

4. Depth: moves thoughts along to new heights, exploration is fostered, breadth & depth, growth is seen.

5. Diversity: some variety in ideas, some breadth to exploration, can see other perspectives, flexible.

6. Reflective: self-awareness and learning displayed in reflection, coherent and informative reflection.


C. Midterm Assignment Reality Check (MARC) (50 pts—Due March 8th)


            Option 1: Article Search and Summary. In this option, you are to find 15-30 articles related to your area of interest and summarize them into mini1-2 paragraph abstracts and notes. Turn in a 3-4 page single-spaced reflection paper on the direction of your project and your learning to date. Why is the topic important and interesting? You can post these to the dropbox in Oncourse.


Option 2: Web 2.0 or E-Learning Interviews. In this option, I want you to interview at least one instructor who is teaching or has taught online courses, workshops, or events as well as a student who has taken such a course. Or, interview an instructor who has used Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and a student who has used Web 2.0 technologies in learning. Interviewees might come from corporate, K-12, military, government, or higher education settings. Interviews can be live (face-to-face), via phone or videoconferencing, or conducted through email. You might also perform case studies, focus group sessions, or pilot observations of instructors or learners using online learning tools in a school, workplace, or informal learning setting. You are to document their life as a Web 2.0 user or online participant (timeframe up to you). In effect, I want you to gather their life histories as a technology learner or instructor and compare these to their online experiences. Then I want you to create a visual representation that compares or relates your stories from both the online instructors and students. Please include interview questions in an appendix. In your report, I want you to reflect on what you learned about e-learning from this assignment. How might you put some of their ideas to use in training programs or in your own teaching? Have these interviews opened your eyes? What might you have done differently? Your reflection paper should be 4-5 single-spaced pages (plus any visuals including tables, charts, figures, models, etc.) and posted to the dropbox in Oncourse.


Option 3: Visual Representation. Sometime people struggle to make sense of all the changes in learning technologies. They need models and frameworks that simplify and explain things. In this option, I want you to create a visual that summarizes some key aspect of your learning in this course or that uniquely organizes some of the information. This visual representation might be in the form of a timeline, model, framework, acronym, figure, diagram, a comparative flowchart, taxonomy, a Venn Diagram, or a comparison and contrast table or matrix. Include a 4-5 page single-spaced reflection paper with this visual and post this to the dropbox in Oncourse.


Option 4: Strategic Plan Critique and Extension: Find and evaluate a strategic plan of a company, university, non-profit organization, school, state, province, country, or region related to the Web 2.0 or e-learning and critique it. For instance, you might pick the state or country where you were born or perhaps where you plan to live after graduation. You might find the strategic plan online or request a hardcopy version. I want you to not simply read and critique the report but to also interview someone who created it or is/was affected by that report. You might discuss and critique the online learning technologies highlighted, proposed pedagogical plans, intended training methods, targeted skills or competencies, or evaluation methods detailed. You might visit the institution or organization or write someone an email. What might this organization do differently in planning for e-learning or using the Web 2.0? What are its competitors doing, for instance? Has there been an update? You are encouraged to work in teams on this report. When done, you will present an overview of the report to the class. Testimonials, graphs and trends of indicated growth, comparisons, and other data or handouts are welcome. You are also encouraged to directly contact the organization that developed the report or plan and receive additional product information (e.g., CDs, brochures, white papers, technical reports, product comparison sheets, videotapes, company annual report, customer testimonies, data sheets, Web site information, etc.). Your critique should be 4-5 single-spaced pages (excluding appendices) and posted the dropbox in Oncourse.


1. Review of Plan or Document (clarity, related to class, organized, facts, data, relevant, style)

2. Relevant Resources and Digging (citations/refs, linkages to class concepts, completeness)

3. Soundness of Critique (clear, complete, practical, detailed, important, implications, coherence)

4. Creativity and Richness of Ideas (richness of information, elaboration, originality, unique)


D. Web 2.0 Final Project (70 points)

Option 1. Wikibook Online Work (WOW) (70 points—Due April 19th)

In this option, you help with a Wikibook related to emerging technologies. Two years ago, students from five universities designed a wikibook on “The Web 2.0 and Emerging Learning Technologies” (The WELT); see http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Web_2.0_and_Emerging_Learning_Technologies. If you write a unique chapter for the WELT, it should be a minimum of 2,000 words. A 2-3 page reflection paper on what you learned from this wikibook activity is due April 19th (70 points). Attached to your reflection paper will be documentation of what you contributed to the wikibook, including your chapter (with highlights or special notations of your contribution), highlights to the chapters worked on, and perhaps even print outs of the wikibook chapter editing history.



Wikibook Grading (50 Total Points or 10 pts each dimension):

1. Chapter relevance: Topic and contribution is meaningful and relevant to class, we learn from it

2. Chapter creativity: Original and distinctive ideas, insightful points, something unique in it such as a figure, model, graph, timeline, comparison chart, acronym, quote or set of quotes, etc.

3. Chapter coherence: Good flow, well organized, good layout, enjoyable to read

4. Chapter completeness: Sufficient coverage of information, extends topic and class

5. Reflection paper completeness

6. Reflection paper coherence

7. Reflection paper relevance to class


Option 2. Cool YouTube Video Creation

So you want to be cool? You want to be creative? In this option, you are to create a shared online video (e.g., YouTube) related to this class. You cannot be the only person in it. What does the Web 2.0 and participatory learning mean to you? Alternatively, you can design a YouTube video for someone else. You should post this video of at least 5 minutes in length by April 19th. You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design to the dropbox in Oncourse. Your video and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content.


Option 3. Video Blogging

I like options and challenges and I bet you do too! Instead of a regular old blog, in this option, you might experiment with a video blog. When done, I want you to write a paper wherein you reflect on why you selected your particular blog topic and associated videos. You might discuss the benefits of video plus text. Also comment on any feedback you have received. You might mention what you might do differently and where your efforts might be headed. Do you think that your topic was effective? Why or why not? You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design posted to the dropbox in Oncourse. Your blogging activities and associated reflection paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and organization; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content.


Option 4. Second Life

In this option, you are to create an educational application, activity, or use within Second Life. Why did you create this activity? What is the purpose and potential? Who is the audience? How does it relate to this class? You will turn in a 2-3 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design posted to the dropbox in Oncourse. Your Second Life design and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content.


Option 5. Podcast Series

In this option, you are to create at least 2 podcasts related to topics from this class of at least 8 minutes in length. I prefer that you create a series of podcasts on a theme or a podcast show. In addition, you cannot be the only person in the podcasts. The topic or theme only needs to be related to this class. Be creative and unique. When done, I want you to write a paper wherein you reflect on why you selected that topic. Also comment on any feedback you have received. You might mention what you might do differently and where your efforts might be headed. Do you think that your topic was effective? Why or why not? What might you do differently if you were to do it over? You will turn in a 1-2 page single-spaced summary reflection of your design posted to the dropbox in Oncourse. Your podcast show and paper will be graded for: (1) insightfulness, creativity, and originality; (2) design and visual effects; (3) coherence and logical sequence; (4) completeness; (5) relevance of content.


Final Class Presentation Points: (20 Points or 5 pts for each dimension for all options above)

  1. Organization: good pace, flow, coherent, and transitions
  2. Creative/Interesting: audience engaged, presenters showcase their creative ideas
  3. Completeness: thorough presentation without going beyond time limits
  4. Informative: handout(s), relevance, practical, helps make connections




E. Options to one of the above assignments:

In place of Task B, C, or D, you might volunteer to create a usable class product (e.g., an online glossary, a Web site for the class, a database of articles on different class themes, organize a class mini-conference or real conference symposium, review a key journal in the field for major themes or trends and share that research with the class, etc.) or you might demonstrate a Web 2.0 or e-learning tool to the class. Such a tool may have relevance in K-12, military, corporate, or higher education settings or perhaps in more informal settings such as a museum, zoo, or computer club. See the instructor about the possibilities of demonstrating a particularly interesting e-learning tool you have found. You might have other task option preferences. Or you might trade a task for a major problem-based learning project related to this class with a company, organization, or institution. You make the contact and find out what needs to be resolved and then get it approved by the instructor. It might be a Web 2.0 or distance learning evaluation project. It might involve the design of e-learning tools and resources. It might entail the creation of a strategic plan, white paper, or vision statement. Whatever the problem or task, it must be an authentic activity. You will present the final project at the end of the semester.
Weekly Reading
(we will read 3-4 articles per week—it is your choice what to read.)


