Learning networks, crowds and communities

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

13 Scopus citations


Who we learn from, where and when is dramatically affected by the reach of the Internet. From learning for formal education to learning for pleasure, we look to the web early and often for our data and knowledge needs, but also for places and spaces where we can collaborate, contribute to, and create learning and knowledge communities. Based on the keynote presentation given at the first Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference held in 2011 in Banff, Alberta, this paper explores a social network perspective on learning with reference to social network principles and studies by the author. The paper explores the ways a social network perspective can be used to examine learning, with attention to the structure and dynamics of online learning networks, and emerging configurations such as online crowds and communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLAK'11 - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK'11 - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: Feb 27 2011Mar 1 2011

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Other1st International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, LAK'11
CityBanff, AB


  • Education
  • Learning analytics
  • Online learning
  • Social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


Dive into the research topics of 'Learning networks, crowds and communities'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this