Progressive Reification

Whitworth, A. & Benson, A. (2010). Learning, design and emergence: Two case studies of Moodle in distance education. In Veletsianos, G. (Ed). Emerging Technologies in Distance Education. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press. The authors argue that open-source LMSs are less directive than commercial offerings: while directive systems reify practices and block emergence, open source systems have… Continue reading Progressive Reification


Learner Management

Carmean, C. & Haefner, J. (2002) Mind Over Matter: Transforming Course Management Systems into Effective Learning Environments. Educause Review, 37(6). pp. 26-34. Retrieved from the Internet on March 8, 2010 at Lane, L. (2009). Insidious Pedagogy: How course management systems impact teaching. First Monday 14(10). Retrieved from the Internet on March 8, 2010 at… Continue reading Learner Management


Surveying the Online Landscape

Kim, K.-J. and Bonk, C. J. (2006). The future of online teaching and learning in higher education: The survey says... Educause Quarterly, 29(4), 22-30. Retrieved from the Internet on February 25, 2010 at Allen, I. & Seaman, J. (2008). Staying the Course: Online Education in the United States, 2008. Retrieved from the Internet on… Continue reading Surveying the Online Landscape


NSD: let’s get over it

Rice, K. L. (2006). A comprehensive look at distance education in the K-12 context. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 38(4), 425-447. Retrieved from the Internet on February 8, 2010 at Cavanaugh, C., Barbour, M., & Clark, T. (2009). Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature. The… Continue reading NSD: let’s get over it


Meaningful tools

Fetterman, D. (2002). Web Surveys to Digital Movies: Technological Tools of the Trade. Educational Researcher. 31(6). pp. 29-37. Any article on technology tools is out of date the instant it is published; however, this article endures far better than the 2002 date suggests, possibly because Fetterman concentrates on tools that build meaning. Without inventing a… Continue reading Meaningful tools