Research Prospectus

Dimitrios and I completed our Literature Review on the topic of Gamification and Game-Based Learning.  Though studies have been done regarding this topic, very few were found which focused on the results of game-based learning.  Our research proposal focuses on the effectiveness of game-based learning.  Watch for the details!


de Byl, P. (2013). Factors at play in tertiary curriculum gamification. International journal of game-based learning, 3(2), 1-21. Retrieved from


Muddiest Point

As I read and listened to this week’s presentations, I found a few points to be puzzling.  Listen to my video post for more information.



Rosenberg, Mark (2006). Beyond E-Learning. Pfeiffer: San Francisco, CA.

Moore, S. & Ellsworth, J. (2014). Handbook of Research on Educational Communications and Technology. Springer Science+Business Media: New York, NY.

Most Important Theory

Marc Rosenberg’s book, Beyond E-Learning, describes some of the myths regarding e-Learning. He discusses a better way to use technology for training and learning. Marc explains how to architect a knowledge management framework. In my post, I share some important factors to consider when creating your own knowledge management system.


O’Brien, Jamie (2015). 10 Practical findings from the deployment of an exploratory knowledge management framework”, VINE, 45(3), pp.397 – 419.

Rosenberg, Marc (2006). Beyond E-Learning. Pfeiffer: San Francisco, CA.

Most Important Point

This week I interviewed Clarissa Mitchell, the Corporate Training Director for US Bank. The most important trend affecting Clarissa in her daily role is the development and usage of mobile applications and devices.  Watch my video post for more information!


Koole, M., McQuilkin, J. L., & Ally, M. (2010). Mobile learning in distance education: Utility or futility?. Journal Of Distance Education, 24(2), 59-82.

Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2007). Mobile usability in educational contexts: What have we learnt?. International Review Of Research In Open And Distance Learning, 8(2), 1-16.

Social Media in Education


This “study found a strong relationship between Twitter usage and student engagement”.

Evans, C. (2014). Twitter for teaching: Can social media be used to enhance the process of learning? British Journal Of Educational Technology, 45(5), pp. 902-915.

This study concluded that ”familiarity with social networking is a useful pedagogical platform”.

VanDoorn, G., & Eklund, A. A. (2013). Face to Facebook: Social media and the learning and teaching potential of symmetrical, synchronous communication. Journal Of University Teaching And Learning Practice10(1).