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Symposium Number Symposium Details

Symp 4

Learning Networks for Professional Development: Current Research Approaches and Future Trends

Symposium Organisers: Adriana J. Berlanga & Riina Vuorikari
Open University of The Netherlands


Manh Cuong Pham, Yiwei Cao, Zinayida Petrushyna, Ralf Klamma
Information Systems and Databases, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Kamakshi Rajagopal, Adriana J. Berlanga, Peter B. Sloep, Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies, Open University of the Netherlands

Romina Cachia & Yves Punie
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), European Union Joint Research Centre (JRC), Seville Spain

Symp 6

The place of technology in networked learning

Symposium Organiser: Chris Jones
The Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK


Martin Oliver
London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, UK

Steve Walker
Dept. of Communication & Systems,The Open University, UK,
Linda Creanor
Learning Enhancement and Academic Development (GCU LEAD), Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Chris Jones
The Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

Symp 5

Variations in the Experience of Phenomenographic Research

Symposium Organisers: Marguerite Koole
Athabasca University, Canada & Lancaster University, UK & Jane Costello, Memorial University, Canada & Lancaster University, UK


Nicos Souleles
Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Faculty of Applied Arts and Communication, Cyprus University of Technology

Justin Bonzo
Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University

Jane Costello
Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University

Marguerite Koole
Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University,
Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology, Lancaster University

Symp 3

Transdisciplinary research in technology enhanced/networked learning practices

Symposium Organiser: Gale Parchoma, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Lancaster University, UK


Gale Parchoma
Lancaster University
Jeffrey M. Keefer
New York University

Hilary Thomas
Lancaster University

Moira Hunter,
Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais
Gale Parchoma
Lancaster University

Symp 2

Understanding emerging knowledge spillovers in small-group learning settings, a social network perspective

Symposium Organisers: Bart Rienties, University of Surrey, Koen Veermans, University of Turku


Nuria Hernandez Nanclares
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Bart Rienties
University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Piet Van den Bossche
Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium & Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Bart Rienties, Peter Alcott, Tony Willis
University of Surrey, Guildford, United Kingdom
Katerina Bohle Carbonell
Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands

Juliette Hommes
Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Bart Rienties
University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Symp 1

Web 2.0 and the Net Generation - A Critical Perspective

Symposium Organiser:
Thomas Ryberg, Department of Communication and Psychology, e-Learning Lab, Aalborg University Copenhagen


Tales from the Lands of Digital Natives - A Journey to Neverland
Thomas Ryberg, Malene Charlotte Ryberg Larsen, Department of Communication and Psychology, e-Learning Lab, Aalborg University Copenhagen

Changing the rules of the game - experiences with Web 2.0 learning in higher education
Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, Department of Communication and Psychology, e-Learning Lab, Aalborg University Copenhagen

Facilitating Adoption of Web Tools for Problem and Project Based Learning Activities
Md. Saifuddin Khalid, Nikorn Rongbutsri, Lillian Buus, Department of Communication and Psychology, e-Learning Lab, Aalborg University Copenhagen


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Curriculum Framework Considerations for Introducing Networked Learning within a Career-Focused Higher Education Institution: A case study of the Polytechnic of Namibia.

Georgina Avard, Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia, Maria Zenios, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK


Analysing Collaborative Processes and Interaction Patterns in Online Discussions

Canan Blake, Eileen Scanlon, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK


Social learning in Learning Networks through peer support: research findings and pitfalls

Francis Brouns, Amy Hsiao, Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Evaluating a new approach to learning design

Gráinne Conole, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK, Paul Mundin, Rebecca Galley, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK


Detecting mathematics learning online

Joseph Corneli, Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Marisa Ponti, Department of Applied ID, Chalmers-University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden


Variations in students' experience of networked learning in a post-compulsory pre-university context

Maria Cutajar, Junior College, University of Malta, Msida, Malta, Maria Zenios, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK


