ETEC 511



I thought I would provide a list of the readings I have completed thus far, as well as, a link to a few videos. I think the structure and sequence of readings is very well thought out and I recommend them to whomever is undertaking studies in Educational Technology.

Week 1
Januszewski, A. (2001). Educational technology: The development of a concept. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
Dorbolo, J. (2004). Review of Educational technology: The development of  a concept. Ethics and Information Technology, 5(1), 68-70. Library Portal  Access.
Loh, C. S. (2007). A suitable textbook for the classroom. Review of the SAGE handbook of e-learning research. Educational Researcher, 36(9), 573-578. Library Portal Access.
Scanlon, I. (2002). Educational technology: The influence of theory. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 6, 1-19.
 Petrina, S. & Feng, F. (2008). Primer for Defining and Theorizing Technology in Education, pt 1. Vancouver, BC: Tech no-Printing Press.

Week 2
Knowlton, E. (1992). The hand and the hammer: A brief critique of the overhead projector. Feminist Teacher, 6(2), 21-23, 41. Library Portal Access.
Adams, C. (2008). The poetics of PowerPoint. Explorations in Media Ecology, 7(4), 283–289. Library Portal Access.
Tufte, E. R. (2003, September). PowerPoint is evil. Wired, 11(9).
See also Tufte, E. R. (2006). The cognitive style of PowerPoint: Pitching out corrupts within. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press.
Heidegger, M. (1953/1977). The question concerning technology. In M. Heidegger, The question concerning technology and other essays (trans. W. Lovitt) (pp. 3-35). New York: Harper & Row.

The Essential Marcuse

Drux Crux, a film that I thought related to the Marcuse discussion

Week 3
Mayer, R. A. (2003). Elements of a science of e-learning. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 29(3), 297-313. Library Portal Access.
Kozma, R. B. (1994). Will media influence learning? Reframing the debate. Educational Technology Research and Development, 42(2), 7-19.
Clark, R. E. (1994). Media will never influence learning. Educational Technology Research and Development, 42(2), 21-29.

Week 4
Philip, K. (2005). What is a technological author? The pirate function and intellectual propertyPostcolonial Studies, 8(2), 199-218.
Petrina, S., Volk, K. and Kim, S (2004). Technology and Rights. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 14(3), 181-204. Please use guest access to the journal.Optional readings:
Barlow, J.P. (1994).  The Economy of Ideas.  Wired, 2(03).
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    Eva Ziemsen is a PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at UBC.

    ETEC 511

    June 2012