We have been able to buy a number of useful books on agile software development / rapid innovation of technology for education, aimed particularly at developing student skills and participation in institution-wide projects: they’re all in the GCW University Library now.
- Allamaraju, S. (2010) RESTful web services cookbook. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly.
- Chacon, S. (2009) Pro Git. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.
- Chodorow, K. and Dirolf, M. (2010) MongoDB: the definitive guide. Farnham: O’Reilly.
- Cohn, M. (2010) Succeeding with agile software development using Scrum. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Addison-Wesley.
- Flanagan, D. and Matsumoto, Y. (2008) The Ruby programming language. 1st edition. Beijing; Farnham: O’Reilly.
- Lawson, B. and Sharp, R. (2010) Introducing HTML5. Berkeley, CA; London: New Riders.
- Lutz, M. and Ascher, D. (2004) Learning Python. 2nd edition. Beijing; Cambridge: O’Reilly.
- Plugge, E., Membrey, P., and Hawkins, T. (2010) The definitive guide to MongoDB: the NoSQL database for cloud and desktop computing. New York, NY: Apress.
- Powers, S. (2003) Practical RDF. Beijing; Cambridge: O’Reilly.
- Richardson, L. and Ruby, S. (2007) RESTful web services. Beijing; Farnham: O’Reilly.
- Segaran, T., Evans, C., and Taylor, J. (2009) Programming the Semantic Web. Beijing; Farnham: O’Reilly.
There’s a live copy of the same booklist on RefShare, available to download/export:
This little collection of books is designed to support the work of the new cross-University technology-for-education group, the existence of which Joss Winn announced last month. Since then, the group has been given a name: LNCD (it’s a partial pun on “linked”, suggesting “Lincoln”, and also a recursive acronym: see below and at: http://lncd.org/)
LNCD’s Not a Central Development group
LNCD is a progressive group that includes educational developers, technologists, teachers, researchers and students and was set up to support the objectives of Student as Producer through the research and development of technology for education. The work of LNCD is informed by the progressive pedagogy of Student as Producer so as to engender critical, digitally literate staff and students. Core principles of the group are that we recognise students and staff have much to learn from each other and that students can be agents of change in the use of technology in education.