Literature Review

  1. Altbach, P, Reisber, L,  and Rumbley, L, 2009,  Tracking an Academic Revolution, Report for the UNESCO 2009 World Conference in Higher Education, UNESCO
    • Teaching, Learning and Assessment (ch9)
    • Information Communications Technologies and Distance Education (ch10)
  2. Boys, J and Ford, P, 2008, “The e-Revolution and Post-Compulsory Education Using e-business models to deliver quality education”, Abingdon, UK and New York, USA, JISC, Routledge
  3. Brown, S, 2011, “Seeing Web 2.0 in context: A study of academic perceptions”, Internet and Higher Education 15 (2012) 50—57, Elsevier
  4. Dziuban, C , Moskal, P, Kramer, L, Thompson, J, 2013, Student satisfaction with online learning in the presence of ambivalence: Looking for the will-o’-the-wisp, USA, Internet and Higher Education 17 (2013) 1—8, Elsevier
  5. Dziuban, C , Moskal, P, 2011, A course is a course is a course: Factor invariance in student evaluation of online, blended and face-to-face learning environments, USA, Internet and Higher Education 14 (2011) 236—241, Elsevier
  6. Gray, K et al, 2008, Web 2.0 authorship: Issues of referencing and citation for academic integrity, UK, Internet and Higher Education 11 (2008) 112—118
  7. Häkkinen, P & Hämäläinen, R, 2012, Shared and personal learning spaces: Challenges for pedagogical design, Internet and Higher Education 15 (2012) 231—236, Elsevier
  8. Hayes, R, 2000, Exploring Discount Usability Methods to Assess the Suitability of Online Course Delivery Products, The Internet and Higher Education 2 (2-3) 119-134, Elsevier
    Heijstra, T M, Rafnsdottir, L G, 2010, “The Internet and academics’ workload and work—family balance”, Internet and Higher Education 13 (2010) 158—163, Elsevier
  9. Katz, R, et al, 2008, ”The Tower and The Cloud, Higher Education in the Age of Cloud Computing” USA, Educause
    • Higher Education and Information Technology: A Matter of Mission: Information Technology and the Future of Higher Education, Clifford A. Lynch (p43-51)
    • Open Information, Open Content, Open Source: Cultural and Organizational Drivers of Open Educational Content Malcolm Read (p138-150)
    • Scholarship in a Cloudy World: The Tower, the Cloud, and Posterity Richard N. Katz and Paul B. Gandel (p170-189)
  10. Kukulska-Hulme, A, 2012, How should the higher education workforce adapt to advancements in technology for teaching and learning?, UK, Internet and Higher Education 15 (2012) 247—254, Elsevier
  11. Meyer, K and McNeal, L, 2011, Academics online: Their interests and foibles, UK, Internet and Higher Education 14 (2011) 113—120
  12. Newton, D and Taylor, J,  2013, Beyond blended learning: A case study of institutional change at an Australian regional university, UK, Internet and Higher Education 18 (2013) 54—60, Elsevier
  13. Oblinger, D ed, 2012, “Game Changers, Education and Information Technology”, USA, Educause
    • IT as a Game Changer, Diana G. Oblinger (ch3)
    • IT Innovations and the Nontraditional Learner, Pamela Tate & Rebecca Klein-Collins (ch5)
    • The Postmodality Era: How “Online Learning” Is Becoming “Learning”, Thomas B. Cavanagh (ch16)
  14. Siemens, G and Tittenburger, P, 2009, “Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning”, HETL, University of Manitoba’s Learning Technologies Centre
  15. Ulrich, J, and Karvonen, M, 2011, Faculty instructional attitudes, interest, and intention: Predictors of Web 2.0 use in online courses, Internet and Higher Education 14 (2011) 207—216
  16. Walker, R, Voce, J and Ahmed, J, 2012, “Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK”, UCISA (University and Colleges Information Systems Association
  17. Veletsianos, G, Kimmons, R, 2012, “Scholars and faculty members’ lived experiences in online social networks”, Internet and Higher Education 16 (2013) 43—50, Elsevier
  18. Worlock, K an Ricci, L, 2013, “MOOCs, cutting through the hype”, London UK & Burlingame, CA, USA, Outsell
  19. Zellweger Moser, F, 2007, “Faculty Adoption of Educational Technology”, USA, Research in Brief, Educause Quarterly