Projected Seminar Weekly Topics:


Week 1. (January 11th) Neo Millennial and Web 2.0 Learners

  1. Louis Soares (2009, June). Working Learners: Educating Our Entire Workforce for Success in the 21st Century.  Center for American Progress. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/06/pdf/working_learners.pdf


  1. The Millennium Development Goals Report (2009). New York: United Nations, http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_Report_2009_ENG.pdf


  1. Dieterle, E., Dede, C., & Schrier, K. (2007). “Neomillennial” learning styles propagated by wireless handheld devices. In M. Lytras & A. Naeve (Eds.), Ubiquitous and pervasive knowledge and learning management: Semantics, social networking and new media to their full potential. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.fas.org/programs/ltp/emerging_technologies/humanities/_Media/dieterle_schrier_chapter_02.pdf
    1. Dede, C. (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles. Educause Quarterly, 28(1), http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/eqm0511.pdf
    2. Dede, Christopher (2005). Planning for neomillennial learning styles: Implications for investments in technology and faculty. In D. G. Oblinger & J. L. Oblinger (Eds.), Educating the net generation. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from: http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=6069&bhcp=1


  1. Amanda Lenhart, Mary Madden, Alexandra Rankin Macgill and Aaron Smith. (2007, December 19). Teens and Social Media: The Use of Social Media Gains a Greater Foothold in Teen Life as They Embrace the Conversational Nature of Interactive Online Media,” report. Pew Internet & American Life Project.

http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2007/Teens-and-Social-Media.aspx and http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2007/PIP_Teens_Social_Media_Final.pdf.pdf


  1. Oblinger, D. G. (2008). Growing up with Google: What it means to education. Becta: Emerging technologies for learning, 3, 10-29. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://partners.becta.org.uk/upload-dir/downloads/page_documents/research/emerging_technologies08_chapter1.pdf


  1. Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. L. (Eds.). Educating the Net Generation. Educause. Boulder, Colorado http://www.educause.edu/educatingthenetgen or http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7101f.pdf (many articles, including:
    1. Hartman, J., Moskal, P., & Dziuban, C. (2005). Preparing the academy of today for the learner of tomorrow. http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/pub7101f.pdf
    2. Oblinger, D., & Oblinger, J. (2005). Is it age or IT: First steps toward understanding the Net Generation. In D. G. Oblinger & J. L. Oblinger (eds.), Educating the net generation. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from: http://www.educause.edu/IsItAgeorIT%3AFirstStepsTowardUnderstandingtheNetGeneration/6058



a.       Becta (2007). Learning in the 21st Century: The case for harnessing technology. Coventry, UK. http://foi.becta.org.uk/content_files/corporate/resources/foi/archived_publications/learning_21c_case_ht.pdf

b.      Matt Villano (2006, June). Which side are you on? T.H.E. Journal. http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22736 (Global skills and how to teach them).

c.       Mayer, R. E., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine ways to reduce cognitive load in multimedia learning. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 43-52. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.uky.edu/~gmswan3/544/9_ways_to_reduce_CL.pdf and


d.      Seligman, K. (2006, May 14). Young and wired. San Francisco Chronicle, Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/05/14/CMGGKIACOL75.DTL

e.       Bowen, J. A. (2006). Teaching naked: Why removing technology from your classroom will improve student learning, The National Teaching & Learning FORUM, 16(1), Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.ntlf.com/html/ti/naked.htm



Week 2 (January 18th) Digital Literacy Skills

  1. Cassner-Lotto, Jill, & Wright Benner, Mary (2006). Report: Are they really ready to work?: Employers perspectives on the basic knowledge and applied skills of new entrants to the 21st century U.S. workforce. The Partnership for 21st Century; Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/documents/FINAL_REPORT_PDF9-29-06.pdf


  1. Learning for the 21st Century (A Report and MILE Guide for 21st Century Skills) http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/downloads/P21_Report.pdf.


  1. Centre for Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at the University College London (2008). Information Behavior of the Researcher of the Future (Sponsored by the British Library and the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://www.bl.uk/news/pdf/googlegen.pdf


  1. Lenhart, Amanda, & Madden, Mary (2005). Teens content creators and consumers. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Report. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from: http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2005/PIP_Teens_Content_Creation.pdf.pdf


  1. Roberts, Donald F., Foehr, Ulla G., & Rideout, Victoria (2005). Generation M: Media in the lives of 8-18 year-olds. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.kff.org/entmedia/upload/Generation-M-Media-in-the-Lives-of-8-18-Year-olds-Report.pdf


  1. Barbara R. Jones-Kavalier and Suzanne L. Flannigan (2006). Connecting the Digital Dots: Literacy of the 21st Century. Educause Quarterly, 29(2), Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm06/eqm0621.asp



a.       Pope, Justin (2006, February 2). New ETS exam tries to measure students’ “information literacy.” Boston.com News. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from

b.      http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2006/02/02/new_ets_exam_tries_to_measure_students_information_literacy/

c.       Foster, Andrea (2007, March 9). Information Navigation 101. New programs teach undergraduates how to use the Internet and the online card catalog in search of the best sources. Chronicle of Higher Education, 53.27 http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i27/27a03801.htm (subscribers only)

d.      Leigh Estabrook, Evans Witt and Lee Rainie (2007, December 20). Information Searches that Solve Problems. Pew Internet & American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2007/Information-Searches-That-Solve-Problems.aspx or http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2007/Pew_UI_LibrariesReport.pdf.pdf



Week 3. (January 25th) The Sudden Explosion of E-Books and E-Book Readers

(Note: no main readings this week)



a.       Lewin, T. (2009, August 9). In a digital future, textbooks are history. The New York Times. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html?_r=2&emc=eta1  

b.      David Lieberman, Tension mounts in e-reader saga: Publishers aren’t happy with Amazon’s pricing, USA Today, Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/money/20091211/ebooks11_cv.art.htm

c.       Edward Baig, Wrinkles mar the arrival of Barnes and Noble’s Nook, USA Today, December 10, 2009, http://www.usatoday.com/tech/columnist/edwardbaig/2009-12-10-baig10_ST_N.htm

d.      E-book News: http://www.e-book.com.au/news.htm (extensive)

e.       Electronic Textbook Design Guidelines: http://ebooks.strath.ac.uk/eboni/guidelines/contents.html

f.       Office of the Governor (2009, May 6). Gov. Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-Nation Initiative to Develop Free Digital Textbooks for High School Students. Press Release, Sacramento, California. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/12225/  

g.       Dana Hull, “Gov. Schwarzenegger wants California's schools to adopt digital textbooks,” Mercury News, June 16, 2009); http://www.californiacurriculum.org/pdfs/cc/061609%20Mercury%20News,%20Gov%20Schwarzenegger%20wants%20California%20schools%20to%20adopt%20digital%20textbooks.pdf

h.      Maya T. Prabhu, “California Considers Open Digital Textbooks,” eSchool News (May 21, 2009),   http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=58861.

i.        Small, Flat, and Crowded, Campus Technology (e-books), July 1, 2009: http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2009/07/01/IT-Directions.aspx;

j.        Going Digital: The California Digital Textbook Project: http://www1.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/a-23-2009-08-26-voa4-83141077.html

k.      California Schoolbooks Going Digital: http://www.physorg.com/news163768856.html

l.        Free Textbook Plan Costly: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/03/MNPP17VN0R.DTL

m.    California Open Source Digital Textbook Plan Faces Barriers:  http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/05/california-launches-open-source-digital-textbook-initiative.ars

n.      Terminating Text Books: http://www.teachhub.com/discussions/blogs/cat/16/item/216



1.      Beyond Textbooks: http://beyondtextbooks.org/

2.      Bookyards: http://www.bookyards.com/

3.      CK-12 Foundation: http://about.ck12.org/

4.      Flat World Knowledge: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com/

5.      Google Books: http://books.google.com/books

6.      The Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/index.php

7.      Korean Digital Textbook Project: http://www.dtbook.kr/eng/

8.      LibiVox: http://librivox.org/

9.      ManyBooks.net: http://manybooks.net/

10.  NetLibrary: http://www.netlibrary.com/

11.  Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

12.  Questia: http://www.questia.com/Index.jsp

13.  World Public Library: http://worldlibrary.net/



Week 4. (February 1) The Continued Expansion of Blended and Fully Online Learning


  1. Sloan Reports (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). http://www.sloan-c.org/ and http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/freedownloads (free report downloads)
    1. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2005). Growing by degrees: Online education in the United States, 2005. Needham, MA: Sloan-C. Retrieved on June 24, 2010,, from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/growing_by_degrees.pdf
    2. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2006). Making the grade: Online education in the United States. The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/Making_the_Grade.pdf
    3. Allen, I. E., Seaman, J., & Garrett, R. (2007). Blending in: The extent and promise of blended education in the United States. The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/Blending_In.pdf
    4. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2007). Online nation: Five years of growth in online learning. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/pdf/online_nation.pdf
    5. Allen, I. E., & Seaman, J. (2008). Staying The Course - Online Education in the United States. http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sites/default/files/staying_the_course-2.pdf
    6. Anthony G. Picciano & Jeff Seaman (2008). K–12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-Up of the Survey of U.S. School District Administrators. http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/survey/pdf/k-12_online_learning_2008.pdf


  1. Barbara Means, Yukie Toyama, Robert Murphy, Marianne Bakia, & Karla Jones (2009). Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning: A Meta-Analysis and Review of Online Learning Studies. U. S. Department of Education. http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/tech/evidence-based-practices/finalreport.pdf


  1. Instructional Technology Council. 2008 Distance Education Survey Results: Tracking the Impact of E-Learning at Community Colleges. (2009, March). http://www.itcnetwork.org/file.php?file=/1/ITCAnnualSurvey2008Results.pdf


  1. Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Inc (2009, June 30). Learning in the 21st Century: 2009 Trends Update. http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/learning21Report_2009_Update.html


