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Module Reading List

Learning with Digital Technologies, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Aisha Walker
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Readings

Gee, J. P. (2007) What video Games Have to Teach us about Learning and Literacy (revised edition) New York: Palgrave

Holmes, B. and Gardner, J. (2006) E-learning : concepts and practice London: Sage.

Illeris, K. (ed) (2009) Contemporary theories of learning : learning theorists ... in their own words Abingdon: Routledge

Juwah, C. (Ed) (2006) Interactions in online education : implications for theory and practice Abingdon: Routledge

Smidt, S. (2009) Introducing Vygotsky : a guide for practitioners and students in the early years : Abingdon: Routledge

Smith, L., Dockrell, J., & Tomlinson, P. (Eds.) (1997). Piaget, Vygotsky and beyond : future issues for developmental psychology and education . London: Routledge.

Snyder, I. (Ed.) (2002) Silicon literacies : communication, innovation and education in the electronic age London: Routledge

Somekh, B. (2007) Pedagogy and learning with ICT : researching the art of innovation . London and New York: Routledge.

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Journals you should browse:

British educational research journal.

British Journal of Educational Technology.

Computers and education.

Computers in human behavior.

Computer supported cooperative work.

Educational technology and society.- Available online: http://www.ifets.info/

Instructional science.

International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

Journal of computer assisted learning.

Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource].

Learning media and technology.

Learning and instruction.

Technology, pedagogy and education.

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To help with your writing

Creme, P and Lea M.R. (2008) Writing at University (Third Edition). Milton Keynes: Open Univeristy Press

Deane, M. (2010) Academic research, writing and referencing . Harlow: Pearson (if you are going to buy a book about writing, choose this one)

Wyse, D. (2007) The good writing guide for education students London: Sage 

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Unit One: Learning and Learners 

Required reading

Taylor, R. P. (1980). Introduction. In R. P. Taylor (Ed.), The computer in school: Tutor, tool, tutee (pp. 1-10). New York: Teachers College Press. http://www.citejournal.org/vol3/iss2/seminal/article1.cfm

References and further readings

Atherton J. S. (2003) Learning and Teaching: Knowles' Andragogy [On-line] UK. Available: https://web.archive.org/web/20040404060755/http://www.dmu.ac.uk/~jamesa/learning/knowlesa.htm Accessed: 23 September 2004

Cole, M., and Engeström, Y. (1993) “A cultural-historical approach to distributed cognition”. In Salomon, G. (Ed.) Distributed cognitions : psychological and educational considerations . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Conner, M. L. (2005) "Andragogy and Pedagogy." Ageless Learner http://agelesslearner.com/intros/andragogy.html

Knowles M. S., Holton III E.F. and Swanson R.A. (2005) The Adult Learner (6th Edition) Oxford: Elsevier (also available as an ebook in the library)

MacDonald, B. et al. (1977) Computer assisted learning : its educational potential in National Development Programme in Computer Assisted Learning Final report of the director, Richard Hooper . Centre for Applied Research in Education. Norwich. - Available online: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/33872/1/MacDonald-1977-Computer_Assisted_Learning.pdf

Sewell, D. F., and Rothery, D. R. (1987) “The Application of Computers in Education”. Prospects. Vol. XVII, No. 3. (pp. 379 - 386).

Somekh, B. (1997) “Classroom Investigations: exploring and evaluating how IT can support learning.” In Somekh, B. and Davis, N. (eds.) Using information technology effectively in teaching and learning : studies in pre-service and in-service teacher education . RKP: London

Somekh, B. (2007) Pedagogy and learning with ICT : researching the art of innovation . London and New York: Routledge.

