Readings


This page includes assorted, relevant readings and media that will help you dive in to some of the topics covered in the course. This is not meant to be a sequential list of readings. Weekly, assigned readings can be found under the appropriate "synchronous session".

Readings Suggested by The Course Community

The list below includes the last 20 relevant readings as bookmarked through Delicious. This list will continuously update throughout the term of the course. If you know of a relevant reading, please tag it in delicious as eci831readings. Click here to see complete list of readings.




    Other Recommended Resources

    Educational Blogging

    - List of Educational Bloggers (SupportBlogging)
    - Blogs in Plain English (video from CommonCraft)
    - Blogs, Wikis, & Video Blogging (iBritt)
    - Blogging Resource (Willard R-2 School District)
    - Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson)

    Twitter (microblogging) related:

    - Twitter for Teachers Wiki (wiki initiated by Rodd Lucier)
    - Advice for Teachers New to Twitter (Liz B. Davis)
    - Twenty-Five Interesting Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom (Tom Barrett)
    - Twitter Search for Plain English (video from CommonCraft)
    - How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live (Time Magazine)
    - Ten Things Teachers Should Know About Twitter (Tony Vincent)
    - 100 Excellent, Educational Twitter Feeds (Learn-gasm)
    - Embracing the Twitter Classroom (Huffington Post)
    - Twitter for Beginners - Mashable

    Relevant Articles & Blog Posts (A Sampler):

    - Final Report | Digital Youth Research - Researchers from Berkeley
    - Horizon Project (See 2009 Report) - New Media Consortium
    - The Future of Online Learning: 10 Years On - Steven Downes
    - Internet Safer For Kids Than We've Been Led to Believe - David Weinberger
    - Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 - John Seely Brown, Richard Adler
    - Teaching With Twitter - David Parry (Chronicle of Higher Education)
    - Collective Intelligence? Nah. Connective Intelligence - George Siemens
    - Teens & Social Media - Pew Internet
    - Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age - George Siemens
    - Beyond the Electronic Portfolio: A Lifetime Personal Web Space - EDUCAUSE
    - Recut, Reframe, Recycle - Center for Social Media
    - Social software and learning - FutureLab
    - Educating the Net Generation - EDUCAUSE
    - The Cluetrain Manifesto - Levine, Locke, Searls, Weinberger
    - E-Learning 2.0 - Stephen Downes
    - Teen Content Creators & Consumers - Pew Internet
    - Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments - Boettcher
    - Knowing Knowledge - George Siemens
    - What is Web 2.0? Ideas, technologies and implications for education - JISC
    - Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? - EDUCAUSE
    - Pedagogical Affordances of Syndication, Aggregation, and Mash-up of Content on the Web - Dieu, Stevens
    - Crash Course in Learning Theory - Kathy Sierra
    - An Introduction to Connective Knowledge - Stephen Downes