The secret work of Wikipedia editors

Today marks a worldwide campaign to expand the number of women represented in Wikipedia and to increase the number of women who are Wikipedia editors. Last year we* worked with Melissa Highton to research how people learn to become Wikipedia editors. With the emergence of social media sites like Wikipedia there has been a range of new roles and responsibilities associated with knowledge creation.…

Safety Science: Special Issue on Learning From Incidents

This is a call for papers: Special issue of Safety Science on Learning from Incidents Guest Editors Professor Neville Stanton, University of Southampton, UK n.stanton@soton.ac.uk Dr Anoush Margaryan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK  anoush.margaryan@gcu.ac.uk Professor Allison Littlejohn, Open University, UK Allison.littlejohn@open.ac.uk The ability to learn from incidents it essential for safety in all organisations, industries, regulatory bodies and policy makers. Safety…

#MOOC certification, completion, and measures of success

In April 2015 am participating in a panel session at #OER15 led by @YishayMor and Laia Canals.  MOOCs enable new forms of organisation mediated by digital technology. However, governments, universities, educators and even learners still apply conventional metrics around learning, assessment, completion which limits the potential of #MOOCs. MOOC providers seem to be concerned with completion rates –…

Interdisciplinary volume on Technology-enhanced professional learning

We are about to  interdisciplinary volume “Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning: Processes, practices, and tools“. The book is by Routledge in November 2013.   Co-edited by Professor Allison Littlejohn and Dr Anoush Margaryan of the Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, the book integrates contributions from a range of leading scholars from ten different countries (UK, US, Australia, Estonia,…