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Research in Networked Learning

Networked Professional Learning

Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development

Editors: Littlejohn, A., Jaldemark, J., Vrieling-Teunter, E., Nijland, F. (Eds.)

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  • Provides concrete examples of networked professional learning in applied contexts
  • Explores networked professional learning from a range of disciplinary perspectives
  • Questions the impact of networked professional learning on higher education rather than focusing on formal education and digital tools
  • Examines specifically the implications of networked professional learning for the teachers and professionals of the future
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Over the past decades a new form of professionalism has emerged, characterized by factors of fluidity, instability and continual change, leading to the necessitation of new forms of professional development that support agile and flexible expansion of professional practice. At the same time, the digitization of work has had a profound effect on professional practice. This digitization opens up opportunities for new forms of professional learning mediated by technologies through networked learning. Networked learning is believed to lead to a more efficient flow of complex knowledge and routine information within the organization, stimulate innovative behaviour, and result in a higher job satisfaction. In this respect, networked learning can be perceived as an important perspective on both professional and organizational development. This volume provides examples of Networked Professional Learning, it questions the impact of this emerging form of learning on the academy, and it interrogates the impact on teachers of the future. It features three sections that explore networked professional learning from different perspectives: questioning what legitimate forms of networked professional learning are across a broad sampling of professions, how new forms of professional learning impact institutions of higher education, and the value creation that Networked Learning offers professionals in broader educational, economic, and social contexts. The book is of interest to researchers in the area of professional and digital learning, higher education managers, organizational HR professionals, policy makers and students of technology enhanced learning.

About the authors

Allison Littlejohn is a Dean in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow, where she Directs a programme of research in Professional and Digital Learning. Throughout her career she has worked in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships. She envisions bringing together ideas from higher education and industry, encourages cross-sector thinking and working across traditional boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn. 

Jimmy Jaldemark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at Mid Sweden University. His areas of research focus are game-based learning, higher education, learning theory, mobile learning, online supervision, power, socio-cultural perspective, and technology-enhanced learning. Throughout his career, he has worked with the application of these areas in professional development projects at different levels of the educational system.

Emmy Vrieling-Teunter is an Assistant Professor of Teachers’ Professional Development in Social Networks and Self-Regulation at the Open University of the Netherlands. Her work concentrates on exploring social learning dimensions as well as self-regulated learning processes that facilitate professional development in educational institutes. Her research addresses informal learning, social learning, social media, self-regulated learning, metacognition, reflection and motivation. She has published and presented her research in national and international research journals, books and conferences. Emmy is also Staff Member of the Dutch Interuniversity Center for Educational Research and Editorial Board Member of the Dutch Association for Teacher Educators.

Femke Nijland is an Assistant Professor at the Welten Institute, Research Centre for Learning, Teaching, and Technology at the Open University of the Netherlands. Her research focuses on networked learning and value creation. She aims at bridging the gap between educational research and practice, working in close collaboration with teachers and schools at innovative educational projects to stimulate teacher professional development.



Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Networked Professional Learning: An Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Littlejohn, Allison (et al.)

  • Professional Learning in Open Networks: How Midwives Self-Regulate their Learning in Massive Open Online Courses

    Pages 15-36

    Dalsgaard, Annette (et al.)

  • New Educational Formats for Professional Development: Accommodating the Invisible Learners

    Pages 37-54

    Dalsgaard, Christian (et al.)

  • Communities of Inquiry in Crisis Management Exercises

    Pages 55-68

    Öberg, Lena-Maria (et al.)

  • Networked Learning in, for, and with the World

    Pages 71-88

    Nørgård, Rikke Toft (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18030-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18029-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Networked Professional Learning
Book Subtitle
Emerging and Equitable Discourses for Professional Development
Editors
  • Allison Littlejohn
  • Jimmy Jaldemark
  • Emmy Vrieling-Teunter
  • Femke Nijland
Series Title
Research in Networked Learning
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18030-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18030-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18029-4
Series ISSN
2570-4524
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 264
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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