Additional References

  1. Beetham, H & Sharpe, R (ed) 2007, Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age, Designing and delivering e-learning, UK, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group
  2. Dabbagh, N., & Kitsantas, A., 2011, Personal Learning Environments, social media, and self-regulated learning: A natural formula for connecting formal and informal learning, Internet and Higher Education (2011)
  3. Davis, F. D. (1989), “Perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and user acceptance of information technology”, MIS Quarterly, 13(3): 319—340
  4. Goddard, J & Vallance, P, 2011, The Civic University: Re-uniting the University and the City, in ‘Higher Education in Cities and Regions: For Stronger, Cleaner and Fairer Regions’, OECD Conference
  5. Guo-Qing, Z, et al, 2008, Evolution of the Internet and its cores, New Journal of Physics, volume 10, 123027,, last accessed Sept 2013
  6. Hedlund-­de  Witt, N, (2012) CRITICAL  REALISM, A  Synoptic  Overview  and  Resource  Guide  for Integral  Scholars,  MetaIntegral  Foundation,  Integral  Research  Center,  Resource  Paper
  7. Jacobsen, M, 1998, PhD dissertation ‘Characteristics and Adoption Patterns of Faculty Who Integrate Technology into Teaching and Learning in Higher Education’ (available via, last accessed August 2013)
  8. Manyika, J et al, 2013, Disruptive technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy, USA, McKinsey Global Institute
  9. Oliver, C, 2012,  ‘Critical Realist Grounded Theory: A New Approach for Social Work Research, UK, British Journal of Social Work (2012) 42, 371—387
  10. Kanwar, A &  Uvalic ́-Trumbic, S, 2011, A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources (OER), Canada & France, Commonwealth of Learning & Unesco
  11. Krauss, S, 2005, Research Paradigms and Meaning Making: A Primer, The Qualitative Report Volume 10 Number 4 Dec 2005 758-770
  12. Kusen & Hoic-Bozic, 2014, Use of New Technology in Higher Education: A Migration to a Cloud-Based Learning Platform, The 2nd International Workshop on Learning Technology for Education in CloudSpringer Proceedings in Complexity 2014, pp 181-191 (NB this paper is too new to have been able to access the whole text)
  13. Mason, J, 2006, Six strategies for mixing methods and linking data in social science research, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, NCRM Working Paper Series
  14. Rogers, E, 1995, Diffusion of Innovations, Fourth Edition, USA, Free Press
  15. Rogers, E, 2003, Diffusion of Innovations, Fifth Edition, USA, Free Press
  16. Sahan, I, 2006, ‘Detailed Review of Rogers Diffusion of Innovations Theory and Educational Technologies Studies based on Rogers Theory’, Turkey, The Turkish Online Journal of educational Technology, vol5, Issue 2
  17. Sharpe, R, et al, 2009, Learners Experiences of Elearning Synthesis Report: Explaining Learner Differences, UK, JISC
  18. Tarhini, A, Honea, K and Liua, X, 2013, “User Acceptance Towards Web-based Learning Systems: Investigating the role of Social, Organizational and Individual factors in European Higher Education”, Information Technology and Quantitative Management, Procedia Computer Science 17 (2013) 189 — 197, Elsevier
  19. Wattenberg, T, 2004, Beyond legal compliance: Communities of advocacy that support accessible online learning, Internet and Higher Education 7 (2004) 123—139
  20. Worldwide Smartphone Population Tops 1 Billion in Q3 2012, Strategy Analytics,, last accessed Sept 2013


Material referred to for advice, support or expert knowledge and guidance but not referenced directly in the text.

  1. Applegate, S, (date unknown) As a professional, how do you rate yourself as an adopter of change? ( last viewed July 2013
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