This page contains a partial list of some of the reading that has informed my thinking about the ways that emerging technologies can be used as tools for designing meaningful learning experiences for students. (More coming soon!)



Arts-based Education


Eisner, Elliot W. (2002). The arts and the creation of mind. New Haven: Yale University Press.


Blogging


Johnson, Bobbie. Ignore bloggers at your own peril. The Guardian. This article discusses the "disproportionate" influence that bloggers are having on business, culture, and society. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1755630,00.html

Sterling, Bruce. (2006, June). Blogging for dollars. Wired. This interesting article explains how companies are collaborating with bloggers to offer free services that eventually make substantial profits. http://wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/posts.html?pg=7


Chaos Theory & Complexity


Bloom, Jeffrey W. (2001, April). Chaotic and complex systems in children's thinking and learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA. Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://jan.ucc.nau.edu/~jwb2/research/Complexity/chaosinthinkingpaper.html (Link no longer functional)

Gleick, James. (1987). Chaos: Making a new science. NY: Penguin Books.

Kiersey, David. (1997). Levels of major complexity. Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://users.viawest.net/~keirsey/node3.html

Zimmerman, Brenda K. (2001). Ralph Stacey's agreement and certainty matrix. Retrieved June 7, 2005, from http://www.plexusinstitute.org/edgeware/archive/think/main_aides3.html


Cognitive Flexibility Theory, Constructivism, & Random Access Instruction


Graddy, Duane B. (2001). Cognitive flexibility theory as a pedagogy for web-based course design. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.ipfw.edu/as/tohe/2001/Papers/graddy/graddy.htm (Link no longer functional)

Jonassen, David H., Peck, Kyle L., & Wilson, Brent G. (1999). Learning with technology: A constructivist perspective. Columbus, OH: Prentice Hall.

Mishra, Punyashloke, Spiro, Rand, & Feltovich, Paul J. (1996). Technology, representation, and cognition: The prefiguring of knowledge in cognitive flexibility hypertexts, 287-305.

Spiro, Rand. (2002, Spring). Pioneering a new way of learning in a complex and complicated world. New Educator, 8(1). Retrieved November 30, 2003 from http://ed-web3.educ.msu.edu/newed/spring02/faculty1.htm (Now available at: http://www.educ.msu.edu/neweducator/spring02/faculty1.htm)

Spiro, Rand J., Feltovich, Paul J., Jacobson, M.I., & Coulson, R.L. (1991). Cognitive flexibility, constructivism, and hypertext: Random access instruction for advanced knowledge acquisition in ill-structured domains. Educational Technology, pp. 24-33. Retrieved November 24, 2003 from http://www.ilt.columbia.edu/ilt/papers/Spiro.html (Available online: http://phoenix.sce.fct.unl.pt/simposio/Rand_Spiro.htm)


Creativity & Innovation


Csikszentmihalyi, Mihalyi. (1996). Creativity: Flow and the psychology of discovery and invention. NY: HarperPerennial.

Florida, Richard. (2005). The flight of the creative class: New global competition for talent. NY: HarperCollins . ISBN0-06-075690-X.

Piirto, Jane. (2004). Understanding creativity. Scottsdale, AZ: Great Potential Press, Inc. ISBN 0-910707-59-6.

Seitz, Jay A. (2003). A communitarian approach to creativity. Mind, Culture, and Activity: An International Journal, 10(3), 243-247. Retrieved May 5, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/politicalcreative.pdf (Available online from: http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s15327884mca1003_6?cookieSet=1&journalCode=mca)

Seitz, Jay A. (2003). A political economy of creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 15(4), 385-392. Retrieved May 5, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/politicreative.pdf (Available online from: http://www.leaonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S15326934CRJ1504_6)

Theory of complexity and creativity. Retrieved May 31, 2005, from http://www.diegm.uniud.it/create/inter.htm


Crowdsourcing


Howe, Jeff. (2006, June). 5 rules of the new labor pool. Wired. A quick list of principles that offer a look at recent trends in labor and industry and provide insight into the new phenomenon of crowdsourcing. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/labor.html

Howe, Jeff. (2006, June). Look who's crowdsourcing. Wired. A short column that lists several major apparel, design, entertainment, and financial service firms who are relying on crowdsourcing. http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/look.html

Howe, Jeff. (2006, June). The rise of crowdsourcing. Wired. This article discusses how businesses are outsourcing advertising, media creation, problem-solving, and research and development . . . to their customers! http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.06/crowds.html


Decision-making & Intuition


Gladwell, Malcolm. (2005). Blink: The power of thinking without thinking. NY: Back Bay Books.

