EDCI 570/71    Fall 2019 Readings


There is no required textbook for this course. I have provided a list of readings and resources for the course. Please complete all readings prior to the end of the week it is assigned, as you will need to read them in order to complete your blog post that will be due that week.

In addition, learners are required to read the course updates daily on the course blog


Week 1 (Sept. 4-10):  Introduction to the course, Biggest trends in Ed Tech







Holland, J. & Holland, J. (2014). Implications of Shifting Technology in Education. Tech Trends. 58(3), 16-25. http://vincross.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Holland-Holland-2014.pdf


Week 2 (Sept. 11-17): Reading Educational Research


Critically Reading Journal Articles (https://ento.psu.edu/graduateprograms/handbook/degree-information/degree-requirements/phd/CriticallyReadingJournalArticles1.pdf)

How to read and understand a scientific article (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265250376_How_to_read_and_understand_a_scientific_article)

How to Read and Critically Evaluate Research Articles (from Clinical Research in Mental Health)


Clark, R.E. (1994). Media will never influence learning. Educational Technology Research and Development. 42 (2),  21-29. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02299088

Kozma, R.B. (1994). Will media influence learning? Reframing the debate. Educational Technology Research and Development. 42 (2), 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02299087

Becker, K. (2010). The Clark-Kozma Debate in the 21stCentury. Paper presented at the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2010 Conference. Published under Creative Commons. (http://mruir.mtroyal.ca:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/11205/143/clark_kozma_21century.pdf?sequence=1)


Week 3 (Sept. 18-24): Annotated bibliographies, Current research trends in Education and Educational Technology

Francis Pelton, L. (2019). Annotated Bibliography. (Notes prepared by the instructor).

AERA. Trending Research Topics. http://www.aera.net/Newsroom/Trending-Research-Topics

Voogt, J., Knezak, G., Christensen, R., & Lai, K-W. (2018). Developing an Understanding of the Impact of Digital Technologies on Teaching and Learning in an Ever-Changing Landscape. In J. Voogt, G. Knezak, R. Christensen, & K-W, Lai (Eds.) Second Handbook of Information

Technology in Primary and Secondary Education, pp. 3-12. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71054-9

Koehler, M. & Mishra, P. (2009). What is Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK)?. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 9(1), 60-70. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.  https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/29544/.

Romrell, D., Kidder, L.C., Wood, E. (2014).The SAMR model as a framework for evaluating mLearning. Online Learning Journal18(2).https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1036281.pdf

Hamilton, E.R., Rosenberg, J.M. & Akcaoglu, M. (2016). The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model: a Critical Review and Suggestions for its Use.

TechTrends 60(5), 433-441. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-016-0091-y


For more on TPACK (optional):

Herring, M.C., Koehler, M.J., & Mishra, P. (eds.) (2016). Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) for Educators. Routledge, New York and London. https://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=v0d-CwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=tpack+framework&ots=oY8dTdR8Fm&sig=y_S0H5cQcvzIc9IaoKcVT5SdjCc#v=onepage&q=tpack%20framework&f=false


Week 4 (Sept. 25-Oct 1):  Current research – continued

Qing-Ke Fu, Q-K., & Hwang, G-J. (2018). Trends in mobile technology-supported collaborative learning: A systematic review of journal publications from 2007 to 2016.  Computers & Education, 119, pp. 129-143, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2018.01.004.

Arnesen, K.T., Hveem, J., Short, C.R. West, R.E.  & Barbour, M.K.  (2019) K-12 online learning journal articles: trends from two decades of scholarship, Distance Education, 40(1), 32-53, https://DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1553566

Sections (as assigned) from the Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education:

  1. Voogt, G. Knezak, R. Christensen, & K-W, Lai (Eds.) Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education, pp. 3-12. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71054-9]
  • Curricular Challenges of the 21stCentury
  • The Learner and the Learning Process
  • Attitudes, Competencies, and Dispositions for Teaching and Learning with Information Technology
  • Professional Learning and Development of Teachers
  • The Role of Leadership for Information Technology in Education
  • Using Information Technology for Assessment: Issues and Opportunities
  • Flexible, Distance, and Open Learning in the Twenty-First Century
  • Mobile Learning
  • Game and Simulation-Based Learning and Teaching
  • Issues and Challenges Related to Digital Equity
  • Paradigms for Researching Information Technology in Education
  • International Policies on Information and Communication Technology in Primary and Secondary Schools: Cross-National Policies


Sections (as assigned) from the Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning

Mayer, R. (Ed.). (2014). The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi:10.1017/CBO9781139547369

  • Theoretical Foundations
  • Basic Principles of Multimedia Learning
  • Advanced Principles of Multimedia Learning
  • Multimedia Learning of Cognitive Processes
  • Multimedia Learning in Advanced Computer-Based Concepts


Week 5 (Oct. 2-8):  Current research – continued


Week 6 (Oct. 9-15):  Presentations on current research


Week 7 (Oct. 16-22): Writing a literature review


Writing a Literature Review. https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/twc/sites/utsc.utoronto.ca.twc/files/resource-files/LitReview.pdf

How to Write a Literature Review. https://library.concordia.ca/help/writing/literature-review.php

Literature Review: Conducting and Writing. https://libguides.uwf.edu/c.php?g=215199&p=1420520

Education: Doing Literature Reviews. https://library.ucalgary.ca/guides/literature_reviews

A Brief Guide to Writing  Literature Review  https://smu.ca/webfiles/guidelitreviewbrief.pdf

Journals in the field of Instructional Technology (document prepared by Leslee Francis Pelton to assist you in locating journals that may be relevant to your research.)


Weeks 8-10 (Oct. 23-Nov 13):  Continue work on literature review


Some online resources to help you with your APA formatting:

UVic Library’s APA Style Guide:  https://www.uvic.ca/library/research/citation/documents/apa.pdf

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL) APA  tutorial and guide (a personal favourite of mine):  https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html

MyBib’s APA guide (MyBib is a free citation and reference list generator):  https://www.mybib.com/guides/apa-format