Edtech 504: Annotated Bibliography

This week we needed to focus on research for our final paper and also identify a topic. I chose communication. The following is an annotated bibliography from the research that I found.

Communication (audio visual approach) – development of communication theory, communication models, mass communication, convergence of communication and educational technology

Title: The convergence of Communication and Educational Technology

Introduction: This research will provide a framework the relationship between communication and educational technologies. It will look at the development of communication theory and its implications into the effective use of educational technology. It will explore communication models and their usage in educational technology. Lastly, it will explain how mass communication has opened up many opportunities and advances into the realm of educational technology.

1. De Castell, S., Bryson, M., & Jenson, J. (2002). Object lessons: Towards an educational theory of technology. First Monday, 7(1). Retrieved from http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/923/845 (Required free registration)

This article describes the current issues that are arising from large scale implementation of academic technologies that are pushed by entrepreneurs instead of individuals with educational goals. Two examples are given in the article: “integrated learning system” and “networked e-learning environment”. The authors are all professors at universities and the main author, De Castell, now a senior editor of Literacy, Society, and Schooling and Language, Authority and Criticism, has a current focus on computer applications of computer gaming technologies. The article relates to my research in that it expresses how communication has impacted different types of technology and identifies which specific technologies it has improved or helped create. In comparison to the other articles, this article explores the differences between Educational Theory and Technology.

2. Chen, K.C. (2007). Self-determination Theory: Implications for Motivation in Online Learning. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 6745-6750). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/26853.

This article discusses Self-Determination theory, a theory that stresses the need for learners to have autonomy, competence and relatedness in their technology experiences. The article suggests that online learning, fostered by this Self-determined motivation to communicate, engages the learner and gives support and an outlet for reflection and expression. The author of the article is published in a conference on E-Learning in Canada. The article relates to my research in that it describes a communication theory that directly relates to the integration of educational technology. It explores how the theory is the foundation for online learning. In comparison to number 11,  the theories are only summarized not gone into depth. It discusses the complexities of that term and its relationship with communication.

3. Doube, W. (2011). The media in multimedia for learning: differentiating form from content, technology and domain. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 2007-2014). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/38138.

This article discusses the use and manipulation of the term “media” and how it relates to electronic technology. It discusses models to be used for understanding visual and auditory media in multimedia. It also discusses how cognition comes into play in usage of media in online components. The author, Wendy Doube, had her paper published in the World Conference on Educational Multimedia in Lisbon, Portugal. The article relates to my research in that it describes yet another component of communication theory in the form of cognition. It also explains the relationship between audio and visual mass media and communication and the web. In comparison to the other articles, this is the only one that tries to explain the term media, but it is the only one that comes up with a truly marvelous definition.

4. Bazaios, A., Kontogiannis, S., Zoura, A. & Bouras, C. (1999). A Web-enabled Communication Environment for the Education Community. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (pp. 1198-1199). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/7354.

This article discussed the research and development of a computer-based network learning environment that was built around communication and collaboration. The article suggested that communication and collaboration play a significant role in the improvement of the learning procedure, although shows little evidence of the end result of the study. The author, published the article for a scholarly journal through the Computer Technology Institute in Patras, Greece. The article relates to my research because it puts high emphasis on the usage and implementation of communication in a web-based learning environment. It highlights the different usages for verbal and typed communications that may take place in a social network. In comparison, Bazaios’ article, although well articulated does not take the other subjects in account.

5. Ruday, S. (2011). Expanding the possibilities of discussion: A critical approach to the use of online discussion boards in the English classroom. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 11(4), 350-361. AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/35301.

This article discusses the use of discussion boards in order to enhance the quality of communication in middle school and high school English classrooms. It  comments on the higher order thinking skills that students use when participating in discussion forums and allowing the teacher to facilitate as needed instead of taking over the discussion. The author published this article in the Contemporary issues in Technology and Teacher Education journal. The article relates to my research in that it gives specific information and examples of how communication has been advanced due to technology of discussion boards. Unlike article number 4, this article indeed establishes better examples of how communication and technology go hand in hand and promote advancement in both arenas instead of merely discussing communication.