Klein, Gary. (2003). The power of intuition: How to use your feelings to make better decisions at work. NY: Doubleday. (Originally titled: Intuition at Work.)

Schwartz, Barry. (2004). The paradox of choice: Why more is less. NY: Harper Perennial.


Design


Hooper, Don. (2001, October). Virtual learning in the box or out? The School Administrator. Retrieved June 22, 2007, from http://www.aasa.org/publications/saarticledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3419
A beautiful, short little piece that uses the metaphor of a child's birthday gift to suggest that when it comes to designing learning with new technologies, in-the-box thinkers consider improving the efficiency of existing routines and out-of-the box thinkers focus on leveraging possibility. In other words, the key difference between the two types of thinkers is vision, and this strongly impacts the quality and influence of online learning experiences.

Sumner, Tamara. (1995). The high-tech toolbelt: A study of designers in the workplace. CHI 95 Proceedings. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://sigchi.org/chi95/Electronic/documents/papers/trs_bdy.htm (Now available from: http://www.sigchi.org/chi95/proceedings/papers/trs_bdy.htm?searchterm=enriching)



Diffusion of Innovations


(See also: Decision-making & Intuition)

Gladwell, Malcolm. (2002). The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. NY: Back Bay Books.


Emotion


Anderson, Norman B., & Anderson, P. Elizabeth. (2003). Emotional longevity: What really determines how long you live. NY: Viking. ISBN 0-670-03185-2.



Ethical Issues re: Teaching & Technology


Should this woman be denied her teaching degree? - A thread from the Disboards expressing opinions about a woman who is being denied her teaching degree as a result of a photo on MySpace in which she drinking out of a cup, dressed in a pirate hat. Evidently, the caption, "Drunken Pirate" was construed as her promoting underage drinking



Experiential Education


Dewey, John. (1938/1997). Experience and education. NY: Simon & Schuster.



Fiction


Vinge, Vernor. (2006). Rainbows end. NY: Tom Doherty Associates. ISBN 0-312-85684-9.


Gaming


Kuo, Ben. (2006, October 11). Interview with W. Lewis Johnson, founder of Alelo. Socaltech.com: News. This interview discusses a military project in which gaming is being used as a tool for teaching foreign language and culture, along with its commercial spin-offs. http://www.socaltech.com/story/0005744.html

Shachtman, Noah. (2004, September 15). Better health through play. Wired News. This article describes ways in which video games are being used to prepare surgeons virtually to perform surgical procedures.


Globalization/Economics


Levitt, Steven D., & Dubner, Stephen J. (2005). Freakonomics: A rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. NY: William Morrow. ISBN 0-06-073132-X.

Ronfeldt, David. (n.d.). A long look ahead: NGOs, networks, and future social evolution. Pardee Rand Graduate School.

Starks, Elbert. (2004, January 12). Changing before our eyes. Beacon Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from http://www.ohio.com/beaconjournal/2004/01/12/new/local/76897 (Link is no longer functional)

Thornton, Ronald K. (2002). Uncommon knowledge: Student behavior correlated to conceptual learning. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from

Tol, Brian. (2005). The experience economy. Wiremine information garden. Retrieved June 9, 2005, from http://www.wiremine.org/ExperienceEconomy (Link no longer functional, his new blog can be found at: http://wiremine.org/)



Information Theory


Seife, Charles. (2006). Decoding the universe: How the new science of information is explaining everything in the cosmos, from our brains to black holes. NY: Viking. ISBN 0-670-03441-X.



