Gamrat, C., Zimmerman, H. T., Dudek, J., & Peck, K. (2014). Personalized workplace learning: An exploratory study on digital badging within a teacher professional development program. British Journal of Educational Technology, 45(6), 1136–1148. Link to Critical Review
Brown, J. (2014). Teachers’ Stances on Cell Phones in the ESL Classroom: Toward a “Theoretical” Framework. TESL Canada Journal, 31(2), 67-78. Brown proposed a theoretical framework in regards to teachers’ attitudes for the use of cell phones in ESL classrooms. She proposed a continuum on which one extreme allowed for no cell phone use for… Continue reading Annotated Bib – Week 15
Gee, J. P. (2008). Cats and portals-Video games, learning, and play. American Journal of Play, 1(2), 229–245. Gee is a prolific author and uses this article to continue to further his arguments in support of the use of videos games to foster deep learning and problem-solving abilities. He focuses on the game Portal and its… Continue reading Annotate Bib – Week 14
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
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
Tuckman, B. W. (2005). The effect of motivational scaffolding on procrastinators’ distance learning outcomes. Computers & Education, 49(2), 414–422. In this article, Tuckman’s quantitative study examines the effects of motivational scaffolding on procrastinators’ course performance and grade point average (GPA) when completing a web-based study skills course. In this study, students were identified as procrastinators… Continue reading Annotated Bibliography – Week 8