There are numerous publications that affected the educational technology field and following is a selection of such readings that I have compiled. Please note that this selection reflects my own areas of research but I believe they will assist any edtech student to reach their academic goals and develop their own scholarship.
Barab, S., & Squire, K. (2004). Design-based research: Putting a stake in the ground. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 13(1), 1-14.
Clark, R. C., & Mayer, R. E. (2011). E-learning and the science of instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning. (3rd edition). San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
Morrison, G. R., Ross, S. M., Kalman, H. K., & Kemp, J. E. (2012). Designing effective instruction. (7th ed). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley& Sons.
Reeves, T. C., Herrington, J., & Oliver, R. (2005). Design research: A socially responsible approach to instructional technology research in higher education. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 16(2), 96-115.
Roblyer, M. D. (2005). Educational technology research that makes a difference: Series introduction. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 5(2). Available: http://www.citejournal.org/vol5/iss2/seminal/article1.cfm.
Rogers, E. M. (2010). Diffusion of innovations. Simon and Schuster.
Siemens, G. (2005). Connectivism: A learning theory for the digital age. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 5(1).