Stevenson, I. (2008) “Tool, tutor, environment or resource: Exploring metaphors for digital technology and pedagogy using activity theory” Computers and Education 51/2 pp 836-853

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Unit Two: Adaptive tutoring and personalisation

Required reading 

Adenowo, A., Adetokunbo, A. and Patel, A. M. (2014). "A Metamodel for Designing an Intelligent Tutoring Systems Authoring Tool". Computer and information science (Toronto) (1913-8989), 7 (2), p. 82. http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/cis/article/view/34817

References and further readings

Akhras, F.N, and Self, J.A. (2002) “Beyond intelligent tutoring systems: Situations, interactions, processes and affordances” Instructional science. 30, p. 1–30

C. Alcoholado, et al. (2012). `One Mouse per Child: interpersonal computer for individual arithmetic practice'. Journal of computer assisted learning. 28 (4):295-309.

Bontcheva, K. & Dimitrova, V. (2004) "Examining the use of conceptual graphs in adaptive web-based systems that aid terminology learning" International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools , vol. 13, pp. 299-332.

Brusilovsky, P. (2001) "Adaptive Hypermedia", User modeling and user-adapted interaction , Volume 11, Issue 1 - 2, Mar 2001, Page 87 

Given, B.K., Wasserman, J.D. Chari, S.A., Beattie, K. and Eden, G.F. (2008) "A randomized, controlled study of computer-based intervention in middle school struggling readers", Brain and language . Volume 106, Issue 2, Pages 83-97

Hartley, J. & Sleeman, D. (1973) "Towards more intelligent teaching systems." International journal of man-machine studies. 2, 215-236.0

He, Y., Hui, S.C. and Quan, T.T. (2009) Automatic summary assessment for intelligent tutoring systems, Computers and education , Volume 53, Issue 3, Pages 890-899

Jervis, A. and Gkolia C. (2005) “The Machine Stops”: One School’s Rejection of Integrated Learning Systems” Education and information technologies. 10:4 pp305-321 Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Mao, X., Li, Z. (2010) "Agent based affective tutoring systems: A pilot study" Computers and education , Volume 55, Issue 1, Pages 202-208

Muldner, K., Burleson, W., Van, d. S., & Vanlehn, K. (2011). An analysis of students' gaming behaviors in an intelligent tutoring system: Predictors and impacts. User modeling and user-adapted interaction. , 21 (1-2), 99-135. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11257-010-9086-0

Papert, S. (1990) “A Critique of Technocentrism in Thinking About the School of the Future”. M.I.T. Media Lab Epistemology and Learning Memo No.2. Available at: http://www.papert.org/articles/ACritiqueofTechnocentrism.html

Self, J. (2005) Whoever said computers would be intelligent? Drakkar Press Limited: Lancs, UK.

Sarrafzadeh, A. Alexander, S., Dadgostar, F., Fan, C. and Bigdeli A. (2008) “How do you know that I don’t understand? ” A look at the future of intelligent tutoring systems Computers in human behavior , Volume 24/4, pp 1342-1363

Theory into Practice Database: http://www.gwu.edu/%7etip/theories.html

Underwood, J, D. M. and Brown, J. (eds.) (1997) Integrated learning systems : potential into practice Oxford: Heinemann.

van Duijvenvoorde, A. C. K., Zanolie, K., Rombouts, S. A. R. B., Raijmakers, M. E. J., and Crone, E. A. (2008) “Evaluating the Negative or Valuing the Positive? Neural Mechanisms Supporting Feedback-Based Learning across Development Journal of neuroscience , 28/September 2008 pp. 9495 – 9503

VanLehn, K, Lynch, C, Schulze, K, Shapiro, J.A. Shelby,R, Taylor,L. Treacy,D, Weinstein,A and Wintersgill, M (2005) "The Andes Physics Tutoring System: Lessons Learned." International journal of artificial intelligence in education , 15(3). Available online: https://web.archive.org/web/20060301072859/http://www.andes.pitt.edu/Pages/AndesLessonsLearnedForWeb.pdf

Wood, D. (1998) The UK ILS evaluations : final report . (Integrated learning systems UK Evaluation Report.) Coventry:BecTa

Wood, D., Underwood, J., and Avis, P. (1999) “Integrating learning systems in the classroom” Computers and education. 33, p. 91-108.