Literacy


Armstrong, Sara, & Warlick, David. (2004, September). The new literacy. Techlearning. Retrieved June 21, 2005, from http://www.techlearning.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=47102021

Alvermann, Donna E., & Heron, Alison H. (2001). Literacy identity work: Playing to learn with popular media. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.coe.uga.edu/reading/faculty/alvermann/literacy.pdf

Barab, Sasha, & Jackson, Craig. (2004, August). From Plato's Republic to Quest Atlantis: The role of the philosopher-king. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://inkido.indiana.edu/research/onlinemanu/papers/plato_paper.pdf

Burbules, Nicholas C., & Callister Jr., Thomas A. (2000). Watch IT: The risks and promises of information technologies for education. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. ISBN 0-8133-9082-6. An intriguing look at the subtle implications that new technologies have for education, teaching, and learning. The book explores issues of access, credibility, hyperreading, critical evaluation, censorship, surveillance and privacy, commercialization, and community building and discusses how these 21st Century literacies will influence what it means to provide socially just and ethically responsible education to 21st Century learners. The book has profound implications for curriculum and instruction.

Gee, James. (n.d.). The new literacy studies and the "social turn." Retrieved June 21, 2005, from http://www.schools.ash.org.au/litweb/page300.html

Leu, Jr., Donald J., Kinzer, Charles K., Coiro, Julie L., & Cammack, Dana W. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the internet and other information and communication technologies. Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, (5th ed.). International Reading Assocation. Retrieved June 21, 2005, from http://reading.org/Library/Retrieve.cfm?D=10.1598/0872075028.54&F=bk502-54-Leu.pdf

Sankey, Michael D. (n.d.). Considering visual literacy when designing instruction. Retrieved May 2, 2005, from http://www.usq.edu.au/electpub/e-jist/docs/Vol5_No2/Sankey-final.pdf

Wilhelm, Jeff. (2000, March). Literacy by design: Why is all this technology so important anyhow? Voices from the Middle, 7(3), pp. 4-14. An intriguing article that makes a compelling case for why teachers should consider making space for alternative writing places, spaces, and tools in 21st Century classrooms. He also outlines the benefits of using design-based curricula with students. http://mwp.cla.umn.edu/techtraining/wilhelm.pdf



Metaphor


Dils, A. K. (2004). The use of metaphor and technology to enhance the instructional planning of constructivist lessons. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Online serial, 4(2). Retrieved May 2, 2005, from http://www.citejournal.org/vol4/iss2/general/article2.cfm

Pugh, Sharon L., Hicks, Jean Wolph, & Davis, Marcia. (1997). Metaphorical ways of knowing: The imaginative nature of thought and expression. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Seitz, Jay A. (n.d.). The development of metaphoric understanding: Implications for a theory of creativity. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/metaphorcreativity.pdf (Link is no longer functional)

Seitz, Jay A. (n.d.). Nonverbal metaphor: A review of theories and evidence. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.york.cuny.edu/~seitz/NonverbalMetaphor.html (Link is no longer functional)



Millenials


Barker, Olivia. (2006, May 29). Technology leaves teens speechless. USATODAY.com Interesting article describing how trends in technology use among teens may be affecting them both academically and socially. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/techinnovations/2006-05-29-teen-texting_x.htm

Prensky, Marc. (2001, October). Digital Natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5), pp. 1-6.
This article explains some of the ways that 21st Century learners differ from those of previous generations by drawing on the analogy of immigration. http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf



Miscellaneous


Thornton, Ronald K. (2002). Uncommon knowledge: Student behavior correlated to conceptual learning. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from



Multiple Representations


Ainsworth, S. (1999, September). The functions of multiple representations. Computers and Education, 33(2), pp. 131-152. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from
http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/Shaaron.Ainsworth/functions.pdf

Ainsworth, S., & Th Loizou, A. (2001, October). The effects of self-explaining when learning with text or diagrams (Technical Report No. 76). Nottingham, UK: University of Nottingham, ESCR Centre for Research in Development, Instruction, and Training. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/Shaaron.Ainsworth/SelfExplain.pdf (Link no longer functional)

Ainsworth, Shaaron, & Van Labeke, Nicholas. (n.d.). Using a multi-representational design framework to develop and evaluate a dynamic simulation environment. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.psychology.nottingham.ac.uk/staff/Shaaron.Ainsworth/div.pdf

Batara, Agus, Dave, Bharat, & Bishop, Ian. (2001). Translation between multiple representations of spatial data. Presented at AURISA 2001 - The 29th Annual Conference of AURISA. Grand Hyatt, Melbourne, VIC, November 19-23, 2001. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.sli.unimelb.edu.au/cgism/batara_paper.htm

Bauer, Wolfgang. Multimedia collaborative content creation (mc3): How we can make the best use of each other's work. 5th Workshop on Multimedia Teaching and Learning, Wien: Vienna. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.pa.msu.edu/~bauer/talks/Vienna2000/sld001.htm