  1. K-12 Online Learning:
    1. John F. Watson (2007, April). A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning. NACOL. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.nacol.org/docs/national_report.pdf
    2. John Watson and Jennifer Ryan. (2006, October). Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning: A Review of State-level Policy and Practice. National Council for Online Learning. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.nacol.org/docs/KeepingPace07-color.pdf


  1. Graham, C. R. (2006). Chapter 1: Blended learning systems: Definition, current trends, future directions. In C. J. Bonk & C. R. Graham (Eds.). Handbook of blended learning: Global Perspectives, local designs. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing. http://curtbonk.com/graham_intro.pdf



a.       Bonk, C. J. (2009, August). The Flat World is Now Open: Time to Embrace the Power of Informal Education. Chief Learning Officer, 8(8). Available: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mediatec/clo0809/#/52

b.      Obama Urges Investment in High-Tech Education, CNN Money, September 21, 2009: http://money.cnn.com/2009/09/21/news/economy/obama/index.htm

c.       Online Learning: Reaching Out to the Skeptics, September 18, 2009, Chronicle of HE,  http://chronicle.com/article/Online-Learning-Reaching-Out/48375/

d.      What Traditional Academics Can Learn From a Futurist's University, September 14, 2009,  Chronicle of HE, http://chronicle.com/article/What-Traditional-Scholars-Can/48369/ 

e.       Peter Smith, (2004, May/June). Of Icebergs, Ships, and Arrogant Captains, EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 3 (May/June 2004): 48–58. http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/erm04/erm0433.asp

f.       Vannevar Bush (1945, July). As We May Think. The Atlantic Monthly; Volume 176, No. 1; pages 101-108. http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/flashbks/computer/bushf.htm

g.       Richard Florida (2008. March). “In Praise of Spikes,” Fast Company. Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://creativeclass.com/rfcgdb/articles/FastCompany_March_2008_In_Praise_of_Spikes_excerpt.pdf

h.      Richard Florida (2005, October). “The World is Spiky,” The Atlantic Monthly: 51, http://creativeclass.com/rfcgdb/articles/other-2005-The%20World%20is%20Spiky.pdf

i.        Richard Straub (2008, April). “Is the World Open?” Global Focus 2, no. 10, http://www.elig.org/files/repository/web_content/elig_contents/5-Resources/2-Articles%20&%20Presentations/GF_4trichardstraub-Open.pdf .

j.        Chris Anderson (2008, February 25). “Free! Why $0.00 is the Future of Business,” Wired, http://www.wired.com/print/techbiz/it/magazine/16-03/ff_free (Note: play video in article!)

k.      Infed on Ivan Illich: Deschooling, conviviality and the possibilities for informal education and lifelong learning. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/et-illic.htm (Ivan Illich. Deschooling Society (New York: Marion Boyars. 1970).



Week 5. (February 8) The Movement Toward Free and Open Source Software

  1. Raymond, E. S. (2000). The cathedral and the bazaar. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/cathedral-bazaar/.
    1. Bezroukov, N. (2005a). Open source software development as a special type of academic research (Crique of Vulgar Raymond). First Monday. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/696/606
    2. Fighting Raymondism: Software Realism vs Software Idealism: http://www.softpanorama.org/OSS/index.shtml#register
    3. Bezroukov, N. (2005b). A second look at the cathedral and the Bazaar. First Monday. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/708/618 


  1. Wheeler, B. (2004). Open source 2007: How did this happen? EDUCAUSE Review, 39(4), 12-27. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/pub/er/erm04/erm0440.asp or http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0440.pdf


  1. Kapor, M. (2005). How is open source special? EDUCAUSE Review, 40(2), 72-73. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/er/erm05/erm05210.asp and http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm05210.pdf


  1. Pan and Bonk Open Source Articles (3 choices):
    1. Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, March). The Emergence of Open-Source Software, Part II: China. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). See http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/331/762; special issue on the “Changing Faces of Open and Distance Learning in Asia” is found at http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/issue/view/26
    2. Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, September). The Emergence of Open-Source Software, Part I: North America. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(3). See http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/496/938
    3. Pan, G., & Bonk, C. J. (2007). A socio-cultural perspective on free and open source software. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. See http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Apr_07/article01.htm


  1. Innovate Special Issue on Open Source:
    1. Stephenson, R. (2006). Open source/Open course learning: Lessons for educators from free and open source software. Innovate, 3 (1). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=345


    1. Hepburn, G., & Buley, J. (2006). Getting open source software into schools: Strategies and challenges. Innovate 3 (1). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=323


    1. Iiyoshi, T., Richardson, C., & McGrath, O. (2006). Harnessing open technologies to promote open educational knowledge sharing. Innovate 3 (1). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=339



a.       FM (1998). FM Interviews with Linus Torvalds: What motivates free software developers? First Monday, Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/583/504

b.      Jane Hart (2008, April) 25 Tools every learning professional should have in their toolbox—and all for free! E.Learning Age Magazine. http://www.c4lpt.co.uk/articles/25tools.html

c.       Free Software Foundation. (2006). The free software definition. Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html

d.      GNU Bulletin. (1987). What is Free Software Foundation? GNU Bulletin 1(3). Retrieved on June 24, 2010,  from http://www.gnu.org/bulletins/bull3.html#SEC1.

e.       Hilton, J. L. (2005). In praise of sharing. EDUCAUSE Review, 40(3), 72-73. Also available at: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM05310.pdf


f.       Stallman, R. (1983). Initial announcement. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/initial-announcement.html

g.       Stallman, R. (1985). The GNU project. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://www.gnu.org/gnu/thegnuproject.html

h.      Open Source Initiative. (2007). Open Source Initiative (OSI). Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from: http://www.opensource.org/

i.        Moodle Web site. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, from http://moodle.org/; and Moodle Demo. Retrieved on June 24, 2010, 2005 from http://demo.moodle.net/

j.        Sakai. About Sakai. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from


k.      Lessig, Lawrence (2006, September). Free, as in beer. Wired Magazine, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.09/posts.html?pg=6

l.        List of Open Source Tools: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tools.htm



Week 6. (February 15) Open Educational Resources (OER) and OpenCourseWare (OCW)

  1. Nancy L. Maron, K. Kirby Smith, and Matthew Loy (2009, July). Sustaining Digital Resources: An On-the-Ground View of Projects Today. JISC, UK. http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability/report/SCA_Ithaka_SustainingDigitalResources_Report.pdf


  1. Geser, Guntram (ed.). (2007, January). Open Educational Practices and Resources: OLCOS Roadmap 2012 (149 pages). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00009102/01/olcos_roadmap.pdf (more info here: http://eprints.rclis.org/archive/00009102/)


  1. Downes, Stephen (2007). Models for sustainable open educational resources. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects. 3, Retrieved on June 25, 2010,, from http://ijklo.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p029-044Downes.pdf


  1. Atkins, Dan, Brown, John Seely, & Hammond, Allen (2007, February). A review of the open educational resources (OER) movement: Achievements, challenges, new opportunities. William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. (84 pages). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.oerderves.org/?p=23 and http://www.oerderves.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/a-review-of-the-open-educational-resources-oer-movement_final.pdf  


  1. Lee, M., Lin, M.-F., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, November). OOPS, turning MIT OpenCourseWare into Chinese: An analysis of a community of practice of global translators. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 8(3). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/980 (HTML) http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/982 (PDF)

http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/463/966 (audio file)


6.      Giving knowledge for free: The emergence of open educational resources. OECD Publishing: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. (153 pages). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/display.asp?SF1=DI&CID=&LANG=EN&ST1=5L4S6TNG3F9X and