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Units Three and Four: Digital Communication

Required reading

Chen, C.-H., & She, H.-C. (2012). The Impact of Recurrent On-line Synchronous Scientific Argumentation on Students'
Argumentation and Conceptual Change. Educational technology and society. , 15 (1), 197–210. http://www.ifets.info/download_pdf.php? j_id=54&a_id=1208

References and further readings

Asterhan, C. and Schwarz, B. (2010) Online moderation of synchronous e-argumentation. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 5/3 pp 259-282

Atherton, J. S. (2005) Learning and Teaching: Conversational learning theory; Pask and Laurillard [On-line] UK: https://web.archive.org/web/20060412080541/http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/pask.htm

Bellamy. R. K. E. (1996) Designing Educational Technology: Computer-Mediated Change, In Context and consciousness: activity theory and human-computer interaction . B. A. Nardi. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Berzsenyi, C. A. (1999). “Teaching Interlocutor Relationships in Electronic Classrooms” Computers and composition. 16(2): 229-246.

Byman, A., Järvelä, S., and Häkkinen, P. (2005) “What is reciprocal understanding in virtual interaction? ” Instructional science. 33/2 pp 121 – 136

Cole, M. and Engeström, Y. (1993). A Cultural-Historical Approach to Distributed Cognition. In Distributed cognitions : psychological and educational considerations G. Salomon. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1-47

Ekeblad, E. (1998). Contact, Community and Multilogue. Fourth International Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory (ISCRAT1998), Denmark. http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Paper/eva/Contact,%20Community%20and%20Multilogue.htm

Farooq, U., Schank, P., Harris, A., Fusco, J. and Schlager, M. (2007) Sustaining a Community Computing Infrastructure for Online Teacher Professional Development: A Case Study of Designing Tapped In. Computer supported cooperative work. (CSCW) 16/4 pp 397-429

Gee, J. P. (2005) “Semiotic social Spaces to Affinity Spaces: from The Age of Mythology to today’s schools”. In D. Barton and K. Tusting Beyond communities of practice Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Extract available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

Heras, S., Atkinson, K., Botti, V., Grasso, F., Julien, V and McBurney, P. (2013) Research opportunities for argumentation in social networks. Artificial intelligence review. 39 pp 39-62

Herring, S. (1999). “Interactional Coherence in CMC” Journal of computer-mediated communication [electronic resource]. 4(4)

Lave, J. and Wenger, E. (1991). Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation . Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

McAlister, S., Ravenscroft, A. and Scanlon, E. (2004) “Combining interaction and context design to support collaborative argumentation using a tool for synchronous CMC” Journal of computer assisted learning. 20/3 pp. 194-20

Mercer, N., Wegerif, R. and Dawes, L. (1999). Children’s Talk and the Development of Reasoning in the Classroom. British educational research journal. 25(1): 95-111.

Nardi, B. A. (1996). Activity Theory and Human-Computer Interaction. In Context and consciousness : activity theory and human-computer interaction . B. A. Nardi. Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Palloff, R. M. and Pratt, K. (2001). Lessons from the cyberspace classroom : the realities of online teaching San Francisco, Jossey-Bass.

J. Parsler (2010). `The non-player agent in computer role-playing games'. Journal of gaming & virtual worlds. 38 pp. 135-143.

Pilkington, R. M. and Walker, S. A. (2003). “Facilitating Debate in Networked Learning: Reflecting on Online Synchronous Discussion in Higher Education” Instructional science. 31: 41-63

Pilkington, R (2016) Discourse, dialogue and technology enhanced learning . Abingdon: Routledge

Puntambekar, S. (2006) “Analyzing collaborative interactions: divergence, shared understanding and construction of knowledge” Computers and education. 47/3 pp. 332-351

Ravenscroft, A. (2007), Promoting thinking and conceptual change with digital dialogue games. Journal of computer assisted learning. , 23: 453–465

Salmon, G. (2003). E-moderating : the key to teaching and learning online . (2nd Edition) London, Kogan Page.

