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Conference Themes & Call for Papers

The conference is an opportunity to participate in a forum for the critical examination and analysis of research in networked learning ie learning and teaching carried out largely via the Internet/Web which emphasises dialogical learning, collaborative and cooperative learning, group work, interaction with on-line materials, knowledge production and design for learning. The focus of the conference is network learning in formal or informal settings in higher education and lifelong learning.

For the tenth international conference on Networked Learning we invite papers that critically discuss and reflect on the history, present and future of networked learning within the overarching themes of:

  • Theories, methodologies, perspectives and paradigms for Research in Networked Learning
  • Methods, research design, data and analysis in Networked learning (e.g. phenomenography, social network analysis, ANT and post-ANT, learning analytics, big data)
  • Debates, critical ideas and emerging issues (e.g. sustainability, open and public participation, democracy, posthumanism, digital scholarship)
  • Designs for Networked Learning, architectures, spaces, and mobilities (e.g. MOOCs, communities and networks of practice, hybrid spaces, networked learning in f2f settings)
  • Inclusivity, recognition that there are differences between learners which can be supported through technology to learn together
  • Interculturality, interaction, collaboration and fusion between cultural communities whilst explicitly recognising the value of diversity
  • Globalisation, interconnection around the world through networking, travel, trade and cultural exchange
  • Mobility, learning on the move/learning with mobile devices

Conference papers are peer reviewed by international researchers, and published in electronic proceedings and online.


We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:

  • Symposia: 1.5 hours: You convene, organise and invite 3/4 participants on a chosen theme.

Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references). The Symposium Organiser collects all papers from the authors, and precedes them with an outline of the symposium, stating title/theme and providing a rational for the symposium. Symposia organisers are free to decide on how their Symposium is run eg as an interactive panel-participants discussion; ‘traditional’ presentation of papers with short questions and answers; some other method.

  • Individual research papers, and papers critically examining conceptual issues.

Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper of up to 8 pages maximum (including references).

  • Short papers (to be presented as Pecha Kucha)

Each short paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper with a minimum of 2 pages and maximum of 4 pages (including references).

A Pecha Kucha (pronounced: "peh-cha-ku-cha'') presentation is an informal, engaging and highly visual presentation of 20 slides, each one exactly 20 seconds, for a total presentation time of 6 minutes, 40 seconds.These sessions are intended to communicate quickly and efficiently research in progress.

Full details on submission & templates.

Download call for papers pdf

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