Reading and References for Research

Online discussions

Gao, F, Zhang, T. and Franklin, T (2013) Designing asynchronous online discussion environments: recent progress ad possible future directions British Journal of educational Technology Vol 44, No3 pp469-483

Romano, M. E. (2008) Online discussion as a potential professional development tool for first-year teachers Technology, Pedagogy and Education vol 17, no. 1 pp 53-65

Virtual Worlds

Bronack, S., Sanders, R. Cheney, A. Riedl, R. Tashner, J. and Matzen, N. (2008) Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D virtual Immersive World. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol 20, no 1 pp59-69

Coffman, T. and Klinger, M.B. (2007) Utilizing Virtual Worlds in Education: The Implications for Practice. International Journal of Social sciences Vol 2 no 1 pp 29 -33

Girvan, C and Savage, T. (2010) Identifying an appropriate pedagogy for virtual worlds: A communual Constructivism case study. Computers and Education 55. pp 342 – 349

HaneWald, R. (2013) Learners and Collaborative Learning in Virtual Worlds: A Review of the Literature Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education Vol 14, no 2 pp 233 – 247

Jarmon, L., Traphagan, T. Mayrath, M. and Trivedi, A. (2009) Virtual world teaching, ((experimently<-- check this)) learning and assessments: An interdisciplinary communication course in Second Life. Computers and Education vol 53, pp 169-182

Salmon, G. (2009) The future for (second) life learning British Journal of educational Technology Vol 40, No 3. pp 526-538

Shen, j. and Eder, L.B. (????) Intention to Use Virtual Worlds for Education Journal of Information Systems Education Vol. 20(2) pp 225-233

Twining, P. (2009) Exploring the educational potential of virtual worlds – Some reflections from the SPP British Journal of educational Technology Vol 40, No 3. pp 496 – 514

Student Engagement

Kahu, E.R. (2013) Framing student engagement in higher education. Studies in Higher Education Vol 38, 5, pp758-773

Kahn, P., Everington, L. Kelm, K. Reid, I. and Watkins, F. (n.d.) Online Learning with a High impact on Student Engagement

E-learning

Salmon, G. (2002) E-tivities: The Key to Active Online. Learning London, Kogan Page.