    1. BusinessWeek, Next: An Internet Revolution in Higher Education, Kevin Maney, September 14, 2009, http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/sep2009/tc20090914_969227.htm
    2. Fast Company: How Web-Savvy Edupunks Are Transforming American Higher Education By Anya Kamenetz; September 1, 2009 http://www.fastcompany.com/node/1325728/print
    3. OER Handbook, WikiEducator: http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook
    4. Johnstone, S. M. (2005). Open educational resources serve the world. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 28(3), 15-18. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm05/eqm0533.asp
    5. A Vision for Global (online) Education: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RRymi-lFHpE; Richard Baraniuk Rice University
    6. Eysenbach, Gunther (2006, May 16). Advantage of open access articles. Public Library of Science: Biology. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0040157
    7. Hewlett Foundation OER Resources and Grants: http://www.hewlett.org/oer
    8. Hewlett OER Blog called OERderves: http://www.oerderves.org
    9. WikiEducator: http://www.wikieducator.org/Main_Page
    10. UNESCO OER: http://www.unesco.org/iiep/virtualuniversity/forumshome.php?queryforums_id=3
    11. The Open Knowledge Foundation: http://www.okfn.org/
    12. MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Project: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html
    13. OpenCourseWare Consortium: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
    14. OER Commons: http://oercommons.org/
    15. Global Text Project: http://globaltext.org/
    16. Martin Weller (2008, June 16). SocialLearn: Bridging the gap between Web 2.0 and higher education. On the Horizon. http://www.mfeldstein.com/sociallearn-bridging-the-gap-between-web-20-and-higher-education/
    17. Penn State Live (2005, January 6). Professor’s anatomy Web quiz garners quarter-million plus hits. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://live.psu.edu/story/9593
    18. David Wiley, Utah State University, fall 2007 class about OER - syllabus online
    19. David Wiley’s blog: http://opencontent.org/blog/
    20. MIT (2001, April 4). MIT to make nearly all course materials available free on the World Wide Web. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2001/ocw.html
    21. MIT. (2006, June 5). 2005 program evaluation findings report. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://web.mit.edu/ocwcom/MITOCW/About/05_Eval_Full_060806_MITOCW.pdf
    22. MERLOT: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
    23. Connexions from Rice University: http://cnx.org/
    24. Jorum: http://www.jorum.ac.uk/
    25. Open Knowledge Initiative: http://www.okiproject.org/
    26. Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (2005). OOPS website. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from: http://oops.editme.com/
    27. The China Open Resources for Education project: http://www.core.org.cn/en/index.htm and http://www.core.org.cn/en/about_core/core_zl.htm
    28. Japan OCW Consortium: http://www.jocw.jp/index.htm
    29. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s OCW: http://ocw.jhsph.edu/
    30. Tufts University’s OCW: http://ocw.tufts.edu/
    31. Vietnam Fulbright Economics OCW: http://ocw.fetp.edu.vn/home.cfm
    32. The Rai Foundation Colleges OCW project in India: http://www.raifoundation.org/aspirations.html  (Note: Google and Firefox look at this as badware and so may not work)
    33. Teacher lesson plan sites: (see http://www.lessonplanspage.com/ and http://www.sitesforteachers.com/)
    34. Federal Resources for Educational Excellent project (see http://free.ed.gov/).
    35. NASA Learning Technology site (see http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/)
    36. The Museum of Online Museums: http://www.coudal.com/moom/
    37. Ontario Educational Resource Bank: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/elearning/
    38. Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/
    39. Public Library of Science: http://www.plos.org/
    40. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: http://plato.stanford.edu/
    41. Yahoo! Education: http://education.yahoo.com/
    42. Online Dictionaries: YourDictionary: http://www.yourdictionary.com/; Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary: http://www.m-w.com/; Dictionary.com: http://dictionary.reference.com/; MSN Encarta Dictionary: http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/features/dictionary/dictionaryhome.aspx
    43. Encyclopedia of Life, Reuters, August 23, 2009: http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE57M13Y20090823; http://www.eol.org/
    44. Timeless Hemmingway: http://www.timelesshemingway.com/
    45. Jane Austen: http://www.janeausten.org/
    46. The Jane Goodall Institute: http://www.janegoodall.org/
    47. Federal Resources for Educational Excellence: http://www.free.ed.gov/
    48. Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online: http://darwin-online.org.uk/
    49. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/
    50. Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore: http://www.eapoe.org/
    51. Einstein Archives Online: http://www.alberteinstein.info/


Free Universities:

1. University of the People: http://www.uopeople.org/

a.       New York Times, On the Internet: A University Without a Campus, February 5, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/technology/25iht-university.4.19660731.html

b.      Donald Clark blog post, University of the People, September 21, 2009, http://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2009/09/university-of-people.html

c.       Marc Parry, Chronicle of HE, August 26, 2009, New Tuition-Free University of the People Tries to Democratize HE, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/New-Tuition-Free-University/7831/

2. Peer 2 Peer University: http://p2pu.org/

a.       Back to School: Peer 2 Peer University and the Future of Education (an interview); September 1, 2009 interview: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/17323

b.      University of Manitoba (?), August 12, 2009: http://openedconference.org/archives/414

c.       P2PU., An Experiment in Free Online Education, Opens for Business, Chronicle of HE, August 19, 2009, http://chronicle.com/blogPost/P2P-U-an-Experiment-in-Free/7739/



Week 7. (February 22) Connectivism, Social Knowledge, and Participatory Learning

  1. Brown, J. S., & Adler, R. P. (2008, January/February). Minds on fire: Open education, the long tail, and learning 2.0. EDUCAUSE Review, 43(1), 16-32. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume43/MindsonFireOpenEducationtheLon/162420


  1. Siemens, George (2006, November 12). Connectivism: Learning theory of pastime for the self-amused? Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/connectivism_self-amused.htm  or
    1. Knowing Knowledge, George Siemens, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/wikis/KnowingKnowledge/index.php/Preface


3.      Nicholas Carr (2008, July/August). Is Google Making Us Stupid? Atlantic Monthly. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google


  1. Henry Jenkins (2006). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (Part One and Part Two). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.henryjenkins.org/2006/10/confronting_the_challenges_of.html and http://henryjenkins.org/2006/10/confronting_the_challenges_of_1.html


  1. Henry Jenkins, Katie Clinton, Ravi Purushotma, Alice J. Robison and Margaret Weigel. (2008). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century Chicago: The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF


  1. Catherine McLoughlin & Mark Lee (2008, June/July). Future learning landscapes: Transforming pedagogy through social software. Innovate. 4(5). http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Future_Learning_Landscapes-__Transforming_Pedagogy_through_Social_Software.pdf



a.       George Siemens, Articles, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, eLearningspace: Everything E-learning, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/index.htm

b.      George Siemens (2008). Connectivism & Connected Knowledge: Open Online Course, http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/

c.       Benson, Heidi (2005, November 22). A man’s vision: World Library Online. San Francisco Chronicle, A-1. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/22/MNGQ0FSCCT1.DTL

d.      Scholarship in the Age of Participation, George Siemens, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/journal.htm

e.       Connectivism, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.connectivism.ca/about.html

f.       George Siemens, The Changing Nature of Knowledge (4 short videos):

                                                                          i.      The Conflict of Learning Theories with Human Nature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTgWt4Uzr54&feature=related

                                                                        ii.      The Changing Nature of Knowledge: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMcTHndpzYg&feature=related

                                                                      iii.      The Impact of Social Software on Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grI_h88vs3g

                                                                      iv.      The Network is the Learning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpbkdeyFxZw&feature=related

g.       Brown, J. S. (2006, December 1). Relearning learning—Applying the long tail to learning. Presentation at MIT iCampus, Available from MITWorld. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/419/



Week 8. (March 1) Wikis, Wikipedia, Wikibooks, and Collaborative Writing

  1. Ferris, S. P., & Wilder, H. (2006, June/July). Uses and potentials of wikis in the classroom. Innovate Journal of Online Education, 2(5), Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=258


  1. Pfeil, U., Zaphiris, P., & Ang, C. S. (2006). Cultural differences in collaborative authoring of Wikipedia. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(1), article 5. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue1/pfeil.html


  1. Rosenzweig, R. (2006, June). Can history be open source?: Wikipedia and the future of the past. The Journal of American History, 93(1), 117-146. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://chnm.gmu.edu/resources/essays/d/42


  1. Bryant, S. L., Forte, A., & Bruckman, A. (2005). Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of participation in a collaborative online encyclopedia. In M. Pendergast, K. Schmidt, G. Mark, and M. Acherman (Eds.); Proceedings of the 2005 International ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work, GROUP 2005, Sanibel Island, FL, November 6-9, pp. 1-10. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www-static.cc.gatech.edu/~aforte/BryantForteBruckBecomingWikipedian.pdf


  1. Sajjapanroj, S., Bonk, C. J., Lee, M, & Lin M.-F. (2008, Spring). A window on Wikibookians: Surveying their statuses, successes, satisfactions, and sociocultural experiences. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 7(1), 36-58. Available: http://ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=7&IssueID=22&ArticleID=114 and http://ncolr.org/jiol/issues/PDF/7.1.3.pdf


  1. Patrick O’Shea, Peter Baker, Dwight Allen, Daniel E. Curry-Corcoran, & Douglas Allen, (2007, Winter), New Levels of Student Participatory Learning: A WikiText for the Introductory Course in Education, Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(3), http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/PDF/6.3.5.pdf

a.       Wikibook from Dwight Allen class (Old Dominion University) on Social and Cultural Foundations of Education: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Social_and_Cultural_Foundations_of_American_Education/Second_Edition/4.1.2

b.      Wikimania Conference 2009 presentation (worth watching for 10-20 minutes): http://wikimania2009.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proceedings:309



a.       Some Sample Web 2.0 tools and companies.

                                                              i.      VoiceThread: http://voicethread.com/ (add audio to pics--I tried it and it worked great)

                                                            ii.      Voxopop (formerly Chinswing): http://www.voxopop.com/  (constructive communication is the goal of this tool; converse with other people about different topics)

                                                          iii.      Scrapblog:  http://scrapblog.com/(create a scrapbook of pics.)

                                                          iv.      Dotsub: http://www.dotsub.com/ (create subtitling text in online videos and films).

                                                            v.      YackPack: http://www.yackpack.com/ (email an audio file)

b.      Giles, J. (2005). Internet encyclopedias go head to head [Electronic Version]. Nature, 438, 900-901. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.u.arizona.edu/~trevors/nature_15dec2005_wikipedia.pdf or  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7070/full/438900a.html (Note: this may cost money to acquire).

