Recommended Reading & Resources
- Bates, A.W. & Sangrà, A. (2011.) Managing Technology in Higher Education: Strategies for Transforming Teaching & Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Chapters 1 & 2.
- Baraniuk, R.G. (2008). Challenges and Opportunities for the Open Education Movement: A Connexions Case Study
- Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to e-learning and Why
- Sinclair, G., McClaren, M., & Griffin, M. (2006). E-Learning & Beyond
- Petter, C. & Clift, R. (2006). Putting Learning Before Technology: A Critique of E-Learning & Beyond. Confederation of University Faculty Associations.
- Guri-Rosenblit, S. (2005). Distance education” and “e-learning”
- Bereiter, C. & Scardamalia, M. (2006). Catching the Third ICT Wave. Queen’s University Education Letter,
- 7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives
- What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech
- Patterns in Course Design: How instructors ACTUALLY use the LMS
- Teaching in a Digital Age, Section 2.7: Is the Nature of Knowledge Changing?
- Teaching in a Digital Age, Section 1.7: From the periphery to the center: how technology is changing the way we teach
- Teaching in a Digital Age, Section 1.8 Navigating new developments in technology and online learning
- National Centre for Academic Transformation,
Additional Reading & 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.
- The Hidden History of Ed-Tech: Audrey Watters
- Degrees of digitization - Digital technology and the Contemporary University: Neil Selwyn
The Myth of the Digital Native
- Digital Learners in Higher Education: Generation is Not the Issue
- The Myths of the Digital Native and the Multitasker
- Net Gen Skeptic
- Digital Learners in Higher Education
- No evidence to back idea of learning styles
- Why the Widespread Belief in 'Learning Styles' Is Not Just Wrong; It's Also Dangerous
- ‘Students Learn Best in Their Preferred Learning Style,’ and Other Neuromyths - The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Enough with the "Learning Styles" Already! - Scientific American Blog Network
- The Problem with "Learning Styles"
- Are 'Learning Styles' Real? - The Atlantic
- Evidence-Based Higher Education – Is the Learning Styles ‘Myth’ Important?
- A Convenient UnTruth ( The Myth of Learning Styles)
- Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless
- Myers-Briggs, Leadership Training and EdTech
- Are ‘Learning Styles’ a Symptom of Education’s Ills?
- 7 Resources Explaining The Learning Styles Myth
Read selectively and learn to skim over materials that are not directly relevant for the part of the assignment you are tackling at the moment, (although they may turn out to be useful later). We have indicated key pages – if you find them interesting/relevant, you may want to read the whole chapter/article. But plan your time.
Also, note that these readings are not listed in order of priority, although we have tried to indicate the more relevant sections.
You are now almost ready to start looking at planning and management issues in some detail. However first we want to briefly define the term, e-learning and discuss the impact it is having on teaching, so that the context in which planning and managing take place is fully understood.