Readings & Resources

There are two textbooks for this course and a number online readings and resources.

The readings that are listed as “Recommended” are the core readings for the course. The readings that are listed as “Additional” are references you may want to pursue depending on your particular interests. They will allow you explore certain topics in more detail.

There are far too many readings and resources in this course for you to possibly read them all in the time allocated. This means you will need to be very selective in what you choose to read in depth. We suggest that you follow the guidelines on the Web site for each unit, that you cover the recommended readings, participate actively in the discussion forums, then use whatever remaining time you have on some of the other readings and resources, allowing time, of course, to do your assignments. Time management then is going to be important.

We have tried to provide a varied selection of readings in recognition of the fact you will have different interests. Our aim is also to provide resources that may be useful to you after you have finished the formal study of this course, as well as during the course.

After each offering of the course we review the readings to ensure that they are still relevant and current. You will notice some relatively “old” readings but “old” does not necessary mean  out of date. One of the problems with the field of educational technology is that there is a tendency to ignore important works from earlier eras. Seminal ideas endure regardless of their age and it is important that we recognize them and incorporate them into our thinking. So, while there may be some “old” readings, we have purposefully included them because we think they still present valuable perspectives.

Textbooks

One of the two textbooks is freely available online and the other must be purchased from the UBC bookstore or as an e-book.

Available online for free download:

Available from the bookstore or as en e-book:

  • Bates, A.W. & Sangrà, A. (2011). Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching & Learning. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

If you have problems in getting your readings, please contact your instructor.

Unit 1

Recommended Readings & Resources

  • Bates, A.W. & Sangrà, A. (2011.) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching & Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Chapters 1 & 2.

Additional Readings & Resources

  • Bullen, M. & Janes, D.P. (2007). Preface. In M. Bullen & D.P. Janes (Eds.) Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues, pp. vii-xvi, Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

Unit 2

Recommended Readings & Resources

    Additional Readings & Resources

    • Haughey, M. (2007). Organizational Models for Faculty Support: The Response of Canadian Universities. In M. Bullen & D.P. Janes (Eds.) Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies & Issues (pp. 17-32). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.
    • Wilson, G. (2007). New Skills and Ways of Working: Faculty Development for E-Learning. In M. Bullen & D.P. Janes (Eds.) Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies & Issues (pp. 121-138). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.

    Unit 3

    Recommended Readings & Resources

    • Bates, A.W. & Sangrà, A.  (2011). Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching and Learning. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, chapter 5 (pp. 110-129).

      Unit 4

      Recommended Readings & Resources

      • Bates, A.W. & Sangrà, A. (2011). Managing Technology: Strategies for Transforming Higher Education.San Francisco: Jossey Bass, pp. 71-74; 102-121; 137-142; 190-20

      Additional Readings & Resources

      • Bates, A.W. (2007). Strategic Planning for E-Learning in a Polytechnic. In M. Bullen & D.P. Janes (Eds.) Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies & Issues (pp. 47-65). Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.
      • Fritz, R. (1989). The Path of Least Resistance. New York: Columbine, pp.122-138.
      • Kaufman, R. and Herman, J. (1997). ‘Strategic Planning, Schooling, and the Curriculum for Tomorrow’ in Dijkstra, S. et al. Instructional Design: International Perspectives. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum.

       

      Unit 5

      Recommended Readings & Resources

      Unit 6

      Recommended Readings & Resources

        Additional Reading

        • Kelly, O. (2007). Moving to Blended Delivery in a Polytechnic: Shifting the Mindset of Faculty and Institutions. In M. Bullen and D.P. Janes (Eds.), Making the Transition to E-Learning: Strategies and Issues, pp. 33-46, Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing.