Networked Professional Learning: An Introduction

  • Allison LittlejohnEmail author
  • Jimmy Jaldemark
  • Emmy Vrieling-Teunter
  • Femke Nijland
Part of the Research in Networked Learning book series (RINL)


People worldwide are facing global challenges that are transforming the world of work (Jakupec & Garrick, 2000). There is an urgent need to take action to reduce inequality by making high-quality healthcare available for everyone, to improve global security through enhanced forms of crisis management, to extend employment through improved schooling and to enable economic opportunity and social mobility through increased access to higher education (World Economic Forum, 2016).


Networked professional learning Informal learning Teacher education Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allison Littlejohn
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jimmy Jaldemark
    • 2
  • Emmy Vrieling-Teunter
    • 3
  • Femke Nijland
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Social SciencesUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Department of EducationMid Sweden UniversitySundsvallSweden
  3. 3.Welten Institute, Research Centre for Learning, Teaching, and TechnologyOpen University of the NetherlandsHeerlenThe Netherlands

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