Field Exam Reading List – Educational Informatics

Educational Informatics Foundations/Research Agenda

Collins, J. W., & Weiner, S. (2010). Proposal for the creation of a subdiscipline: Education informatics. Teachers College Record, 112(10), 2523-2536.

Ford, N. (2004). Towards a model of learning for educational informatics. Journal of Documentation, 60(2), 183-225.

Ford, N. (2008a). Educational informatics. Annual Review of Information Science and Technology, 42(1), 497–544.

Ford, N. (2008b). Chapter 6: ICT developments: Learning design and teaching, and Chapter 8: Educational informatics systems: Social approaches. In Web-based learning through educational informatics: Information science meets educational computing (pp. 191-241 and pp. 293-325). Hershey, PA IGI Global.

Haythornthwaite, C. (2006, September). The social informatics of elearning. Paper presented at the Information, Communication & Society (ICS) 10th Anniversary International Symposium, York, England.

Hebenstreit, J. (1992). Where are we and how did we get there? In UNESCO (Ed.), Education and informatics worldwide: The state of the art and beyond (pp. 9-65). London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers/UNESCO.

Kling, R., & Hara, N. (2007). Informatics. In A. Distefano, K. Rudestam, & R. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopedia of distributed learning (pp. 225-228). Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Kling, R., Rosenbaum, H., & Sawyer, S. (2005). The consequences of ICTs for organizations and social life and Social informatics for designers, developers, and implementers of ICT-based systems. In Understanding and communicating social informatics: A framework for studying and teaching the human contexts of information and communication technologies (pp. 13-31 and pp. 33-50). Medford, N.J.: Information Today, Inc.

Laurillard, D. (2002). Part II: Analysing the media for learning and teaching. In Rethinking university teaching: A conversational framework for the effective use of learning technologies (2nd ed., pp. 79-177). London: RoutledgeFalmer.

Levy, P. Ford, N., Foster, J., Madden, A., Miller, D., Nunes, M.B … Webber, S. (2003). Educational informatics: An emerging research agenda. Journal of Information Science, 29(4), 298-310.

Marshall, G. (1993). Informatics and changes in learning: The American dilemma–opposing epistemological perspectives and unanswered questions. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED395576.

Srivastava, P. (2012, January). Educational informatics: An era in education. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE International Conference on Technology Enhanced Education (ICTEE), (pp. 1-10). IEEE. Retrieved from IEEE Xplore.

Stewart, R. G. (2000). Informatics as a field of study in education: A needs assessment and research agenda.  ERIC Document ED448172

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. (1986). Informatics and education. A first survey of the state of the art in 43 countries. Paris: UNESCO.

Educational Learning Theories and Approaches

Bruner, J. S. (1996). Culture, mind, and education. In The culture of education (pp. 1-43). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Dewey, J. (1997). Experience and education (1st Touchstone ed.). New York: Touchstone.

Entwistle, N. (2001). Styles of learning and approaches to studying in higher education. Kybernetes, 30(5/6), 593-603.

Freire, P. (2012). Pedagogy of the oppressed (30th anniversary edition.). New York: Bloomsbury.

Nunes, M. B., & McPherson, M. (2003). Constructivism vs. objectivism: Where is difference for designers of e-learning environments? Paper presented at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Greece.

Papert, S. (1993). Mindstorms: Children, computers, and powerful ideas (2nd ed.). New York: Basic Books.

Pask, G. (1976b). Styles and strategies of learning. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 46(2), 128-148.

Policy Considerations

Carr, J. A., & O’Brien, N. P. (2010). Policy implications of education informatics. Teachers College Record, 112(10), 2703-2716.

Kong, S. C., Chan, T.-W., Griffin, P., Hoppe, U., Ronghua, H., Kinshuk, C. K. L. … Yu, S. (2014). E-learning in school education in the coming 10 years for developing 21st century skills: Critical research issues and policy implications. Educational Technology & Society, 17(1), 70-78.

Partnership for 21st Century Learning. (2015, May). P21 framework definitions. Retrieved from

Stacey, P. (2007). Open educational resources in a global context. First Monday, 12(4).

Steeples, C., Jones, C., & Goodyear, P. (2002). Beyond e-learning: A future for networked learning. In C. Steeples & C. Jones, (Eds.), Networked learning: Perspectives and issues (pp. 323-341). London: Springer.

Research Studies

Bruce, B. C. (2004). Maintaining the affordances of traditional education long distance. In C. Haythornthwaite & M. M. Kazmer (Eds.), Learning, culture and community in online education: Research and practice (pp. 19-32). New York: Peter Lang.

Ford, N. (2005). “Conversational” information systems: Extending educational informatics support for the web-based learner. Journal of Documentation, 61(3), 384.

Haythornthwaite, C. & Bregman, A. (2004). Affordances of persistent conversation: Promoting communities that work. In C. Haythornthwaite & M. M. Kazmer (Eds.), Learning, culture and community in online education: Research and practice (pp. 129-143). New York: Peter Lang.

Lally, V., McConnell, Bowskill, N., & Foster, J. (1999). Towards generic teaching and learning strategies through computer based collaborative group work progress and discussion. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Lahti, Finland 22-25 September 1999.

McCalla, G. (2004). The ecological approach to the design of E-learning environments: Purpose-based capture and use of information about learners. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2004(7), 1-23.

Raffaghelli, J. E., Cucchiara, S., & Persico, D. (2015). Methodological approaches in MOOC
research: Retracing the myth of Proteus. British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(3), 488–509.

Sharples, M., Kloos, C. D., Dimitriadis, Y. Garlatti, S., & Specht, M. (2015). Mobile and accessible learning for MOOCS. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2015(1), 1-8.

Twidale, M. B. & Ruhleder, K. (2004). Over-the-shoulder learning in a distance education environment. In C. Haythornthwaite & M. M. Kazmer (Eds.), Learning, culture and community in online education: Research and practice (pp. 177-194). New York: Peter Lang.

Wright, C. (2010). Information-seeking behaviors of education literature user populations. Teachers College Record, 112(10), 2537-2564.