I have added two more articles to my paper. The first is Ruth V. Small’s editorial published online for the Association For Educational Communications and Technology entitled Motivation and New Media: an introduction to the special issue. The other is an article entitled The Studio experience at the University of Georgia: an example of constructionist learning for adults by Gregory Clinton and Lloyd P. Reiber. Both articles can be found via the SFSU articles database.
Both of these articles addressed theoretical and practical implications regarding reshaping the tradtional classroom into one that incorporates new media into a studio-like environment. The University of Georgia article was particularly interesting because it detailed The Studio graduate program which prepares its graduate students to work in careers where collaboration and projects are the norm and expected. While this program is mainly geared towards Instructional Design students I thought this would be an interesting composition teacher training program for a new wave of composition teachers who want to incorporate studio concepts within the composition classroom. The main philosophy behind Small’s and The Studio’s work is the idea that within a classroom which incorporates the freedom of new media and the environment of a collaborative studio, students will be personally invested and motivated to construct and design their own learning environments while also learning the skills needed to work in collaborative and innovative environments.
This article might be of interest. I did not get a chance to read it. Self-regulation of motivation when learning online: The importance of who, why and how. Written by Carol Sansone, Tamra Fraughton, Joseph L. Zachary, Jonathon Butner, Cecily Heiner.