ÉduCoP case study: the Community of Practice of learners in Educational Sciences at the University of Liège

Brigitte Denis, Marie-Laure Bomgart, University of Liège, CRIFA, Liège, Belgium


A tacit-knowledge perspective on networked learning

Nina Bonderup Dohn, Institute of Business Communication and Information Science, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, Denmark


Supporting older adults in using technology for lifelong learning: the methodological and conceptual value of Wizard of Oz simulations

Rebecca Eynon, Chris Davies, Wayne Holmes, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


Exploring social recommenders for teacher networks to address challenges of starting teachers

Soude Fazeli, Francis Brouns, Hendrik Drachsler, Peter Sloep, Open University of the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Use of Visual Analysis to Investigate Networked Learning in Online Forums

Rebecca Ferguson, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK


Designing for Learning in Coupled Contexts

Janne Gleerup, Simon Heilesen, Kevin Mogensen, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark


Student author as actor network? Using ANT to explore digital literacies in higher education

Lesley Gourlay, Institute of Education, University of London, London, UK


The role of feedback in the design of learning activities

David Griffiths, Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton, Lancashire, UK, Griff Richards, Michelle Harrison, Thompson Rivers University, Open Learning, British Columbia, Canada


The objects of e-learning: Rethinking implementation, or not learning from the history of technology

John Hannon, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia


Informal networked learning; a network in the wild

Ailsa Haxell, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia & Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand


Online Learning Communities for Teachers' Continuous Professional Development: case study of an eTwinning Learning Event

Brian Holmes, University of Lancaster, Lancaster UK & European Commission EACEA, Brussels, Belgium, Julie-Ann Sime, University of Lancaster, Lancaster, UK


Supervisors' utterances in online supervision of first-year students' dissertations

Jimmy Jaldemark, Gunnar Augustsson, Mid Sweden University, Harnosand, Sweden


Virtual Learning Professional Development: Moderators and Cognitive Presence

Shaunna Joannidou, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, University of Lancaster, UK, Julie-Ann Sime, University of Lancaster, UK


Promoting connections through Community Equity

Mike Johnson, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK


The Collaborative Remix of Cyberculture on the Web Project: Advancing Learning Through Students' Engagement

Eduardo Junqueira, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil


Professional development and innovative pedagogy in an online community through the lens of activity theory

Brenda G Kaulback, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, California, USA & Knowledge in the Public Interest, New York, NY, USA


Information Aggregation in Networked Learning: The Human Factor and Serendipity

Rita Kop, National Research Council of Canada, Moncton, NB, Canada


Participation and Alienation in Online Networked Learning: Social Affordances to find People and to build Social Capital

Karel Kreijns, Frederik Van Acker, Marjan Vermeulen, Hans van Buuren, Open Universiteit Nederland, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Social Network Analysis as a method to study the structure of contacts within teams of a school for secondary education

Celeste Meijs, Maarten de Laat, Open University of The Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Exploring phenomenology for researching lived experience in Technology Enhanced Learning

Hans Oberg, The Netbased Education Unit, University of Skovde, Skovde, Sweden, Alex Bell, School of Business, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen, UK


Of Conflict in Virtual Learning Communities in the Context of a Democratic Pedagogy: A paradox or sophism?

Hayriye Tugba Ozturk, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey, Omer Simsek, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey


Wise words and dread warnings: making sense of (virtual) groups

Linda Perriton, University of York, York, UK, Michael Reynolds, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK


Organizing Networked Learning 

Anne-Marie Poorthuis, Stichting Eigentijdse Verbindingen, Kortenhoef, The Netherlands


Teachers' self and the lifelong learning transitions through networked learning experiences

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli, University of Venice - Interuniversity Center for Educational Research and Advanced Training, Venice, Italy


E-pedagogical design of a UK work-based learning programme

Claire Raistrick, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK


People in Personal Learning Networks: Analysing their Characteristics and Identifying Suitable Tools