Scheuer, O., Loll, F, Pinkwart, N. and McLaren, B. M. (2010) Computer-supported argumentation: A review of the state of the art. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 5/1 pp 43- 102

Schwarz, B.B. and Glassner, A. (2007) The role of floor control and of ontology in argumentative activities with discussion-based tools. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 2/4 pp 449-478 - Available online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11412-007-9024-2

Soong (2008). Learning through Computers: Uncovering students' Thought Processes while Solving Physics Problems. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology , 24(5), p.592-610

Soong & Mercer (2011). Improving Students' Revision of Physics Concepts through ICT-based Co-construction and Prescriptive Tutoring. International journal of science education. 33(8), 1055-1078

Standage, T. (1998). The Victorian internet : the remarkable story of the Telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers London, Phoenix.

Swales, J. M. (1990). Genre analysis : English in academic and research settings Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Tuckman, B. W. (1965) Developmental Sequences in Small Groups. Psychological bulletin. 63(6).

Veerman, A. L. (2000). Computer-supported Collaborative Learning through Argumentation. Published PhD thesis. University of Utrecht, Utrecht. PDF Link - http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=

Veletsianos, G. and Miller, C. (2008)”Conversing with pedagogical agents: A phenomenological exploration of interacting with digital entities” British Journal of Educational Technology. 39/6 pp 969-986

Walker, S. A. and Pilkington, R. M. (2001). Facilitating Computer-mediated Discussion Classes: Exploring Some Teacher Intervention Strategies. IEEE international conference on advanced learning technologies : issues achievements and challenges.

Walker, A. and White, G (2013) Technology enhanced language learning : connecting theory and practice . Oxford: Oxford University Press

Wallace, P. (1999). The psychology of the Internet Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Warschauer, M. (1996). Comparing Face-to-Face and Electronic Discussion in the Second Language Classroom. CALICO journal. 13(2): 7-26. - Available online: https://calico.org/html/article_604.pdf

Werry, C. C. (1996). Linguistic and Interactional Features of Internet Relay Chat. In Computer-mediated communication: linguistic, social, and cross-cultural perspectives . S. Herring. Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins.

The Activity System http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/activity/pages/chatanddwr/activitysystem/

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Unit Five

*** There is no Unit Five – week 5 is a reading week ***

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Units Six and Seven: Microworlds, Constructivism and Learning

Required readings

Papert, S (1999) “What is Logo and Who Needs It? ” : the introduction (pages iv to xvi) to “Logo Philosophy and Implementation”, a downloadable book available at: http://www.microworlds.com/company/philosophy.html

Papert S. (1991) “Computer Criticism vs. Technocentric Thinking” available at: http://www.papert.org/articles/ComputerCriticismVsTechnocentric.html

References and further readings

Agalianos, A., R. Noss, and G. Whitty (2001) “Logo in Mainstream Schools: The Struggle over the Soul of an Educational Innovation”, British journal of sociology of education. 22/4: 479-500.

Agalianos, A. Whitty, G. and Noss., R, (2006) “The Social Shaping of Logo” Social studies of science. 36/2 241-267

Ainley, J., Pratt, D. & Hansen, A. (2006). Connecting engagement and focus in pedagogic task design, British educational research journal. 32.1, 21-36.

Boden, M. A. (1979) Piaget London: Fontana

Donaldson, M., (1978) Children's minds , London: Fontana

Edwards, L. (1995) Microworlds as Representations. In A. diSessa, C. Hoyles and R. Noss (eds) Computers and exploratory learning . NATO ASI Series F, Vol 146. Springer-Verlag Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Hoyles, C, Adamson, R.. and Noss, R. (2002). “Rethinking the Microworld Idea.” Journal of educational computing research [electronic resource].. Special issue on Microworlds in mathematics education.