Blackwell, A.F. (1997). Diagrams about thoughts about thoughts about diagrams. In M. Anderson, (Ed.), Reasoning with diagrammatic representations II: Papers from the AAAI 1997 Fall Symposium. (Technical Report FS-97-03). Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press (pp. 77-84). Retrieved May 2, 2005, from http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/afb21/publications/AAAI.html

de Jong, T., Ainsworth, S., Dobson, M., et. al. (n.d.). Acquiring knowledge in science and mathematics: The use of multiple representations in technology-based learning environments. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://paeps.psi.uni-heidelberg.de/reimann/Publications/TF2Book-Intro/tonchap.html (Link no longer functional)

DeMarois, Phil, & Tahl, David. (1996). Facets and layers of the function concept. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from: http://www.warwick.ac.uk/staff/David.Tall/pdfs/dot1996f-demarois-pme.pdf

Gero, John S., & Saunders, Robert. (2000). Constructed representations and their functions in computational models of designing. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/~rob/study/publications/caadria00/2000GeroSaundersCAADRIA.html

Lengler, Ralph, & Eppler, Martin J. (n.d.). Towards a periodic table of visualization methods for management. Retrieved January 7, 2006, from: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.pdf

Mishra, Punyashloke, & Nguyen, Jahiel K. (1998). Multiple visual representations of the periodic system of elements: Epistemological and pedagogic implications. Proceedings of the 1997 International Visual Literacy Association Conference, State College, PA. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from: http://punya.educ.msu.edu/punyaweb/pubs/print/periodic-ivla/periodic-ivla.pdf (Now available at:
http://punya.educ.msu.edu/publications/proceedings/mishra_nguyen-jahiel_98.pdf)

Rudick, Steven. (2003, Spring). Great theoretical ideas in computer science: Choose your representation! PowerPoint presentation retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://ilserver.sp.cs.cmu.edu/CourseCast/viewdeliverypng.pl?deliveryid=935&type=frame

Salter, Graeme, & Stratti, Heidi. (2004). Multiple representations of content in web-based learning. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference: Web-based Education. Innsbruck, Austria. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from:
http://www-ice.upc.es/butlleti/innsbruck/416-072.pdf

Sánchez, A., Barreiro, J.M., & Maojo, V. (2000). Embodying cognition: A proposal for visualizing mental representations in virtual environments. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Disability. Virtual Reality & Assoc. Tech., Alghero, Italy.

Sankey, Michael D. (2003). Multiple representations in instructional material: An issue of literacy. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from: http://www.usq.edu.au/users/sankey/Resources/EDUCAUSE2003.pdf

Sankey, Michael D. & Nooriafshar, M. (2003). Multiple representations in multimedia and e-learning materials: An issue of literacy. Proceedings of the Pedagogies and Learning Conference, New Meanings for a New Millennium, 1-4 October, USQ, Toowoomba, Australia. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.usq.edu.au/users/sankey/Resources/Pedagogies2003.pdf

Saunders, Robert. Construction sight: Building rich representations from simple images. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.arch.usyd.edu.au/~rob/study/slides/seminar4/

Saviainen, Antti, & Viiri, Jouni. (n.d.). Using the force concept inventory to characterize students' conceptual choice. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from
http://kotisivu.mtv3.fi/physics/fci_coherence.pdf (Link no longer functional)

Scaife, M., & Rogers, Y. (n.d.). External cognition: How do graphical representations work? Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/SoftComputing/lehre/seminar/ws0304/scaife_external_cognition.pdf

Zukav, Gary. (1979). The dancing wu li masters: An overview of the new physics. NY: Bantam Books. ISBN 0-553-26382-X.



Neuroscience


Wiley, T.S., & Formby, Bent. (2000). Lights out: Sleep, sugar, and survival. NY: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-03867-2.



Pedagogy


Hooper, Don. (2001, October). Virtual learning in the box or out? The School Administrator. Retrieved June 22, 2007, from http://www.aasa.org/publications/saarticledetail.cfm?ItemNumber=3419
A beautiful, short little piece that uses the metaphor of a child's birthday gift to suggest that when it comes to learning with new technologies, in-the-box thinkers consider improving the efficiency of existing routines and out-of-the box thinkers focus on leveraging possibility. In other words, the key difference between the two types of thinkers is vision, and this strongly impacts the quality and influence of online learning experiences.