6. Kim, H.K. & Bateman, B. (2010). Student Participation Patterns in Online Discussion: Incorporating Constructivist Discussion into Online Courses. International Journal on E-Learning, 9(1), 79-98. Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/28165.

This article focuses on the benefits of discussion boards when collaborative work is being done.  It also discusses the adverse effects of online discussion, although they are few. The article focuses on the types of questions being asked from collaborative, reflective, and higher-order. The author of the article is published in The International Journal of E-Learning. The article relates to my topic in that it is a prime example of how communication fosters higher learning when paired with technology in this type of forum. Unlike the article 5, this article does discuss some of the negatives associated with online discussion which might present an interesting viewpoint on communication.

7. Lackner, E. (1999). An Inquiry of the Social Functions and Social Interaction in the Internet. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 1999 (p. 1714). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/7568.

This article is an abstract of the real article in the WebNet World Conference. I would have to continue searching to find the actual article, which would be extremely useful in my research. The article is interesting because it suggests that technology has played a very integral role in shaping modern society through social structures and interactions. The author goes on to explain six social functions of the Internet. The author’s work has been published in the WebNet World Conference proceedings. The article would be essential to my research because it is actually arguing the case that my research is based upon; the fact that technology and communication have played an important role together in shaping the way that everyone on this planet interacts. Unlike the previous articles I have looked at, this article does in fact directly connect to the topic I have chosen, without veering off topic.

8. Parvini sani, H. & Parvini Sani, G. (2011). Technology and writing environment. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2011 (pp. 1169-1178). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/38018.

This article relates writing, technology and communication as a combination to help ELL students learn quicker and more effectively. It discusses global and local communications in writing and how writing online is extended the walls of the classroom into a more meaningful experience. The authors have their work published in a journal. The article relates to my research because it is discussing yet another way in which technology and communication can be combines in order to teach more effectively. Unlike the articles before, it focuses primarily upon the learning theories associated with communication and language acquisition.

9. Adams, C. & Thompson, T.L. (2007). Information and Communication Technologies as Educational Research Participants. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2269-2273). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/26695.

This article argues two key points. First, it argues the importance of including technologies when studying learning environments. Second, it aims to gather a viewpoint in performing the inclusion. The author of this article has their work published in a journal over the proceedings of the World Conference of E-Learning. This article relates to my research in that it discusses the use of communication technologies in informing and reshaping the ideas and viewpoints of many.

10. Teras, H. & Teras, M. (2010). 21st Century Professional Development – Bridging the Gap Between Higher Education and Working Life. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010 (pp. 836-843). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Retrieved from http://www.editlib.org/p/35652.

This article discusses how the changes in technology and social structures has changed so much that new graduates will have to find ways to compete in a market that demands upgrade. It presents real questions that professionals might ask themselves in order to create new and exciting system. The author of the article also had their work published in a journal. The article relates to my research in that it examines the need for communication technologies to continue changing and along with that people need to change too.

11. Jonassen, D. H., & Land, S. M. (2000).Distributed Cognitions. In  Jonassen, D. H., Land, & S. M. Eds. , Theoretical Foundations of Learning Environments (pp. 123-145). N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

This chapter discusses how a Student Centered Learning Environment was developed using Activity Theory as a framework for design. Activity theory gives precedence to the activities influenced by the social, cultural circumstances where they occur, other persons involved, and the tools used to interact in the activities. Jonassen is a professor of instructional systems at Penn State University. The chapter relates to my research because the theory of distributed cognition deals with social interactions in an educational setting. In comparison to article 10, this article primarily discusses the theory behind the learning environments that would help me encounter more communication theories and how they’ve affected my area.

Standards:

2.1 Print Technologies

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