Lee, K., & Ranta, L. (2014). Facebook: Facilitating Social Access and Language Acquisition for International Students? Tesl Canada Journal, 31(2), 22–50. Lee and Ranta examined the use of Facebook by English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in Canada to see if Facebook could be used to increase interactions between native and non-native speakers of… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 13
Drost, E. a. (2011). Validity and Reliability in Social Science Research. Education Research and Perspectives, 38(1), 105–123. Drost examined the problem of validity and ways to ensure reliability when conducting research in the social sciences. Reliability is explained first with information in regards to error analysis and the importance of internal consistency as well as… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 11
Just a few more weeks left. If nothing else, I can say that enrolling in the DET program at CMU does cause time to fly by faster than ever. I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner which means that the end of the semester is looming and getting closer and closer all… Continue reading Change Happens
Critical Review Link to Article Ertmer, P. A., Richardson, J. C., Belland, B., Camin, D., Connolly, P., Coulthard, G., … & Mong, C. (2007). Using peer feedback to enhance the quality of student online postings: An exploratory study. Journal of Computer‐Mediated Communication, 12(2), 412-433.
Salmon, G. (2009). The future for (second) life and learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(3), 526–538. This article, written in 2009, examines the three-dimensional multi-user virtual environments (3-D MUVEs) Second Life, and its use in higher education. In this article, Salmon attempts to predict “trends and emerging issues, the power of pedagogical imagination and the… Continue reading Annotated Bibliography – Week 12
Mills, K. a. (2010). A Review of the “Digital Turn” in the New Literacy Studies. Review of Educational Research, 80(2), 246–271. New Literacy Studies, specifically digital contexts, was the topic of this review of empirical studies by Mills. In her review of the early studies related to this field, she focused not only on communication… Continue reading Annotated Bibliography – Week 10
Ever have that feeling like you know you are doing what you are supposed to be doing? I had that on Friday. I was discussing the DET program at CMU with an instructor who is pursuing a Ph.D. at another university. We were comparing the amount of work that each of us is doing this… Continue reading Over Halfway!