Technology, Knowledge and Learning

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 269–273 | Cite as

Review of: Hodgson et al. (2014) The Design, Experience and Practice of Networked

  • Peter Goodyear

Author(s) and Contents of the Book

This book draws together a selection of outstanding papers from the 8th biennial Networked Learning Conference, held in 2012 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The editors—Vivien Hodgson, Maarten de Laat, David McConnell, and Thomas Ryberg—are well known, within Europe and more widely, as leading figures in the field of research and development that has emerged in the last 15 years or so under the name ‘networked learning’. Indeed, Hodgson and McConnell are among the originators of this field, which focuses on researching situations in which people learn in collaboration with others, with much or all of their interaction being mediated through network technologies (Steeples and Jones 2002; Goodyear 2014).

Conference proceedings can be of uneven quality and sometimes offer an unsatisfactory sampling of contemporary work. This is not the case here. The editors have been able to select from among strong papers, which authors have revised in light of...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CoCo, Faculty of Education and Social WorkUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia

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