Conclusion: Mobility, Data and Learner Agency in Networked Learning

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


The aim of this chapter is to draw out insights concerning the central themes of the book, i.e. the themes of mobility, data and learner agency in networked learning. In the first section, we present an overview of the book’s chapters. We point out how the book’s three sections and the chapters that comprise them deal with one (or more) of the themes. This serves to highlight different contemporary takes of the networked learning community on the themes. We further highlight that the book’s ‘intro’ and ‘outro’ chapters pinpoint networked learning research practice. Between them, the chapters thus provide a characterization of the field of networked learning today, as seen through the lens of the book’s three themes. In the second section of the conclusion, we identify a set of issues emerging out of the community’s work with these themes: Demarcation and characterisation of the field of networked learning, the socio-material turn and evolving forms of networked learning design and assessment.


Mobility Data Learner agency Networked learning Socio-material turn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Design and CommunicationUniversity of Southern DenmarkKoldingDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Communication and PsychologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark
  3. 3.Learning, Teaching & Curriculum, University of WollongongWollongongAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Informatics and ComputingZagreb University of Applied SciencesZagrebCroatia

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