Annotated Bibliography

For this modules Annotated Bibliography I have chosen the following Articles, please click to view the annotation or click here to download a PDF version.

My full bibliography of reading is:

Aquino, J. (2012). VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS ENTER THE ENTERPRISE (Vol. 16, pp. 30-34): Information Today Inc.

Badke, W. (2010). How Stupid Is Google Making Us? Online, 34(6), 51-53.

Barber M., Donnelly K., Rizvi S. (2013), An avalanche is coming: Higher education and the revolution ahead,

Bajarin, B. (2014). Tech Finds Its Voice: The Future of Virtual Assistants., 1-1.

Carr N (2011), The shallows: how the internet is changing the way we read, think and remember, Atlantic London

Carr N (2010), The shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Stanford University Press, New York

Carr, N. (2008). Is Google Making Us Stupid? (Cover story). Atlantic Monthly (10727825), 302(1), 56-63.

Contact North/Contact Nord. (2014). A new pedagogy is emerging .. and online learning is a key contributing factor. Ontario Online Learning Portal for Faculty and Instructors., accessed 17 February 2014

Johnson, L., Adams Becker, S., Estrada, V., Freeman, A. (2014). 2014 Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition: The New Media Consortium.

Jones, C.; Shao, B. (2011), The net generation and digital natives: implications for higher education., Higher Education Academy, York, UK.

Kaplan, R. (2013). Beyond the GUI: It’s Time for a Conversational User Interface. WIRED.

Kopytoff, V. (2012). When Your Personal Assistant Is Virtual., 30-30.

M. El-Hussein, M. O., & Cronje, J. C. (2010). Defining Mobile Learning in the Higher Education Landscape. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 13(3), 12-21.

Martin, S., Diaz, G., Sancristobal, E., Gil, R., Castro, M., & Peire, J. (2011). New technology trends in education: Seven years of forecasts and convergence. Computers & Education, 57(3), 1893-1906. doi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2011.04.003

McGonigal J. (2010), Gaming can make a better world, TED Talks, source

New Media Consortium 2014 Higher Education Edition 2014 Report,, accessed 20 February 2014

New Media Consortium 2014 Higher Education Edition Wiki,, accessed 20 February 2014

North, O. O. L. P. f. F. a. I. C. (2014). A New Pedagogy is Emerging… and Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Contact North. Retrieved 14/02/2014, 2014, from

Prensky, Marc (2001). “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”. On the Horizon 9 (5): 1–6

Shankar, P. R. (2013). An Avalanche is Coming. Australasian Medical Journal, 6(4), 206-206.

Thibodeau, P. (2013). THE BIG NUMBERS. Computerworld, 47(7), 36-36.

Thompson C (2013), Smarter than you think: how technology is changing our minds for the better, Collins London

Wayne T. (2014), The 7-Day Digital Diet,, The New York Times, Published FEB. 7 2014, accessed 15 February 2014

Weller, M., & Anderson, T. (2013). Digital resilience in higher education. European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 16(1), 53-66.

Youngblood, S. (2006). Virtual help is on the way. Inside Tucson Business, 15(52), 11.

YouTube – Speech Recognition Translation Microsoft’s Chief Research Officer Richard Rashid, source

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Allison, B. (2004) The student’s guide to preparing dissertations and theses.  2nd ed.

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