Shaping my area of research

Have decided the next lot of articles I need to look at should be the following:

  • Bringing academics on board : Encouraging institution- wide diffusion of e-learning environments Institutional context for the research
  • The Human Side of School Change: Reform, Resistance and the Real-life Problems of Innovation
  • On the cusp of change: examining pre-service teachers’ beliefs about ICT and envisioning the digital classroom of the future
  • Learning to Change: Teaching Beyond Subjects and Standards (Google eBook)
  • Determinants of Perceived Ease of Use:Integrating Control, Intrinsic Motivation, and Emotion into the Technology Acceptance Model

I’ve already looked at some of these texts in the past but would help to look at this stage to clarify the route I’m going to take for my MA.


UCISA Report – 2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education in the UK

There’s been a document on a tab in my browser I’ve had open since September…the 2014 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for Higher Education in the UK follows on from other similar publications by UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) and appears to be a really worthwhile read especially in terms of my MA.

A specific key finding of the report addresses the barriers to TEL (Technology Enhanced Learning) within Higher Education, lack of time and lack of academic staff knowledge are cited as being the top obstacles and ones I’d like to look at further in light of my pending research project.

Hopefully this research from UCISA will help develop and potentially focus some of the areas I wish to look at in the coming months.

Some further reading

How I haven’t stumbled across Dr Bart Rienties before I’m not sure but I’m so glad I have now, some of his research really relates to areas I’ve looked into in the past. The articles “Why some teachers easily learn to use a new virtual learning environment: a technology acceptance perspective” and “Changing the Educational Beliefs of Teachers through an Interdisciplinary Online Teaching Programme: Are Business Teachers Different from Teachers of other Disciplines?” are really related to the areas I’m looking into for my MA project, can’t wait to read.