“Networked learning describes how people develop and maintain connections with each other, with technologies, and with information,
and how such connections affect their learning. … The difference between this and other books on the topic is that, to my knowledge, this is the only one to see the applications of networked learning in academic settings and its benefits for them. In my view, the author has succeeded in achieving the tacit goals of the book … .” (Mohammad Ali Salmani Nodoushan, British Journal of
Educational Technology, Vol. 46 (6), 2015)
“This book succeeds in providing both a comprehensive and a coherent account of the intersection of technology and higher education through the lens of networked learning. It is distinguished by its critical perspective, informed by a deep knowledge of the literature and of practice. Highly recommended.”
Laura Czerniewicz – Director OER-UCT, Associate professor University of Cape Town, RSA.
"A highly engaging, thoughtful, coherent overview of networked learning … full of sharp insights…Chris Jones has provided an insightful, broad-ranging and politically committed introduction to the field of networked learning. This book will be invaluable to people who are new to this field - researchers and teachers alike. It will also provide some food for thought for everyone who has grown up with this area. Treatment of core theoretical issues is well-judged and the book makes a convincing case for the educational importance of networked learning…Network learning deserves to be understood in its broader social, economic and political context. This book is replete with ideas the reader can use to engage in deep debates about the past and future of learning."
Peter Goodyear - Professor of Education at the University of Sydney. Co-director of the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo), Australian Laureate Fellow and a Senior Fellow of the ALTC.
“Along with all the noise and haste about every new technology and its potential use and impact on learning, there has been a steady research agenda on ‘networked learning’ that has remained focused on the concepts, values, and evidence associated with mediated interaction and learning. “Networked Learning” is written by one of the long-standing scholars and observers of technological change in teaching and learning, and in this volume Chris Jones provides a comprehensive view of networked learning, and learning in a networked age. Set against the backdrop of societal change, alternative technology and learning perspectives, and principles of network interaction, Jones shows how the network metaphor lends itself to uncovering and understanding contemporary learning practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for those new to this perspective on learning, and a must-cite reference for all engaged in exploring networked learning.”
Caroline Haythornthwaite - Director and Professor at SLAIS, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia, Canada.
“The ambition in this book is what makes it so important: it engages with complex and sometimes disparate fields of study, and manages to offer a coherent and developed perspective on learning. The strong historical grounding, the breadth of conceptual work and the pragmatic proposals for future research mark this book out as both timely and significant. It stands as an important moment in the development of this field of study.”
Martin Oliver - Professor of Education and Technology and Head of the Learning Technologies Unit, London Knowledge Lab, The Institute Of Education, UCL, London, UK