                                                              i.      Encyclopedia Britannica (2006, March). Fatally flawed: Refuting the recent study on encyclopedic accuracy by the journal Nature. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://corporate.britannica.com/britannica_nature_response.pdf#search=%22Refuting%20the%20recent%20study%20on%20encyclopedic%22

                                                            ii.      Lombardi, C. (2006). Belatedly, Britannica lambastes Wikipedia findings. CNET News. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://news.com.com/Belatedly,+Britannica+lambastes+Wikipedia+findings/2100-1025_3-6053754.html

b.      Time Magazine. (2006/2007). Time Magazine Person of the Year, 168(26), December 25, 2006/January 1, 2007. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1569514,00.html

c.       Seven Things You Should Know About (Wikipedia, Podcasts, Facebook, etc.) (from Educause): http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=7495&bhcp=1

c.       Konieczny, P. (2007, January). Wikis and Wikipedia as a teaching tool. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Education, 4(1), 15-34. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://itdl.org/Journal/Jan_07/article02.htm

d.      Campus Technology (2006, October 10). News Update: MIT launches center for Collective (Wiki) intelligence. Campus Technology. Retrieved Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2006/10/news-update--tuesday-october-10-2006.aspx?sc_lang=en

e.       Campus Technology (2007, January 30). News Update: MIT, Wharton to publish collaborative textbook by Wiki. Campus Technology. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://campustechnology.com/articles/2007/01/news-update--tuesday-january-30-2007.aspx?sc_lang=en

f.       Sanger, L. (2004). Why Wikipedia must jettison its anti-elitism. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://kuro5hin.org/story/2004/12/30/142458/25.

g.       A Web of Connections: Why the read/write Web changes everything: http://willrichardson.wikispaces.com/ (Wikispaces of Will Richardson)

h.      Wikibooks (2007c). Wikibooks: Wikijunior. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikijunior or Wikibooks: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Main_Page

i.        Seven things you should know about Wikipedia (2007, June). Educause, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7026.pdf or http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7026.pdf



Week 9. (March 8) YouTube, TeacherTube, and the Future of Shared Online Video

1.      Peter B. Kaughman and Jen Mohan (2009, June). Video Use and Higher Education: Options for the Future. http://library.nyu.edu/about/Video_Use_in_Higher_Education.pdf


2.      Mary Madden (2009, July). The Audience for Online Video- Sharing Sites Shoots Up. Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/The-Audience-for-Online-Video-Sharing-Sites-Shoots-Up.pdf


3.      Lee Rainie. “Pew Internet Project Data Memo: Video Sharing Websites,” report (Pew Internet and American Life Project, January 9, 2008), http://fe01.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2008/Pew_Videosharing_memo_Jan08.pdf.pdf


4.      Stephen Downes (2008). “Places to Go: YouTube,” Innovate: Journal of Online Education, http://www.innovateonline.info/pdf/vol4_issue5/Places_to_Go-__YouTube.pdf


  1. Alexandra Juhasz blog posts:
    1. “I Proclaim the Stuff on YouTube to be Leprous,” Media Praxis (February 29, 2008), http://aljean.wordpress.com/2008/02/29/i-proclaim-the-stuff-of-youtube-to-be-leprous/
    2. “Teaching on YouTube,” OpenCulture (April 22, 2008), http://www.oculture.com/2008/04/teaching_on_youtube.html


6.      Bonk, C. J. (2008, March). YouTube anchors and enders: The use of shared online video content as a macrocontext for learning. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2008 Annual Meeting, New York, NY. http://www.publicationshare.com/SFX7EED.pdf




a.       Michael Wesch, Anti-Teaching: Confronting the Crisis of Significance."  Education Canada 48(2):4-7. Jan 2008.  http://www.cea-ace.ca/media/en/AntiTeaching_Spring08.pdf

b.      Michael Wesch, From Knowledgable to Knowledge-Able: Learning in New Media Environments, Academic Commons, http://www.academiccommons.org/commons/essay/knowledgable-knowledge-able, September 7, 2009.

c.       Henry Jenkins. “Learning from YouTube: An Interview with Alex Juhasz,” Confessions of an Aca-fan. Weblog of Henry Jenkins (February 20, 2008), http://www.henryjenkins.org/2008/02/learning_from_youtube_an_inter.html

d.     Charles McGrath. “A Private Dance? Four Million Web Fans Say No,” New York Times (July 8, 2008), http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/08/technology/08iht-08dancer.14321276.html?pagewanted=all

e.       Laura Devaney. “‘Coursecasting’ Now a Higher-education Staple: Universities Increasingly Turning Lectures into Podcasts,” eSchool News (December 19, 2007), http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/top-news/?i=51181;_hbguid=0b8af8f9-649b-4696-98c2-f4366bd7aa00

f.       Jeffrey R. Young. “Thanks to YouTube, Professors are Finding New Audiences,” Chronicle of Higher Education (January 9, 2008), http://chronicle.com/article/Thanks-to-YouTube-Professo/381/

g.       Jeffrey R. Young. “‘Big Think’ Video Site not Attracting Much Reedback?” Wired Campus: Chronicle of Higher Education (February 8, 2008), http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2730/big-think-video-site-not-attracting-much-feedback

h.      Yi-Wyn Yen. “YouTube Looks for the Money Clip,” Fortune (2008), http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2008/03/25/youtube-looks-for-the-money-clip/

i.        Brock Read. “Scientists Get a YouTube of Their Own,” Chronicle.com (2007), http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2323/scientists-get-a-youtube-of-their-own

j.        Josee Rose “Recruiters Take Hip Path to Fill Accounting Jobs,” Online Wall Street Journal (September 16, 2007), http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119006634913930317.html

k.      Jeffrey R. Young. “Professors on YouTube, Take 2?” Wired Campus: Chronicle of Higher Education (January 29, 2008),


l.        John Battelle. “A Brief Interview with Michael Wesch (The Creator of that Wonderful Video),” John Battelle’s Searchblog (February 18, 2007), http://battellemedia.com/archives/003386.php


Same YouTube videos related to education:

                                                              i.         YouTube (Michael L. Wesch) Web 2.0…The machine is us/ing us. YouTube. Retri Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE

                                                            ii.         A Vision of Today’s Students http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o; (3.7 million views)

                                                          iii.         Michael Wesch, A Vision of Today’s Students, Encyclopedia Britannica Blog: http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/a-vision-of-students-today-what-teachers-must-do/

                                                          iv.         World Simulation Project: http://mediatedcultures.net/worldsim.htm

                                                            v.         An Anthropological Introduction to YouTube (presentation at the Library of Congress; 1.1 million views): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU&feature=channel

                                                          vi.         A Portal to Media Literacy (University of Manitoba, 88,000 views):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4yApagnr0s

                                                        vii.         Prometeus: The Media Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj8ZadKgdC0&feature=PlayList&p=4D86E029460FE12B&index=12

                                                      viii.         An Anthropologist Explores the Culture of Video blogging: http://chronicle.com/article/An-Anthropologist-Explores-the/11951 (from the Chronicle of Higher Education)-- Michael L. Wesch

                                                          ix.         Did you know; Shift Happens; globalization; information age: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljbI-363A2Q

                                                            x.         Voices from the New American Schoolhouse: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rgpuSo-GSfw

                                                          xi.         Introducing the book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFAWR6hzZek (also called medieval help desk: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ&mode=related&search= ; clearer to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pyjRj3UMRM&mode=related&search=

                                                        xii.         Fair(y) Use Tale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJn_jC4FNDo (Eric Faden).

                                                      xiii.         My Kind of High School (Project-based learning; Project Foundry): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX1bv30rYIk

                                                      xiv.         Pay Attention: http://youtube.com/watch?v=aEFKfXiCbLw

                                                        xv.         RSS in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU

                                                      xvi.         Wikis in plain English: http://youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY

                                                    xvii.         Second life from Ohio University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuNFRie8wA

                                                  xviii.         The Connected Future (Japan): NTT DoCoMo partI-3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqFkQswOoTE&feature=PlayList&p=26850E72639F1547&index=0


Video Resources and Portals:

Academic Earth article: http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/03/24/academic-earth-is-the-hulu-for-education/; http://academicearth.org/

BBC News: Video and Audio: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/video_and_audio/default.stm

BBC News: Video and News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/

BBC Video Nation: http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/

Big Think: http://bigthink.com/

CNN.com Video (see also Interactive News and News Documentaries): http://www.cnn.com/video/

CurrentTV (see also Interactive News and News Documentaries): http://www.current.tv/

Edutopia: http://www.edutopia.org/video

Explo.tv:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts/

FORA.tv: http://fora.tv/

Global Nomads Group: http://www.gng.org/

Google Video: http://video.google.com/

Link TV: http://www.linktv.org/

NASA TV: http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

MIT World: http://mitworld.mit.edu/index.php

MSNBC Video (see link to videos): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/

Nomadsland: http://www.nomadsland.com/

Opencast (from the Berkeley, funded by the Hewlett Foundation: http://www.opencastproject.org/); http://video.opencastproject.org/video/285/

SciVee: http://www.scivee.tv/

TeacherTube: http://www.teachertube.com/

TV Lesson: http://www.tvlesson.com/

Yahoo! Video: http://video.search.yahoo.com/

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/index

WonderHowTo: http://www.wonderhowto.com/



Week 10. (March 22) Interactive and Collaborative Learning

  1. Chen, P., R. Gonyea, and G. Kuh (2008). Learning at a distance: Engaged or not?. Innovate 4 (3). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=438


  1. Stevens, V. (2006, October). Applying multiliteracies in collaborative learning environments: Impact on teacher professional development. TESL-EJ, 10(2), Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/papers/tesol/ppot/2006antwerp/2006update.htm


