Emergent Learning

On this page I have collated some of the work I have done with colleagues, Roy Williams, Regina Karousou, Simone Gumtau and Jutta Pauschenwein (2010 – 2017) on emergent learning in open learning environments.

There are many posts on this blog which relate to this. Search the category “Emergent Learning” or search for “Footprints” for further information.

Key papers which relate to this work are:

Williams, R., Karousou, R. &  Mackness, J. (2011) Emergent Learning and Learning Ecologies in Web 2.0. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. Retrieved from – Special Issue: Connectivism – Design and Delivery of Social Networked Learning

Williams, R., Mackness, J. & Gumtau, S. (2012) Footprints of Emergence. Vol. 13, No. 4. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

Our open wiki – Footprints of Emergence – shares how our thinking developed and how we applied our ideas in practice. To view this wiki go to – http://footprintsofemergence.pbworks.com/

This wiki was originally on ‘Wikispaces’ but has been copied here since access to Wikispaces ceases in July of this year (2018).

Further Related Publications

Williams, R., Mackness, J. & Pauschenwein, J. (2015). Using visualization to understand transformations in learning and design in MOOCs. In: Further Higher Education Possibilities through Massive Open Online Courses. (Eds. Paula Peres & Anabela Mesquita). IGI Global. (see http://www.igi-global.com/chapter/using-visualization-to-understand-transformations-in-learning-and-design-in-moocs/137322).

Mackness, J. & Pauschenwein, J. (2016). Visualising structure and agency in a MOOC using the Footprints of Emergence framework. Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning.Lancaster.

Mackness, J. (2017). ‘Learners’ experiences in cMOOCs (2008-2016)’  PhD thesis Jenny Mackness PhD (Pub) 2017

Related Presentation

17-9-2014 Mackness, J. & Williams, R. Surfacing, sharing and valuing tacit knowledge. Keynote presentation.  13. ELearning Tag,  FH JOANNEUM, Graz, Austria. https://jennymackness.wordpress.com/2014/09/24/evaluating-open-learning-scenarios-keynote-presentation/