Khasawneh, A. (2009) Assessing Logo programming among Jordanian seventh grade students through turtle geometry International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. , Vol. 40, No. 5. (January 2009), pp. 619-639.

Nanjappa, A. Grant, M (2003) “Constructing on Constructivism: The Role of Technology” Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education 2/1 pp38-56. Available at: https://web.archive.org/web/20050516072040/http://ejite.isu.edu/Volume2No1/nanjappa.pdf

Noss, R., and Hoyles, C. (1996) Windows on mathematical meanings : learning cultures and computers . Dordrecht. Kluwer Academic Publications.

Papert, S. (1980) Mindstorms : children, computers and powerful ideas Brighton. Harvester Press.

Papert, S. (2005). You Can’t Think About Thinking Without Thinking About Thinking About Something. Contemporary issues in technology and teacher education 5/3, pp. 366-367. AACE.

Papert, S. & Harel, I. (1991) “Situating Constructionism”. In Papert, S. and Harel, I. (eds.) Constructionism (Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1991). Available at http://www.papert.org/articles/SituatingConstructionism.html (last accessed 01/11/07)

Sarama, J. and Clements, D.H. (2002) Special Issue on Microworlds. Journal of educational computing research [electronic resource]. V.27 (1&2) http://www.ifets.info/journals/13_1/ets_13_1.pdf

Sutherland, P. (1992) Cognitive development today : Piaget and his critics London: Chapman.

Tuckle, S and Papert, S. (1991) “Epistemological Pluralism and the Revaluation of the Concrete” available at http://www.papert.org/articles/EpistemologicalPluralism.html (last accessed 01/11/07)

Von Glaserfeld, E. (1995). Radical constructivism : a way of knowing and learning London: Falmer.

Weir, S. (1987) Cultivating minds : a Logo casebook London. Harper & Row.

Useful Websites

An introduction to MSW Logo https://web.archive.org/web/20070625162256/http://www.ecawa.asn.au/home/jfuller/logotut/menu.htm

Logo Foundation http://el.media.mit.edu/logo-foundation/index.html

Logo Programming by Mike Koss https://web.archive.org/web/20040404032634/http://mckoss.com/logo/

Logo Resources https://web.archive.org/web/20041103070514/http://land.salzburg.at/hs-neukirchen/links/logo.html Warning - I have not checked all the links on this site but I know that at least one is out of date. - Not available online

NetLogo – a more recent version of Logo http://ccl.northwestern.edu/netlogo/

http://www.papert.org Site devoted to Seymour Papert

http://www.piaget.org The Jean Piaget Society. Links and Resources

https://web.archive.org/web/20050102092507/http://tip.psychology.org/ This is a database of learning theories

https://web.archive.org/web/20090828030943/http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~mryder/itc_data/constructivism.html Site devoted to Constructivism

Windows users can download a free copy of MSW Logo from http://www.softronix.com

Mac users can obtain a version of UCB Logo and documentation from http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/~bh/

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Units Eight and Nine – Collaboration and Social Approaches to Learning

Required readings

Jones, A. and Issroff, K. (2005) “Learning Technologies: Affective and Social Issues in computer-Supported Collaborative Learning” Computers and education. 44/4: 395-408


Ryu, H., and Parsons, D. (2012) 'Risky business or sharing the load? – Social flow in collaborative mobile learning' Computers and education. , Volume 58, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 707-720

A couple of practical research papers:

Grant, Lyndsay(2009) ''I DON'T CARE DO UR OWN PAGE!' A case study of using wikis for collaborative work in a UK secondary school', Learning media and technology , 34: 2, 105 — 117

Junco, R., Elavsky, C. M. and Heiberger, G. (2013) "Putting Twitter to the test: Assessing outcomes for student collaboration, engagement and success" British Journal of Educational Technology. 44/2 pp 273-287