  1. Synchronous Collaboration in Breeze (Adobe Connect Pro):
    1. Park, Y. J., & Bonk, C. J. (2007). Is life a Breeze?: A case study for promoting synchronous learning in a blended graduate course. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT), 3(3), 307-323; Available: http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/park.pdf or http://jolt.merlot.org/vol3no3/park.htm
    2. Park, Y. J., & Bonk, C. J. (2007, Winter). Synchronous learning experiences: Distance and residential learners’ perspectives in a blended graduate course. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 6(3) 245-264. Available: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=6&IssueID=21&ArticleID=111


  1. Naxin Zhao & Douglas McDougall (2008). Cultural influences on Chinese students’ asynchronous online learning in a Canadian university. Journal of Distance Learning, 22(2). 59-80. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/view/37 or http://www.jofde.ca/index.php/jde/article/viewFile/37/529


  1. Lee, S. H., Magjuka, R. J., Liu, X., Bonk, C. J. (2006, June). Interactive technologies for effective collaborative learning. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning. See http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Jun_06/article02.htm


  1. Su, B., Bonk, C. J., Magjuka, R., Liu, X., Lee, S. H. (2005, summer). The importance of interaction in web-based education: A program-level case study of online MBA courses. Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 4(1). http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/PDF/4.1.1.pdf and http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/viewarticle.cfm?volID=4&IssueID=14&ArticleID=2



a.       Educause (2008, April). 7 things you should know about Ning. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7036.pdf

b.      Caroline Haythornthwaite, A social network study of the growth of community among distance learners, Information Research, Vol. 4 No. 1, http://informationr.net/ir/4-1/paper49.html.

c.       Chickering, A. W., & Ehrmann, S. C. (1996). Implementing the seven principles: Technology as lever. AAHE Bulletin, 49(2), 3-6. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/seven.html

d.      Andrew J. Milne (2007, January/February). Entering the interaction age: Implementing a Future Vision for Campus Learning Spaces . . . Today. Educause Review. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume42/EnteringtheInteractionAgeImple/158107 or http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0710.pdf

e.       Shi, Shufang, & Morrow, Blaine Victor (2006). E-conferencing for instruction: What works? Educause Quarterly, 29(4), pp. 22-30. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/EConferencingforInstructionWha/157428 and http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0646.pdf

f.       Yahoo! Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com;

g.       Windows Live Groups: http://groups.live.com/

h.      Google Groups: http://groups.google.com;

i.        Skype: http://www.skype.com/

j.        StartWright (virtual teams): http://www.startwright.com/virtual.htm

k.      Virtual Edge for Teams: http://www.virtualteams.com/

l.        Communities of Inquiry, University of Calgary: http://commons.ucalgary.ca/documents/Comm_of_Inquiry.pdf

m.     Learning Commons at the University of Calgary: http://commons.ucalgary.ca/



Week 11. (March22) Alternate Reality Learning: Massive Gaming, Virtual Reality, and Simulations

  1. Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown (2009, January). Why Virtual Worlds Matter. International Journal of Media and Learning, Vol. 1(1). http://www.johnseelybrown.com/needvirtualworlds.pdf


  1. Bonk, C. J., & Dennen, V. P. (2005). Massive multiplayer online gaming: A research framework for military education and training. (Technical Report # 2005-1). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Defense (DUSD/R): Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://curtbonk.com/GameReport_Bonk_final.pdf


  1. Stuff from Kurt Squire:
    1. Squire, Kurt (2005, February). Game-based learning: Present and future state of the field. The Masie Center. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from


    1. Squire, Kurt. (2008). Open-Ended Video Games: A Model for Developing Learning for the Interactive Age. The Ecology of Games: Connecting Youth, Games, and Learning. Edited by Katie Salen. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008. 167–198. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/dmal.9780262693646.167 (other chapters from this book: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/toc/dmal/-/3?cookieSet=1)


  1. Teresa Coffman, Mary Beth Klinger (2007). Utilizing Virtual Worlds in Education: The Implications for Practice, International Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 2 Number 1. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.waset.org/journals/ijss/v2/v2-1-5.pdf


  1. Bonnie A. Nardi, Stella Ly, and Justin Harris (2007). Learning conversations in World of Warcraft. forthcoming in Proc. HICSS 2007. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://darrouzet-nardi.net/bonnie/pdf/Nardi-HICSS.pdf


  1. Stuff from Sara de Freitas
    1. Sara de Freitas (2007). Learning in Immersive worlds a review of game-based learning. JISC. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.jisc.ac.uk/media/documents/programmes/elearninginnovation/gamingreport_v3.pdf
    2. de Freitas, S. (2008). Emerging trends in serious games and virtual worlds. Becta: Emerging Technologies for Learning, 3, 57-72. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://partners.becta.org.uk/upload-dir/downloads/page_documents/research/emerging_technologies08_chapter4.pdf



a.       Foreman, Joel (2004, October). Game-based learning: How to delight and instruct in the 21st Century. Educause Review. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/erm0454.pdf

b.      Kirriemuir, J., & McFarlane, A. (2004). Literature Review in Games and Learning. A Report of NESTA Futurelab. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/documents/lit_reviews/Games_Review.pdf

c.       Catherine Price (2008, July 31). Sex Ed in Second Life: Could a Virtual Island Teach Students about Real-world Sex? Salon.com. http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2007/07/31/sex_in_second_life/print.html

d.      Distance in 2nd life (Nick Yee) http://www.npr.org/blogs/bryantpark/2007/05/dont_stand_so_close_to_me.html

e.       Paul Washley (2008, August 8). U. of Phoenix lets students find answers virtually. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i48/48a00104.htm

f.       Oishi, Lindsay (2007, June 15). Surfing Second Life. From Technology and Learning (TechLearning). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://techlearning.com/story/showArticle.php?articleID=196604483

g.       Kaneva: http://www.kaneva.com/

h.      Spore: http://www.spore.com/

i.        Rome Reborn: Retrieved on June 26, 2010, from http://www.romereborn.virginia.edu/  

j.        Second Life: http://secondlife.com/

k.      SimCitySocieties: http://simcitysocieties.ea.com/

l.        SmallWorlds: http://www.smallworlds.com/login.php

m.    Civilization: http://www.civilization.com/

n.      There.com: http://www.there.com/

o.      Scratch Website: http://scratch.mit.edu/ ; Turning programming into Child’s Play: http://chronicle.com/blogPost/Turning-Programming-Into/3180

p.      Korzeniowski, Paul (2007, March 27). Educational video games: Coming to a classroom near you? TechNewsWorld. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.technewsworld.com/story/56516.html



Week 12. (April 5) Mobile, Wireless, and Ubiquitous Learning

  1. Traxlar, John (2007, June). Defining, discussing and evaluating mobile learning: The moving finger writes and having writ…. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/346/875 or http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/346/882

                    (More from same issue):

    1. Kadirire, James (2007, June). Instant messaging for creating interactive and collaborative m-learning environments. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/344/874
    2. Peters, Kristine (2007, June). M-Learning: Positioning educators for a mobile, connected future.  International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/350/894
    3. Rekkedal, Torstein, & Dye, Aleksander (2007, June). Mobile distance learning with PDAs: Development and testing of pedagogical and system solutions supporting mobile distance learners. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/349/871


  1. Measuring the Information Society: The ICT Development Index, International Telecommunications Union, Geneva, Switzerland, (2009), http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2009/material/IDI2009_w5.pdf (much info on mobile tech here)


  1. Fozdar, Bharat Inder & Kumar, Lalita S. (2007, June). Mobile learning and student retention. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. 8(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/publications/idi/2009/material/IDI2009_w5.pdf


  1. Lenhart, Amanda, Madden, Mary, & Hitlin, Paul (2005). Teens and technology: Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Report. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from





a.       Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (2009, June). Press Release No 54/2009. Information Note to the Press. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.trai.gov.in/WriteReadData/trai/upload/PressReleases/687/pr1june09no54.pdf

b.      Marcus, M. B. (2009, October 5). Pull yourself from that iPhone and read this story. USA Today. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/life/20091005/appaddiction05_st.art.htm?loc=interstitialskip

c.       'One Laptop Per Child' program collides with reality
 By GEOFFREY YORK, Toronto Globe and Mail, Oct 15, 2009, from

d.      Thea Payome. “Making Good Use of Mobile Phone Capabilities. Interview with John Traxler,” (E-learning Africa Conference, 2007), http://www.elearning-africa.com/newsportal/english/news70_print.php

e.       John Traxler: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler).  Learning in a Mobile Age: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/83099/Learning-in-a-Mobile-Age; Current State of Mobile: http://wlv.academia.edu/JohnTraxler/Papers/95201/Current-State-of-Mobile-Learning 

f.       Sideman, Jessica (2006, August 27). Wired for safety, late-night snacks. USA Today, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/gear/2006-08-27-campus-tech_x.htm

g.       BBC (2007, May 9). Online video ‘eroding TV viewing.’ BBC News Online. Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6168950.stm

h.      Lombardi, C. (2006, August 16). Penn State offers mobile news service. USA Today, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.usatoday.com/tech/products/cnet/2006-08-16-penn-st-text_x.htm

i.        One Laptop Per Child (OLPC): http://wiki.laptop.org/

j.        Playaway: http://store.playawaydigital.com/



Week 13. (April 12) Educational Blogging

  1. Wolfgang Reinhardt, Martin Ebner, Günter Beham, & Cristina Costa (2009, March). How People are using Twitter during Conferences. http://lamp.tu-graz.ac.at/~i203/ebner/publication/09_edumedia.pdf


  1. Lenhart, Amanda, & Fox, Susannah (2006, July 19). Bloggers: Portrait of America’s new storytellers. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Report. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from: http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2006/PIP%20Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf.pdf


  1. Special Issue on Blogging: Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 12(4), Retrieved on June 25, 2010,  from http://jcmc.indiana.edu/ or http://jcmc.indiana.edu/vol12/issue4/ (16 articles to choose from).


