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MGT502 Business Communication: Annotated Bibliography Part A Assessment 1A Answer

Subject Code and TitleMGT502 Business Communication
AssessmentPart A: Annotated Bibliography
Length1500 words
Learning OutcomesThis assessment addresses the following Subject Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply research, academic and communication skills appropriate to the level of study and observe academic referencing requirements
  2. Critically analyse texts and/or multimedia material in botha business and academic context
Weighting30 %
Total Marks30 marks


The assessment supports students in developing their skills and knowledge in sourcing books, periodicals and other documents, as well as evaluating the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the materials. Creating an annotated bibliography calls for the application of succinct analytical and reflective skills, as well as informed online and library research. This assessment provides experience and understanding of information literacy and the analysis and synthesis of a range of resources involved in academic research and writing.


In this assessment, you will address a contemporary organisational or business issue and apply research skills to identify, select and analyse 10 sources to form an annotated bibliography. The issue and resources used in Assessment 1A will also form the basis for Assessment 1B – Forming an Argument.

A digital communications topic will be selected by your lecturer in week 1. The selected topic will be the basis of student research for all three assessments.

When examining a topic(decided by the facilitator), consider the following:

  • Locate material (books, periodicals, white papers and other documents) that may contain useful information and ideas on your issue.
  • Briefly examine and review the items and select 10 that represent a variety of perspectives on the issue.
  • Write an annotation of 150 words for each reference summarising the central theme and scope. The annotation should include one or more sentences that,
    • evaluate the authority or background of the author
    • comment on the intended audience
    • compare or contrast this work with another you have cited
    • explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic

· Reference the book, article, or document using APA 6th style in the reference list.


Annotated Bibliography

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Article 1

Atmojo, A. E. P., & Nugroho, A. (2020). EFL Classes Must Go Online! Teaching Activities and Challenges during COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia. Register Journal13(1), 49-76.

In the present study, the utilisation of Zoom on online learning for the EFL courses has been discussed for the pandemic contributed by COVID 19 virus. The authors of this study are from the IAIN Surakarta in Indonesia. The most important audiences of the present research are the future researchers. According to this research, when a learning material needs oral communication in the form of a face-to-face meeting, Zoom is the most effective platform. Online quizzes are also prepared by the EFL teachers in Indonesia for the students to evaluate their knowledge. However, Butler-Henderson, Rudolph & Glowatz (2020) opined that evaluating the performance of students using Zoom is unlawful. In a teleconferencing setting, Zoom has the best ability to communicate with the students and teachers in Indonesia in EFL classes. The current research is well suited to the bibliographical topic as it has highlighted the impact of using Zoom in EFL classes.

Article 2

Amaya, M., & Melnyk, B. M. (2020). Leveraging System-wide Well-being and Resiliency in Higher Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal4(1), 7-16.

The current study has focused on exploring the importance of eLearning in the pandemic due to the outbreak of COVID 19 with Zoom. The author of the study is from Ohio State University.  The intended audience of the current research is the future researchers as well as students. As per the research, Ohio State University has always focused on contributing to a wellness culture in education. The wellness resources were shared at the time of pandemic with the help of Zoom application to the students. The study has argued that the use of Zoom application has helped them in providing the transcripts of all the learning programs more effectively rather than any other applications. However, Jena (2020) argued that in developing countries such as India, the Zoom application is not accessible to everyone and students and teachers are also not accustomed to studying online. The current article is suitable in the bibliography as the subject of the study is in accordance with the bibliography.

Article 3

Crawford, J., Butler-Henderson, K., Rudolph, J., & Glowatz, M. (2020). COVID-19: 20 Countries' Higher Education Intra-Period Digital Pedagogy Responses. Journal of Applied Teaching and Learning (JALT)3(1).

The current study has stated that the global pandemic has impacted the communication of students pursuing higher education at an international level. The authors of the present article are from the University of Tasmania, University of Sharjah, University College Dublin, Griffith University, Murdoch University and Education University of Hong kong. The targeted audience of the current article is the students and future researchers. As per the study, online coaching has been improved with the use of Zoom as real-time lectures can be provided to the students for making the process of learning contactless. Webinar and web conferences have also been conducted seamlessly as the universities have prepared to teach guides for the teachers. As per the study, higher education for students in global studying platforms has been benefited by Zoom.  Similarly, Basilaia & Kvavadze (2020) has also argued that the Zoom app has been a game-changer in the education sector for continuing learning during the pandemic. The current study is largely related to the subject of bibliography.

Article 4

Basilaia, G., & Kvavadze, D. (2020). Transition to online education in schools during a SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Georgia. Pedagogical Research5(4), 1-9.

The present study has aimed at exploring the transition to online education in schools of Georgia while utilising Zoom during the pandemic caused by COVID 19 break-out. The study has been authored by the faculties of Business and Technology University of Tbilisi. The intended audience of the current study is prospective researchers. As per the study, Zoom has become the most important tool in virtual learning in this pandemic. In countries such as China, USA, Japan and Italy, the time limit of Zoom video calls have been lifted, which has resulted in uninterrupted communication. The public schools in Georgia have been supported by the Government for continuing online learning. However, Crawford, Butler-Henderson, Rudolph & Glowatz (2020) argued that evaluation and tests could not be conducted on Zoom as it is legally restricted. Therefore, only learning is possible on the platforms without any tests. The present study is connected to the subject of the bibliography as it also discussed the benefits of using Zoom in education.

Article 5

Gonzales-Zamora, J. A., Alave, J., De Lima-Corvino, D. F., & Fernandez, A. (2020). Videoconferences of Infectious Diseases: An educational tool that transcends borders. A useful tool also for the current COVID-19 pandemic. Le infezioni in medicina28(2), 135-138.