References and further readings

Ausubel, D. (1985). Learning as Constructing Meaning. In New directions in educational psychology. 1, Learning and teaching N. Entwhistle. London, The Falmer Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Austin, Roger , Smyth, Jane , Rickard, Angela , Quirk-Bolt, Nigel and Metcalfe, Nigel(2010) 'Collaborative digital learning in schools: teacher perceptions of purpose and effectiveness', Technology, pedagogy and education. , 19: 3, 327 — 343

Brown, A. L. and Palincsar, A. S. (1989). Guided Co-operative Learning and Individual Knowledge Acquisition. In Knowing, learning, and instruction : essays in honor of Robert Glaser L. B. Resnick. Hillsdale, N.J., Lawrence Erlbaum. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bruner, J. S. (1978). The Role of Dialogue in Language Acquisition. In The Child's conception of language A. Sinclair, R. J. Jarvella and L. W.J.M. New York, Springer-Verlag. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Burnett, R. E. (1993). Decision-Making During the Collaborative Planning of Coauthors. In Hearing ourselves think : cognitive research in the college writing classroom A. Penrose and B. Sitko. Oxford, Oxford University Press: 125-146.

Choi, H. and Kang, M. (2010), Applying an activity system to online collaborative group work analysis. British Journal of Educational Technology. , 41: 776–795. 

Coffield, F 2004, Should we be using learning styles? : what research has to say to practice, LSRC reference, Learning & Skills Research Centre, London, < http://itslifejimbutnotasweknowit.org.uk/files/LSRC_LearningStyles.pdf >

Cole, M. and Engeström, Y. (1993). A Cultural-Historical Approach to Distributed Cognition. In Distributed cognitions : psychological and educational considerations G. Salomon. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1-47.

Cooper, B. and Brina P. (2002) Supporting High Quality Interaction and Motivation in the Classroom Using ICT: the social and emotional learning and engagement in the NIMIS project. Education, communication and information. , Volume 2, Issue 2, 2002, Pages 113 – 138.

Cress, U., & Kimmerle, J. (2008). A systemic and cognitive view on collaborative knowledge building with wikis. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning , 3, 105–122.

Crook, C. (1997). Children as Computer Users: the Case of Collaborative Learning. Computers and education. , 30 (3/4), 237-247

Engelmann, T. and Hesse, F. (2010) How digital concept maps about the collaborators’ knowledge and information influence computer-supported collaborative problem solving. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 5/3 pp 299-319

Flower, L. (1994) The construction of negotiated meaning : a social cognitive theory of writing Carbondale, Illinois, Southern Illinois University Press.

Flower, L. and Hayes, J. R. (1980/1994). The Cognition of Discovery: Defining a Rhetorical Problem. In Landmark essays on writing process P. S. Davis, California, Hermagoras Press. 7: 63-74. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Grant, Lyndsay(2009) ''I DON'T CARE DO UR OWN PAGE!' A case study of using wikis for collaborative work in a UK secondary school', Learning media and technology. , 34: 2, 105 — 117

Halverson, C. A. (2002) Activity Theory and Distributed Cognition: Or What Does CSCW Need to DO with Theories? . Computer supported cooperative work. (CSCW) 11/1 pp 243-267 

Jones, A. and Issroff, K. (2005) “Learning Technologies: Affective and Social Issues in computer-Supported Collaborative Learning” Computers and education. 44/4: 395-408 

P. A. Howard-Jones (2014). `Neuroscience and education: myths and messages'. Nature reviews neuroscience. .

Kershner, R., Mercer, N., Warwick, P. and Kleine Staarman, J. (2010) Can the interactive whiteboard support young children’s collaborative communication and thinking in classroom science activities? International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 5/4 pp 359-383

Larusson, J.A. and Alterman, R. (2009) Wikis to support the “collaborative” part of collaborative learning. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning . 4/4 pp 371-402

Lundin, J. and Magnusson, M. (2003) Collaborative Learning in Mobile Work. Journal of computer assisted learning , 19 273-283

McCarthy, C., Bligh, J., Jennings, K. and Tangney, B. (2005) “Virtual Collaborative Learning Environments of Music: Network Drumsteps" Computers and education. 44/2:173-195

Pashler, H., McDaniel, M., Rohrer, D., & Bjork, R. (2008). Learning styles: Concepts and evidence. Psychological science in the public interest. , 9, 105-119.

