Learning, technology and design: Architectures for productive networked learning
Between 2012 and 2015 I had the privilege of being one of ten researchers working on a five year project, led by Professor Peter Goodyear, to create a framework for explaining the architecture of productive learning networks. The aim of the project was to identify the structural elements of successful networks, and to use the resulting framework to create and test improved methods and tools for the analysis and design of specific instances of productive networked learning. In doing so, our aim was to demonstrate methods for integrating information from ongoing learning activities, with research-based evidence about learning, in order to provide tailored, real-time support and guidance to all those involved. Within this team I worked on a number of projects including multimodal studies of learner activity, case studies of online learning networks and observational studies of place-base learning activity.