  1. Downes, Stephen (2004, September/October). Educational blogging, EDUCAUSE Review, 39(5), 14–26. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from



  1. Eric Baumer, Mark Sueyoshi, & Bill Tomlinson (2008). Exploring the Role of the Reader in the Activity of Blogging. CHI 2008, April 5–10, 2008, Florence, Italy. http://www.ics.uci.edu/~ebaumer/chi1132-baumer.pdf


  1. Jaz Hee-jeong Choi. (2006). “Living in Cyworld: Contextualising Cy-ties in South Korea,” in Uses of Blogs, eds. Axel Bruns & Joanne Jacobs (New York: Peter Lang. 2006), 173-186, http://www.nicemustard.com/files/jaz_c_cyworld_ch.pdf



a.       Downes, Stephen (2003, May). More than Personal: The Impact of Weblogs (includes comprehensive listing of Blogging software, tools, and resources). http://www.downes.ca/post/31449

b.      Richardson, W. (2004). Blogging and RSS — The "what's it?" and "how to" of powerful new web tools for educators. MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, 11(1). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.infotoday.com/MMSchools/jan04/richardson.shtml.

c.       Meg Sullivan (2008, June 25). “Dig In, Archaeology Fans! UCLA Blogs to Offer Front-Row Seat at Archaeology Digs,” UCLA Newsrooms. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/dig-in-archaeology-fans-52202.aspx

d.      The Boston Globe (2006, December 7). MIT figure struck, injured in Hanoi. The Boston Globe. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/12/07/mit_figure_struck_injured_in_hanoi/

                                                              i.      Carvin, Andy (2006, December 7). Prayers for Papert. Andy Carvin’s Waste of Bandwidth. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.andycarvin.com/?p=1344

                                                            ii.      Wikipedia (2007). Seymour Papert. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Papert 



Week 14. (April 19) Podcasting, Webcasting, and Coursecasting

  1. Deal, Ashley (2007, June). Podcasting. A Teaching With Technology White Paper. Educause. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://connect.educause.edu/files/CMU_Podcasting_Jun07.pdf


  1. Carlson, Scott (2007, February 9). On the record, all the time: Researchers digitally capture the daily flow of life. Should they? Chronicle of Higher Education, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://chronicle.com/free/v53/i23/23a03001.htm


  1. Brittain, Sarah, Glowacki, Pietrek Van Ittersum, Jared, & Johnson, Lynn (2006). Podcasting lectures: Formative evaluation strategies helped identify a solution to a learning dilemma, 29(3). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm06/eqm0634.asp


  1. Lane, Cara (2006). UW podcasting: Evaluation of Year One. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://catalyst.washington.edu/research_development/papers/2006/podcasting_year1.pdf


  1. Mocigemba, Dennis, & Riechmann, Gerald (2007, July). International Podcastersurvey: Podcasters - who they are. How and why they do it. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://cms.screamingbob.com/PWDA/files/150/ipcs07.pdf


  1. Ruth Reynard (2008, June). Podcasting in Instruction: Moving beyond the Obvious. T.H.E. Journal. http://campustechnology.com/articles/64433/



    1. Kaliym Islam (2008). Listen up: A how-to guide to podcasting. Chief Learning Officer. http://www.clomedia.com/features/2008/August/2315/index.php
    2. Catherine Rampell (2008, June 17). A professor of pediatrics uses podcasting to enliven bacteriology. Chronicle of Higher Education. http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3094/a-professor-of-pediatrics-uses-technology-to-enliven-bacteriology?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en
    3. http://www.poducateme.com/guide/ a rather comprehensive guide to podcasting
    4. Shaw, Keith (2007, June 21). Prepare for the SAT on an iPod. Networkworld. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/16575
    5. Jarmon, J. (2006, April 24). Institute to teach Mandarin Chinese: University, China form partnership. The State News. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2006/04/institute_to_teach_mandarin_chinese
    6. Boettcher, Judith (2007, July). iPod stands for: Absorb, engage, and matter! Campus Technology, Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://campustechnology.com/articles/48799/
    7. BBC News Online (2005, May 20). Podcasting could be a revolution. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4566059.stm
    8. Barrett MJ, Lacey CS, Sekara AE, Linden EA, Gracely EJ (2004) “Mastering Cardiac Murmurs: The Power of Repetition.” Chest 126, 470–475. http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/abstract/126/2/470
    9. Holahan, Catherine (2006, November). What podcasting revolution? Business Week. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/nov2006/tc20061127_441486.htm
    10. Schroeder, Ray (2007, February). Podcasting in higher education: Reflective, disruptive, and evolving. Sloan-C View. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/view/v6n2/viewv6n2.htm
    11. Worldbridges: http://worldbridges.net/
    12. EdTechTalk: http://edtechtalk.com/



Week 15. (April 26th) Networks of Personalized Learning (e.g., language learning, tutoring, etc.)

  1. Social Isolation and New Technology: How the Internet and Mobile Phones Impact Americans’ Social Networks, Pew Internet and American Life Project, November 2009 (89 pages)
    1. Patrick May, Tech Tools May Help Pull People Together, Mercury News.com, November 4, 2009, from  http://smart-grid.tmcnet.com/news/2009/11/05/4466466.htm
    2. Technology doesn't isolate people: U.S. study
      (Agencies) Updated: 2009-11-06 11:05


  1. Todd Bryant. “Social Software in Academia,” EDUCAUSE Quarterly 29, no. 2 (2006), http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/SocialSoftwareinAcademia/39976


3.      Erica Naone. “Learning Language in Context: Startup Live Mocha Leverages Social Networking to Teach Foreign Languages,” Technology Review (October 5, 2007), http://www.technologyreview.com/Biztech/19484/?a=f


4.      Steve Lohr. “Hello India? I Need Help with My Math,” New York Times (October 31, 2007), http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/business/worldbusiness/31butler.html?pagewanted=print


5.      The Horizon Reports (i.e., technology on the horizon)

    1. The Horizon Report (2006). The Horizon Report: 2006 Edition. A collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2006_Horizon_Report.pdf
    2. The Horizon Report (2007). The Horizon Report: 2007 Edition. A collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2007_Horizon_Report.pdf
    3. The Horizon Report (2008). The Horizon Report: 2008 Edition. A collaboration between The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program. Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2008-Horizon-Report.pdf
    4. The Horizon Report (2009). http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2009-Horizon-Report.pdf
    5. The Horizon Report (2010). http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2010-Horizon-Report.pdf



a.       Facebook: The New Classroom Commons, September 28, 2009, Chronicle of Higher Education, Harriet S. Schwartz, http://www.womenscolleges.org/story/facebook-new-classroom-commons

b.      Neal Starkman “ELL Spoken Here,” T.H.E. Journal (April 2008): 32-35, & 36, http://www.thejournal.com/articles/22396

c.       Anne Eisenberg. “Learning from a Native Speaker, Without Leaving Home,” New York Times (February 17, 2008), http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/business/17novel.html

d.      Pratima Harigunani. “Livemocha Eyes One Million Users This Year,” CIOL News (2008), http://www.ciol.com/News/News-Reports/Livemocha-eyes-one-million-users-this-year/1408104872/0/

e.       Shirish Nadkarni. “Livemocha Secures $6 Million in Funding by Maveron,” Mochatalk (January 15, 2008), http://blog.livemocha.com/2008/01/15/livemocha-secures-6-million-in-funding-led-by-maveron/

f.       Robert Goodwin-Jones. “Skype and Podcasting: Emerging Technologies for Language Learning,” Language Learning & Technology 9, no. 3 (September 2005): 9-12, http://llt.msu.edu/vol9num3/emerging/default.html

g.       Elizabeth Weise. “As China Booms, so Does Mandarin in U.S. Schools,” USA Today (November 19, 2007), http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2007-11-19-mandarin-cover_N.htm

h.      Ken Carroll. “Constructionism Works,” Ken Carroll’s Weblog: Here Comes Everybody (April 20, 2008), http://ken-carroll.com/2008/04/20/constructionism/

i.        Ken Carroll. “Here Comes ItalianPod,” Ken Carroll’s Weblog: Here Comes Everybody (June 10, 2008), http://ken-carroll.com/2008/06/10/is-italianpod-the-future/

j.        Hiawatha Bray. “Online Tutoring Pays Off at Home, Abroad,” The Boston Globe (2006), http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2006/03/28/online_tutoring_pays_off_at_home_abroad/

k.      Anupreeta Das and Amanda Paulson. “Need a Tutor? Call India,” Christian Science Monitor (2005), http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0523/p01s01-legn.html

l.        Jeffrey, R. Young. “Who Needs a Professor When There’s a Tutor Available?” Wired Campus: The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 17, 2008), http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/3095/who-needs-a-professor-when-theres-a-tutor-available?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en



Some Extra Resources:


Fifty optional books that might interest students—no need to buy any:

1.      Anderson, Chris (2009). Free: The Future at a Radical Price. NY: Hyperion.

2.      Anderson, Terry (Eds.). (2008). Theory and practice of online learning (2nd edition). Retrieved on June 25, 2010, from http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/second_edition.html and http://www.aupress.ca/books/Terry_Anderson.php (Note: 2004 edition here: (Free Online Book). http://cde.athabascau.ca/online_book/)

3.      Benkler, Y. (2006). The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom (New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. Free book: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=0300110561

4.      Bonk, C. J., & King, K. S. (Eds.). (1998). Electronic collaborators: Learner-centered technologies for literacy, apprenticeship, and discourse. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

5.      Bonk, C. J. & Graham, C. R. (Eds.) (2006). Handbook of blended learning: Global perspectives, local designs. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing.