Roschelle, J. (1992). Learning by collaborating: convergent conceptual change. Journal of the learning sciences. , 2: 235-276.

Schwartz, D. L. (1995). The Emergence of Abstract Representations in Dyad Problem Solving. Journal of the learning sciences. 4(3): 321-354.

Silverman, B.G. (1995), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Computers and education , 25(3): 81-91

Wegerif, R. and Scrimshaw, P. (Eds) (1997) Computers and talk in the primary classroom Clevedon, Philadelphia : Multilingual Matters

Useful Websites

Collaboration: https://web.archive.org/web/20030813042542/http://www.lgu.ac.uk/deliberations/collab.learning/


Vygotsky: http://mathforum.org/mathed/vygotsky.html



Activity Theory: http://www.edu.helsinki.fi/activity/pages/chatanddwr/chat/



Community: http://www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm

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Units Ten and Eleven: Modelling, Games, Simulation and Situated Learning

Required readings

Squire, K. (2005) “Changing the Game: What Happens When Video Games Enter the Classroom? ” Innovate 1 (6). http://www.academiccolab.org/resources/documents/Changing%20The%20Game-final_2.pdf

References and further readings

Ackermann, E. (1991) “From Decontextualized to Situated Knowledge: Revisiting Piaget’s Water-Level Experiment”. In Harel, I., and Papert, S. (eds.) Constructionism in practice : designing, thinking, and learning in a digital world New Jersey. Ablex Publishing Co.

Bennett, S., Maton, K. and Kervin L. (2008) The ‘digital natives’ debate: A critical review of the evidence.  British Journal of Educational Technology , Vol. 39, No. 5. (February 2008), pp. 775-786.

Berger, P., and Luckmann, T. (1966) The social construction of reality : a treatise in the sociology of knowledge London: Penguin.

Bliss, J. (1994) “From Mental Models to Modelling”. In Mellar, H., Bliss, J., Boohan, R., and Tompsett, C. (eds.) Learning with artificial worlds : computer-based modelling in the curriculum (pp. 27-32). London: Falmer Press.

Boulos, M. N. K., Hetherington, L. and Wheeler, S. (2007) “Second Life: an overview of the potential of 3-D virtual worlds in medical and health education” Health information and libraries journal. 24/4 pp. 233-245

Childress, M.D. and Braswelll, R. (2006) “Using Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games for Online Learning” Distance education. 27/2 pp. 187-196

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly (1990). Flow : the psychology of optimal experience . New York: Harper and Row

Devisch, O. (2008). `Should Planners Start Playing Computer Games? Arguments from SimCity and Second Life'. Planning Theory & Practice 9 (2):209-226.

Gee, J.P. (2003/2007) What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy New York: Palgrave

Gee, J.P. (2004) Situated language and learning : a critique of traditional schooling New York/London: Routledge

Gee J.P. (2005) “Semiotic social spaces and affinity spaces: from The Age of Mythology to today’s schools” in D Barton and K Tusting (eds) Beyond communities of practice Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (copy available in Digitised Course Readings folder)

Helsper, E.J. and Eynon, R. (2009) Digital Natives: Where is the evidence? British educational research journal 36 (3) 503-520

Harel, I, & Papert, S. (1990). Software design as a learning environment. Interactive Learning Environments , 1(1), 1-32.