Kamakshi Rajagopal, Steven Verjans, Peter Sloep, Open Universiteit, Heerlen, The Netherlands, Cristina Costa, University of Salford, Salford, UK


The spectacle and the placeholder: digital futures for reflective practices in higher education

Jen Ross, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK


Emerging Technologies and New Learning Ecologies: Learner's Perceptions of Learning in Open and Networked Environments

Mohsen Saadatmand, Kristiina Kumpulainen, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland


Issues in Internationalization of education: The case of a Danish Business School exporting a blended learning MBA program to developing countries.

Sandra Safwat, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark & IBSS, Copenhagen, Denmark, Ann Bygholm, Kirsten Jaeger, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark


Work-Based Networked Learning: a bottom-up approach to stimulate the professional development of teachers

Bieke Schreurs, Maarten De Laat, Open University of The Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands


A proposed model of a visual interaction analysis graph for studying educational interactions and their impact on learning within a technology enhanced learning environment

Arkendu Sen, Monash Unversity Sunway Campus, Selangor, Malaysia, Don Passey, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK


Teachers' experiences of using Learning Technology in Pakistan

Uzair Shah, Vivien Hodgson, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, Kiran Trehan, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Social Tools for Networked Learning: Current and Future Research Directions

Rory Sie, Adriana Berlanga, Peter Sloep, Kamakshi Rajagopal, Kees Pannekeet, Hendrik Drachsler, Soude Fazeli, Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Selection and adoption of communication technology in a distributed network

Mika Sihvonen, Joanna Kalalahti, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland


Reconceptualising space in networked learning

Susan. M. Smith, Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire, UK


What did the Romans ever do for us? 'Next generation' networks and hybrid learning resources

Elaine Thomas, Steve Walker, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Paul Richardson, JISC RSC Wales, University of Swansea, Swansea, UK


Combining collaboration spaces: Identifying patterns of tool use for decision-making in a networked learning environment

Kate Thompson, Nick Kelly, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia



The politics of the delete button: Interrupting online work-learning practices

Terrie Lynn Thompson, Athabasca University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Networked Curricula: Fostering transnational partnerships in open and distance education and blended learning

George Ubachs, EADTU, Heerlen, The Netherlands


Learning through network interaction: the potential of ego-networks

Asli Unlusoy, Mariette de Haan, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, Kevin Leander, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA


Blended problem-based learning: designing collaboration opportunities for unguided group research through the use of Web 2.0 tools

Richard Walker, University of York, York, N.Yorks, UK


Aggregate, then Curate: Digital learning champions and informational resources

Andrew Whitworth, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Fred Garnett, London Knowledge Lab, London, UK


Mobile Learning and Immutable Mobiles: using iPhones to support informal learning in craft breweries

Steven Wright, Gale Parchoma, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK



Measuring the Value of Online Communities and Networks of Practice for Business

Robin Yap, Phronetic International, Toronto, Canada, Joost Robben, Tulser, Maastricht, The Netherlands


Poster Number Poster Details


The Director's Story: iPads in the Directing Class

Jane Costello, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Canada & Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK


Developing a reflective practice in instructional design

Ioana Hartescu, SC SOFTWIN SRL, Bucharest, Romania & Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK


Communities of practice in the digital age. Managing communities with the use of social networking tools.

Violetta Pleshakova, European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany


Improving assessment practices - is there a place for online marking?

Claire Raistrick, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK


A networked learning-informed investigation of introducing blended simulation based medical education in a UK National Health Service context

Armineh Shahoumian, Gale Parchoma, Maria Zenios, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK.
Jackie Hanson, Mike Dickinson, Mark Pimblett, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Preston, UK


Appreciating networked learning: Value creation in practice

Daniel van Amersfoort, Femke Nijland, Maarten De Laat
RdMC, Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands


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