© 2020

Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning

  • Nina Bonderup Dohn
  • Petar Jandrić
  • Thomas Ryberg
  • Maarten de Laat
  • Includes extensively peer-reviewed contributions that engage in current dialogues

  • Provides evidence of the continuing importance of the field of Networked Learning to counter less critical trends in educational technology

  • Highlights the nature of learning and interaction as an important characteristic sought out by researchers and practitioners in the field


Part of the Research in Networked Learning book series (RINL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Aspects of Mobility for Networked Learning in a Global World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Bronwen Swinnerton, Taryn Coop, Mariya Ivancheva, Laura Czerniewicz, Neil P. Morris, Rebecca Swartz et al.
      Pages 19-34
  3. Use and Misuse of Algorithms and Learning Analytics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Marc Esteve Del Valle, Anatoliy Gruzd, Priya Kumar, Sarah Gilbert
      Pages 51-68
  4. Understanding and Empowering Learners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Benjamin A. Kehrwald, Brendan P. Bentley
      Pages 103-115
    3. Patrick Carmichael, Frances Tracy
      Pages 117-135
    4. Andrew Whitworth, Lee Webster
      Pages 137-153
    5. Nina Bonderup Dohn, Thomas Ryberg, Maarten de Laat, Petar Jandrić
      Pages 193-213
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 215-223

About this book


The chapters in this book are based on selected peer reviewed research papers presented at the 11th biennial Networked Learning Conference (NLC) 2018 held in Zagreb and were chosen as exemplars of cutting edge research on networked learning. The chapters are organized into three main sections: 1) Aspects of mobility for Networked Learning in a global world, 2) Use and misuse of algorithms and learning analytics, 3) Understanding and empowering learners. The three main sections are flanked by chapters which introduce and reflect on Networked Learning as epistemic practice. The concluding chapter draws out perspectives from the chapters and discusses emerging issues.


The book focuses on the nature of learning and interactions as an important characteristic sought out by researchers and practitioners in this field.


Political and ethical issues in learning Aspects of mobility for Networked Learning in a global world Use and misuse of algorithms and learning analytics Data literacy and politicised inquiry Sociocultural learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Nina Bonderup Dohn
    • 1
  • Petar Jandrić
    • 2
  • Thomas Ryberg
    • 3
  • Maarten de Laat
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Design and CommunicationUniversity of Southern DenmarkKoldingDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Informatics & ComputingZagreb University of Applied SciencesZagrebCroatia
  3. 3.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  4. 4.Learning, Teaching & CurriculumUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning
  • Editors Nina Bonderup Dohn
    Petar Jandrić
    Thomas Ryberg
    Maarten de Laat
  • Series Title Research in Networked Learning
  • Series Abbreviated Title Research Networked Learning
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-36910-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-36913-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-36911-8
  • Series ISSN 2570-4524
  • Series E-ISSN 2570-4532
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 223
  • Number of Illustrations 4 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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“This book gives a coherent, thorough and up-to-date account on research in networked learning. The volume is well structured in three parts, focusing on mobility for networked learning in a global world, use and misuse of algorithms and learning analytics, and empowering learners. Within this structure, individual chapters address an amount of interesting issues such as the changing landscape of higher education, Learning in the wild, and cognitive load in networked learning. Two chapters, serving as, respectively, intro and outro to the body of the book, present an analysis from with-in on how networked learning have developed into a field of research and practice. The concluding chapter explicates and discusses insights concerning the central themes of the book and uses these insights to point forward at emerging foci within the field of networked learning.” (Ann Bygholm, Professor, E-learning Lab, Aalborg University, Denmark)

“This book is an essential collection for anyone interested in networked learning. It manages to combine a broad coverage of the main areas of interest, with an in-depth, critical analysis of the topics. Through chapters examining unbundling in higher education, analytics and the role of the learner in networks the key issues not just in networked learning but higher education more broadly are given thoughtful treatment. The introductory and concluding chapters provide a historical and critical reflection on the field of networked learning, which provides much needed longitudinal context to a field that frequently suffers from amnesia.” (Martin Weller, Professor, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK)