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.…

Learning through daily work: professional learning as a form of self-improvement

  Colin Milligan, Anoush Margaryan, Pia Fontana, George Littlejohn and I carried out a study exploring how finance professionals  self-regulate their learning through day-to-day work. Professional learning is a critical component of ongoing improvement and innovation and the adoption of new practices in the workplace. Professional learning is often achieved through learning embedded in everyday work…

#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 –…

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COLLECTIVE LEARNING: Learning in the workplace There are various forms of learning that professionals may engage in throughout their work – formal and informal, structured and non-structured, on-the-job or off-the-job. In our group, one of the strands of research is focused specifically on informal, on-the-job learning that takes place through participation in daily work and…