Herman, A., Coombe, R. J. and Kaye, L. (2006) “Your Second Life? Goodwill and the Performativity of Intellectual Property in Online Digital Gaming” Cultural studies. 20/2-3 pp184-210

Lave, J. (1988) Cognition in practice : mind, mathematics and culture in everyday life Cambridge UK. Cambridge: University Press.

Lave,J., and Wenger, E. (1991) Situated learning : legitimate peripheral participation Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Mellar, H., Bliss, J., Ogborn, J., And Tompsett, C. (eds.) (1994) Learning with artificial worlds : computer-based modelling in the curriculum London: Falmer Press

J. Nicholls & R. Philip (2012). `Solo life to Second Life: the design of physical and virtual learning spaces inspired by the drama classroom'. Research in drama education. The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 17 (4):583-602.

Norman, D. A. & Draper, S. W. (eds.) User centered system design : new perspectives on human-computer interaction , p. 87-124, Hillside New York. Lawrence Erlbaum. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

O'Mara, J. (2012). `Process drama and digital games as text and action in virtual worlds: developing new literacies in school'. Research in drama education. The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance 17 (4):517-534.

Prensky, M. (2001a) “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” On the Horizon 9/5 available online from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf

Prensky M. (2001b) “Do They Really Think Differently? ” On the Horizon 9/6 available online from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part2.pdf

Prensky, M. (2003) “Escape from Planet Jar-Gon Or, What Video Games Have to Teach Academics About Teaching And Writing. A Review of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee” On The Horizon 11/3 available online from: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Review%20of%20James%20Paul%20Gee%20Book.pdf

Smith, M. K. (2003, 2009) 'Communities of practice', the encyclopedia of informal education, http://www.infed.org/biblio/communities_of_practice.htm

Tuzun,H., Yilmaz-Soylu, M., Karakus,T., Inal, Y. and Kizilkaya, G. The effects of computer games on primary school students' achievement and motivation in geography learning. Computers and education. , Volume 52, Issue 1, January 2009, Pages 68-77

Underwood, G., Underwood, J., Pheasey, K., Gilmore, D. (1996) “Collaboration and discourse while programming the KidSim microworld simulation”. Computers and education , 26, 143-151.

Warzel, A. (1989) "General Theory of Modelling and Theory of Action - A Solution for the Educational Situation in School? " In Blum, W., Berry, J., Biehler, R., Huntley, I. D., Kaiser-Messmer, G and Profke, L.(eds.) Applications and modelling in learning and teaching mathematics Chichester: Ellis Horwood Ltd. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Williamson, B., and Facer,K. (2004) “More Than 'Just A Game': The Implications For Schools Of Children's Computer Games Communities” Education, communication and information. 4/2-3, pp. 255-270 Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20071011204245/http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications_reports_articles/external_publications/External_Publication638

Games and Learning resources and papers: http://www.e-learningcentre.co.uk/

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Learning Styles

These readings are not tied to the theme of any particular unit but you will find them useful when you come to write your assignment.

The Experiential Learning Cycle https://web.archive.org/web/20070203045344/http://www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm (last accessed There is also an excellent animated tutorial about the experiential learning cycle at http://www.ldu.leeds.ac.uk/ldu/sddu_multimedia/kolb/kolb_flash.htm

Howard Gardner and Multiple Intelligences http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm

Coffield, F., Moseley, D., Hall, E. and Ecclestone, K. (2004) Should we be using learning styles? : What research has to say to practice London: Learning and Skills Research Centre, available from https://web.archive.org/web/20060101074200/http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/PDF/1540.pdf

Greenagel, F. L. (2003) Lead Balloons, Stone Canoes, and Learning Styles https://web.archive.org/web/20031210094758/http://www.learningcircuits.org/2003/sep2003/greenagel.htm

Multiple Intelligences - ERIC http://www.ericdigests.org/1998-1/multiple.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_styles  Remember! Wikipedia is not a reliable academic source but it often provide useful overviews and links that you can follow up.

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