An annotated bibliography is a very efficient tool for selecting appropriate professional literature for literature reviews and research. For this assignment, you will select 8-10 sources to review learning communities (communities of practice) in the Topic/Organization (education, business, service agency, etc.) to analyze in this course.
It is recommended that you review current (1-5 year old) full-text professional journals for this assignment. You may use the Internet, but no more than 5 sources should be from websites. An annotated bibliography is different from a literature review in that it is not a running narrative. Instead, it is a collection of summaries of selected works IN A SELECTED Topic. In other words, each listing in the annotated bibliography will have complete bibliographical information and a short summary of the content (about 200-350 words each).
The notion is that an annotated bibliography acts as a precursor to a literature review or a source of the first phase of information for a research project (Assignments 2 & 3 in this Course). There is no need for a reference list at the end of the assignment. The rubric for grading follows. NOTE: It is highly recommended that you read chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 in Using Sources Effectively by Harris, R.A. (2014) listed in Section VI, Materials and Resources of the MSL 685 Syllabus.