The present research has emphasised on the use of Zoom in teaching techniques of healthcare in the time of the pandemic. The research has been authored by the faculties of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Universidad Peruana Union. The research has been intended to be helping medical students and future researchers. As per the current research, the user-friendliness of Zoom has contributed to the highest usage of this app for video conferencing for the University of Miami during the present pandemic. This aid of video conferencing has helped physicians to be educated about the clinical experience of various physicians from other parts of the world. The feature of recording the videos have also helped in further retrospection. Similarly, Regier, D. S., Smith, W. E., & Byers, H. M. (2020) also argued that even in the medical field, Zoom could be helpful in learning. However, in some technical fields, it is also not possible to educate people through Zoom. The current research is appropriate for the bibliographical subject.

Article 6

Pather, N., Blyth, P., Chapman, J. A., Dayal, M. R., Flack, N. A., Fogg, Q. A., ... & Morley, J. W. (2020). Forced Disruption of Anatomy Education in Australia and New Zealand: An Acute Response to the Covid19 Pandemic. Anatomical sciences education13(3), 284-300.

The present study has focused on the issues caused in Anatomy education in New Zealand and Australia and solving the issues utilising Zoom. The authors of the research are from various universities of Australia and New Zealand, such as Macquarie University and the University of Otago. The intended audiences of the current research are future researchers and students. According to this research, in anatomy education, Zoom has significant importance as demonstrations of different anatomical aspects are being shown with the help of this platform. The demonstrators of anatomy in the Universities of Australia and New Zealand are benefited by using Zoom as it allows the interaction of the users. Students are also helped by using the annotation function of Zoom to identify anatomical parts. However, Jena (2020) argued that technical studies based on practical classes are not being helped by the Zoom classes due to the lack of face to face interaction in person. The subject of the current research is similar to the topic of bibliography, which has made the selection apt.

Article 7

Jena, P. K. (2020). Impact of Pandemic COVID-19 on Education in India. Purakala with ISSN 0971-2143 is an UGC CARE Journal31(46), 142-14.

The current research has shed light on the effect of the pandemic in the education sector of India and solving it through Zoom. The author of this study is from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. The research has been mainly done for future researchers and students. The research has stated that India has also shifted to using Zoom in educating students. However, students in India do not have access to high-speed internet or digital gadgets. However, even Georgia is a developing country from an income group. As per the views of Basilaia & Kvavadze (2020), in Georgia, the use of Zoom in schools has helped the education of students substantially. Public schools have also gained support from the Government. In addition, the current research has also discussed that students in India are also not comfortable studying on Zoom. The present research is fitted with the subject of the bibliography as it discusses similar topics.

Article 8

Malhotra, M. (2020). Learning via Computer-mediated communication During the COVID-19 Lockdown. Tathapi with ISSN 2320-0693 is an UGC CARE Journal19(10), 185-189.

The current study has focused on discussing the role of Zoom in the advent of computer-mediated education in India caused by Coronavirus spread. The research has been authored by the faculty of the University of Punjab. The intended audience of this research is future researchers. The current research states that for abiding by the mandate of social distancing, learning has been dependent on computer-based platforms. As per the research, in the case of the webinar the utilisation of Zoom has been irreplaceable as the restrictions of the lockdown has become stringent. Provision of immediate feedback is a major advantage of using zoom in education. However, Amaya & Melnyk (2020) argued that not only for the pandemic, online education via Zoom needs to be considered in future as well due to its user-friendliness. The context of the research and the bibliography are alike. Both of the aspects explores the use of Zoom on education for the current pandemic.      

Article 9

Wargadinata, W., Maimunah, I., Febriani, S. R., & Pimada, L. H. (2020). Mediated Arabic language learning for Arabic Students of higher education in COVID-19 situation. Izdihar: Journal of Arabic Language Teaching, Linguistics, and Literature3(1), 1-18.

The present study has explored the aspect of learning Arabic languages in the pandemic and the impact of using Zoom. The authors of this research are from Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Universitas Islam Negeri Imam Bonjol Padang and Institut Agama Islam Negeri Samarinda. The study has been conducted mainly focusing on prospective researchers. As per the research, using Zoom can be helpful in improving the ability of the students to learn foreign languages. The Zoom cloud application has helped most of the students learning Arabic as the way of learning with video has been supported by most of the students in a survey. Similarly, Atmojo & Nugroho (2020), students get the audiovisual aid of learning on Zoom, which makes the process of studying more attractive and acceptable to the students. The current research is a well-fitted study in the present bibliography as the themes of them are similar.

Article 10

Regier, D. S., Smith, W. E., & Byers, H. M. (2020). Medical genetics education in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic: Shared resources. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A182(6), 1302-1308.

In the present research, the context of learning medical genetics has been discussed at the time of COVID 19. The study has been authored by the physicians of Children's National Hospital, Stanford University School of Medicine and Maine Medical Center. The intended audience of the research is the medical students, along with future researchers. As per the present research, Zoom has been significantly helpful in learning medical genetics as the feature of the break-out room has helped in transferring lectures to digital break-out rooms. The medical students have also been benefited by the creation of picture-based lectures for dysmorphology cases. However, Amaya & Melnyk (2020) stated that in the case of courses based on practical experiments, it is substantially important to have a face to face communication. Therefore, it utilising Zoom, in this case, can be ineffective. The current research is highly correlated with the subject of bibliography as the research has discussed the effect of using Zoom in education at the time of the COVID 19 pandemic.

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