Play


Rieber, L.P. (1996). Seriously considering play: Designing interactive learning environments based on the blending of microworlds, simulations, and games. Educational Technology, 44(2), 43-58. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://it.coe.uga.edu/~lrieber/play.html



Podcasting




Second Language & Technology


Zhao, Yong (Ed.). (2005). Research in technology and second language learning: Developments and directions. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing. ISBN 1-59311-191-6. A compilation of research regarding ways that technology is being used to provide input, communicative practice, and feedback in language education. - chericem1 chericem1



Social Networks


Gladwell, Malcolm. (2002/2000). The tipping point: How little things can make a big difference. NY: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-34662-4.

Winder, Richard E. (2006). The power of organizational social infrastructure: Discovering informal organizational infrastructure through measures of relationships.



Visual Thinking


Ditlea, Steve. (2002, September). Flatland: A new environment lets users interact with the software driving their simulations. Computer Graphics World. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from
http://cgw.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=Articles&Subsection=Display&ARTICLE_ID=152712

Few, Stephen. (2004, September). Data presentation: Tapping the power of visual perception. Intelligent Enterprise. Retrieved July 3, 2005, from http://www.intelligententerprise.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=31400009&pgno=1

Grey, Denham. (1998, August). Knowledge management and information management: The differences. Smith Weaver Smith: Accelerated cultural transformation. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from http://www.smithweaversmith.com/kim-im.htm (Link no longer functional)

Grey, Denham. (1998, August). Knowledge mapping: A practical overview. Smith Weaver Smith: Accelerated cultural transformation. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from http://www.smithweaversmith.com/knowledg2.htm

Johnson-Laird, P.N. (1998). Imagery, visualization, and thinking. In J. Hochberg (Ed.), Perception and cognition at the century's end (pp. 441-467). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from http://www.nbu.bg/cogs/events/2002/materials/Markus/Imagery%20Visualization%20and%20Thinking.pdf

Jonassen, David. (2003). Using cognitive tools to represent problems. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 35(3). Retrieved April 30, 2005, from: http://piano.dsi.uminho.pt/grupok3/bibdig/ProblemRepresentation.pdf (Link no longer functional)

Lengler, Ralph, & Eppler, Martin J. (n.d.). Towards a periodic table of visualization methods for management. Retrieved January 7, 2006, from: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.pdf

Matei, Sorin A. (2004). Mental maps: Making the invisible visible. Retrieved November 14, 2006, from http://www.mentalmaps.info/

McLoughlin, C., & Krakowski, K. (2001). Technological tools for visual thinking: What does the research tell us?
Retrieved April 30, 2005, from
http://auc.uow.edu.au/conf/conf01/downloads/AUC2001_McLoughlin_1.pdf

Russell, D.M. (n.d.). Learning to see, seeing to learn: Visual aspects of sensemaking. Retrieved April 30, 2005, from ?

Smith Weaver Smith. (n.d.). Knowledge mapping. Retrieved June 15, 2005, from http://www.smithweaversmith.com/knowledg2.htm

Wallisch, Bernd, Meyer, Wolfgang, Kanitsar, Armin, & Groller, Eduard. (n.d.). Information highlighting by color-dependent depth perception with chromo-stereoscopy. Retrieved July 20, 2005, from http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/~wallisch/chromadepth/Chromo-stereoscopy_TE.pdf

Wilde, Judith. (1991). Visual literacy. NY: Watson-Guptill Publications. ISBN 0-8230-5620-1.



Web 2.0


Madden, Mary, & Fox, Susannah. (2006, October 5). Riding the waves of "web 2.0." Pew Internet Project Backgrounder. This mini-report discusses the meaning of the phrase "Web 2.0," its significance, and comparative trends in the use of tools like Geocities v. My Space, Encarta v. Wikipedia, and Kodakgallery v. Photobucket. The report concludes with a list of activities that might be considered Web 2.0, along with current lists of percentages of users who have engaged in each one. http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/189/report_display.asp

Wong, Grace. (2006, November 14). Educators explore 'second life' online. CNN.com. Retrieved November 16, 2006, from http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/11/13/second.life.university/index.html. (Link no longer functional)