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Annotated Bib – Week 4

Hoepfl, M. C. (1997). Choosing Qualitative Research: A Primer for Technology Education Researchers. Journal of Technology Education, 9(1). Due to researchers unfamiliarity with qualitative research, many have veered away from using it or even viewing it as a valid research methodology.  Hoepfl took on the challenge of explaining qualitative research in this article.  She began… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 4

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Annotated Bib – Week 3

Kozma, R. (1994). “Will media influence learning: Reframing the debate.” Educational Technology Research and Development, 42(2), 7-19. Kozma reframed the question about the impact of media on education:  “Will media influence learning?” (p. 7).  In the article, written in 1994, he went on to explain the importance of examining how the merger of the telephone,… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 3

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Annotation – Week 2

Roblyer, M.D. (2005). Educational technology research that makes a difference:  Series introduction.  Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5 (2), 192-201. Robyler acknowledged that high quality evidence based research is needed to validate or invalidate the usefulness of technology-enhanced instructional design.  He explained the problems with research in the past and cited issues such… Continue reading Annotation – Week 2

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Annotation – Week 1

Spiro, R. & DeSchyver, M. Constructivism: When it’s the wrong idea and when it’s the only idea. In S. Tobias & T. Duffy (Eds.), Constructivist theory applied to instruction: Success or failure. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Spiro and DeSchryver examined the usefulness, exclusions, drawbacks and benefits of the instructional methods of direct instruction, discovery, and the Cognitive Flexibility Theory (CFT) for… Continue reading Annotation – Week 1