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Literature Search – Part 1

19/04/2012

How many is enough?

What is the magic number? How many articles are enough for a good literature review? One? Two? Hundred? It’s probably the quality, not quantity but I’d really like to know that magic number 🙂 What about the  type of article? Is a YouTube video academically credible?

Below is my first attempt at collating some reference material. Some will have links to the article, others may not, as they’re not publicly available.

Wills, S, (2012) Role-based e-learning for university students : a comparison of Australian, American, British and Singapore designs Retrieved April, 12 2012 from http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1263&context=asdpapers

Uzun, K. and Aydin, H. (2012) The use of virtual ethnography in distance education research Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE Volume: 13 Number: 2 Retrieved April 10th 2012 from https://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde47/articles/article_11.htm

Ishizuka H, Akama K (2011). Language Learning in 3D Virtual World. eleed, Vol. 8. Retrieved December, 13 2011 from http://eleed.campussource.de/archive/8/3170

Hundsberger, S. (2009) Foreign language learning in Second Life and the implications for resource provision in academic libraries Retrieved March, 12 2011 from http://arcadiaproject.lib.cam.ac.uk/docs/second_life.pdf

Vickers, Howard. 2010. VirtualQuests: Dialogic Language Learning with 3D Virtual Worlds. CORELL: Computer Resources for Language Learning 3, 75-81. Retrieved April 16 2012 from http://www.ucam.edu/corell/issues/Vickers.pdf

Huang, H.-M., et al., (2010) Investigating learners’ attitudes toward virtual reality learning environments:…, Computers & Education Retrieved April 16, 2012 from http://ir.cmu.edu.tw/ir/bitstream/310903500/40607/1/20110325094916.pdf

Grant, S. & Huang, H. (2010)  The integration of an online 3D virtual learning environment into formal classroom-based undergraduate Chinese language and culture curriculum Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching, 1(1), 2-13.  Retrieved April 16, 2012 from  http://www.tclt.us/journal/2010v1n1/granthuang.pdf

http://www.isetl.org/ijtlhe/pdf/IJTLHE453.pdf

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/stem-conference/Computing%201/Coiln_Allison_Alan_Miller.pdf

Students Perception of Motivation to Learn: Does an Avatar Motivate? http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/3367/1/dcs3mnm_phd_thesis.pdf

SECOND LIFE AS A LANGUAGE LEARNING TOOL (EFL) https://tojde.anadolu.edu.tr/tojde43-2/pdf/article_2.pdf

Global Classroom Project – http://scholar.google.co.nz/scholar_url?hl=en&q=http://www.ejel.org/issue/download.html%3FidArticle%3D181&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm3xNK8H0Q_UAHhsTkTtKpp5zvP9Hg&oi=scholaralrt

Turning immigrants into citizens http://www.infonomics-society.org/IJI/Turning%20Immigrants%20to%20Citizens_Merits%20of%20the%20pedagogical%20shift%20in%203D%20Virtual%20Learning%20Environments.pdf

A Cross Examination of Teachers and Students’ Perspectives on Using Second Life for TESOL in Higher Education http://www.slactions.org/2011/papaerSubmission/15/2011_SLACTIONS_Paper.pdf

Incorporating 3D-Virtual Reality into Language Learning  http://www.aicit.org/JDCTA/ppl/JDCTA%20Vol6%20No6_part29.pdf

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2 Comments
  1. Tracy Rogers permalink
    19/04/2012 6:51 pm

    Good luck. I don’t envy you right now, but will be doing my own very soon. Not sure how well a Youtube clip will go down for a lit review but in your case it might provide some good examples. Enjoy!

  2. 19/04/2012 9:41 pm

    Thank you Tracy! I’ve actually been told to keep the numbers low so no YouTube clips for me 😦
    Good luck with your research too. What’s your blog address then?

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