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Call for Book Proposals on Research in Networked Learning
We are pleased to announce that the publishers Springer, New York have commissioned a new Book Series on Research in Networked Learning edited by Vivien Hodgson and David McConnell
What is Networked Learning?
Networked learning is "learning in which information and communication technology is used to promote connections: between one learner and other learners, between learners and tutors; between a learning community and its learning resources".
The definition takes a relational stance towards learning, which is defined as taking place both in relation to others and in relation to learning resources. The central term in the definition of networked learning is connections. These connections include interactions between people and materials and resources, but interactions with materials alone are not sufficient. Networked learning requires some element of human-human interaction mediated through digital technologies.
The field of networked learning has been emerging as an exciting and innovative area of work since the 1990’s. It now includes a very active community of researchers investigating the nexus between the use of technology in higher education, and its underpinning theory, practice and pedagogy.
It is supported by the international bi-annual networked learning conference, which is regularly attended by an international group of researchers from many different countries and regions. The Networked Learning conference series has already produced two books based on papers presented at the conference. At NLC 2002 (Goodyear, P., Banks, S, Hodgson, V. and McConnell D.(Eds) 2004) and NLC 2010 (Dirckinck-Holmfeld, L., Hodgson, V. and McConnell, D. (Eds) 2012). As part of this proposed Book Series, plans are underway for a third book based on work presented at NLC 2012 in Maastricht.
The maturity of the networked conference, the books already published, plus the innovative, and high level, of work produced makes this a potentially very exciting series to support. Networked learning is a field that has become a highly relevant area of research and thinking in our networked and digital world.
Scope of the Book Series
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