EDGE900 Autumn 2012
Introduction to technology in
Research and Evaluation
Select a topic associated with the future of
educational technology that is a current focus in educational
research or evaluation (e.g., online communities; mobile learning,
learning objects, effectiveness of technology integration etc.).
Perform a literature search to identify a range of research or
evaluation studies that inform or are related to your topic. The
studies should refer qualitative and or quantitative data.
Choose up to 10 academic sources to include in a reference list.
Choose 4 of those academic sources to include in an annotated source
Annotate those 4 sources in terms of:
A concise summary of the central theme and scope
of the article
A comment on the intended audience
A description of what was done, what was found –
the purpose of the study,
methodology (design, participants, setting, analysis), results,
A comparison to other work you have cited
An explanation of how this particular work
informs or supports the topic.
You are to present your work online as a shared
resource (e.g. blog, concept map, wiki, GoogleDoc, etc.). In the
week before the task is due, you will conduct a peer reviews with
another student. The details of this assignment will be negotiated