6.      Bonk, C. J., & Zhang, K. (2008). Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass

7.      Bonk, C. J., Lee, M. M., & Reynolds, T. H. (Eds.) (2009). A Special Passage through Asia E-Learning. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. (see http://www.editlib.org/ebooks/ or http://www.editlib.org/p/32264 and http://aace.org)

8.      Borgman, Christine L. (2007). Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet. Cambridge: MIT Press.

9.      Carr-Chellman, A. A. (2005). Global perspectives on e-learning: Rhetoric and reality. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

10.  Christensen, Clayton M., Horn, Michael B., & Johnson, Curtis W. (2008). Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns. NY: McGraw-Hill.

11.  Clyde, W., & Delohery, A. (2005). Using tech in teaching. New Haven: Yale Univ Press.

12.  Collison, G., Elrbaum, B., Haavind, S., & Tinker, R. (2000). Facilitating online learning: Effective strategies for moderators. Madison, WI: Atwood Publishing.

13.  Conrad, R.-M., & Donaldson, J. A. (2004). Engaging the learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

14.  Cross, J. (2007). Informal learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer Publishing.

15.  Dabbagh, N., & Bannon-Ritland, B. (2005). Online learning: Concepts, strategies, and applications. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

16.  Edmunson, A. (ed). (2007). Globalized e-learning: Cultural Challenges. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

17.  Florida, Richard (2008). Who’s Your City? How the Creative Economy is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life. NY: Perseus.

18.  Friedman, Thomas L. (2005). The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

19.  Garrison, D. Randy, & Vaughan, Norman D. (2008). Blended Learning in Higher Education: Frameworks, Principles, and Guidelines. Jossy-Bass.

20.  Howe, Jeff (2008). Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business. NY: Crown Business.

21.  Iiyoshi, Toru, & Kumar, M. S. Vijay (2008). Opening Up Education: The Collective Advancement of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge. MIT Press. Free from http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309

22.  Jarvis, Jeff (2009). What would Google do? HarperCollins Business.

23.  Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide (New York: New York University Press.

24.  Jonassen, D. H., Howland, J. L., Moore, J. L., & Marra, R. M. (2003). Learning to solve problems with technology: A constructivist perspective (2nd edition). Upper Saddle Rover, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall.

25.  Khan, B. (2005). Managing e-learning strategies: Design, delivery, implementation, and evaluation. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

26.  Khan, B. H. (ed.). (2007). Flexible learning in an information society (pp. 258-269). Hershey, PA: The Idea Group, Inc.

27.  Mayadas, F., Bourne, J., & Moore, J. C. (2002). Elements of quality online education: Practice and direction, Volume 4 in the Sloan-C series. The Sloan Consortium. Olin College of Engineering—SCOLE, Needham, MA. For this and additional books, see http://www.sloan-c.org/publications/books/index.asp

28.  Moore M. G. (Ed.) (2007). Handbook of distance education (2nd Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

29.  Moore, M., & Kearsley, G. (2005). Distance education: A systems view (2nd edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

30.  Palfrey, John, & Gasser, Urs (2008). Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. NY: Perseus Books.

31.  Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

32.  Paloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2007). Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

33.  Papert, Seymour (1980). Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas New York: Basic Books.

34.  Papert, Seymour (1993). The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer. New York: Basic Books.

35.  Rheingold, H (2003). Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Basic Books.

36.  Richardson, Will (2009). Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful Web tools for classrooms (2nd edition). Corwin: Thousands Oaks, CA.

37.  Roberts, T. (Ed.). (2003). Online collab learning: Theory & practice. Hershey, PA: Idea Pub.

38.  Salmon, G. (2000). E-moderating: The key to teaching and learning online. Kogan-Page or Stylus Publishing.

39.  Salmon, G. (2002). E-tivities: The key to active online learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus Pub.

40.  Selinger, M. (2004). Connected schools: Thought leaders (essays from innovators). London, UK: Premium Publishing and Cisco Systems (free book) http://www.cisco.com/web/about/ac79/docs/wp/ctd/CISCO_Connected_Schools.pdf

41.  Shirky, Clay, (2008). Here comes everybody: The power of organizing without organizations. Penguin.

42.  Smick, D. M. (2008). The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy. NY: Portfolio Books.

43.  Stephenson, J. (Ed.), (2001). Teaching and Learning Online: Pedagogies for new technologies. Kogan Page and Stylus Publishing.

44.  Surowiecki, James (2004). The wisdom of crowds. Anchor.

45.  Tapscott, D. (2009). Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World. McGraw-Hill.

46.  Tapscott, D., & Williams, A. (2008). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything (expanded edition). New York: Penguin.

47.  Veen, Wim, & Vrakking, Ben (2006). Homo Zappiens: Growing Up in a Digital Age. London: Network Continuum Education.

48.  Willinsky, J. (2005). The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

49.  Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It. New Haven, CN: Yale University Press. Free book: http://futureoftheinternet.org/

50.  Zucker, A., & Kozma, R. (2003). The virtual high school: Teaching Generation V. New York: Teachers College Press.


Twenty free online journals and magazines: see more at: http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/distance_ed_journals_and_online_learning_books.htm

  1. Australian Journal of Educational Technology: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet.html
  2. Campus Technology: http://campustechnology.com/
  3. Chief Learning Officer (CLO) magazine: http://www.clomedia.com/
  4. Educause Quarterly: http://www.educause.edu/eq
  5. Educause Review: http://www.educause.edu/er
  6. e-learning and education (eleed) journal: http://eleed.campussource.de/
  7. First Monday: http://www.uic.edu/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/
  8. Innovate: Journal of Online Education: http://www.innovateonline.info/
  9. International Journal: Emerging Technologies in Education: http://www.online-journals.org/index.php/i-jet (need to sign in).
  10. Int’l Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning: http://www.itdl.org/index.htm
  11. The International Review of Open and Distance Learning: http://www.irrodl.org
  12. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks: http://www.aln.org/publications/jaln_main
  13. J. of Computer Assisted Lrng: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0266-4909
  14. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/117979306/home
  15. Journal of Educators Online (JEO): http://www.thejeo.com/index.html
  16. Journal of Interactive Online Learning: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/
  17. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT): http://jolt.merlot.org/index.html
  18. Language Learning and Technology (LLT): http://llt.msu.edu/
  19. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/ojdla/
  20. THE Journal: http://www.thejournal.com/


Notes on Additional Resources:

  1. Web resources: http://www.trainingshare.com/resources/
  2. Still more: http://worldisopen.com/resources.php
  3. For higher ed info technology articles, see the Chronicle of Higher Educ: http://chronicle.com/
  4. For K-12 resources, try the George Lucas Education Foundation: http://www.edutopia.org/


Institutions and Organizations with Web Technology Interests and Reports:

  1. American Society for Training and Development (ASTD): http://www.astd.org/ 
  2. Brandon Hall Research: http://www.brandon-hall.com/
  3. eLearning Guild: http://www.elearningguild.com/
  4. Gartner Reports: http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp
  5. Learning Times: http://www.learningtimes.org/
  6. MacArthur Digital Media and Learning: http://digitallearning.macfound.org/site/c.enJLKQNlFiG/b.2029199/k.94AC/Latest_News.htm
  7. Pew Internet & American Life Project: http://www.pewinternet.org/
  8. Sloan Consortium: http://www.sloan-c.org/
  9. The Masie Center: http://www.masie.com/ (and Learning 2010): http://www.learning2010.com/
  10. Thiagi.com: http://thiagi.com/



Alternative syllabus: You can skip all the above readings and, instead, read one chapter per week from both volumes of my most recent book, “The World is Open” and “The World is More Open” as well as the book prequel and postscript (see the World is Open book website: http://worldisopen.com/). If interested, just ask me for a copy. If you want to read both of these thick books and the articles of this class, I would offer bonus points (to be negotiated).

Bonk, C. J. (July 2009). The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint. See: http://worldisopen.com/




Bonk, C. J. (in preparation). The World Is More Open: Extension of “The World is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education.” Available soon at: http://worldisopen.com/