Conference: Learning in Professional Networks

Alison Littlejohn: ‘A glimpse of the future: Networked Professional Learning‘

Professor Allison Littlejohn is Dean of Learning & Teaching in the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow UK and Professor of Education in the  School of Education.


She is a learning scientist, specialising in professional and digital learning. Her expertise is in applying educational theory and evidence to developing and evaluating complex interventions for professional learning which capitalise on the use of digital technologies. Her work has made contributions to the understanding of how people learn for work in diverse contexts and cultures across the Energy, Finance, Health, Education and International Development sectors. Professor Littlejohn has been awarded over 40 research grants funded by organisations including the Economic & Social Research Council, The European Commission, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Energy Institute, British Petroleum, the Higher Education Academy, Jisc, the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Scottish Funding Council.  Her research focuses on the role of professional learning in resolving global challenges and has been published as six books and over 200 articles.


Thomas Ryberg: ”Networked Learning and Professional Development – Challenges for Design and Education”


Thomas Ryberg is Professor of digital learning in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University(AAU), Denmark.


He is part of the research centre: “E-learning lab - Center for User Driven Innovation, Learning andDesign” ( His primary research interests are within the fields of Networked Learning, Problem Based Learning (PBL), Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). In particular, he is interested in Problem Based Learning, and how new media and technologies transform our ways of thinking about and designing for Networked and Hybrid Learning and professional development.


Nina Bonderup Dohn: ‘Designing for Networked Learning in Professional Development – what and why?‘

Nina Bonderup Dohn is Professor of Learning & ICT, Head of Centre for Learning Computational Thinking and Associate Chair at Danish Institute of Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark.


She holds a PhD in Learning Theory and a Higher Doctorate Degree in Applied Philosophy. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the International Networked Learning Conference. She currently holds a research grant from Independent Research Fund Denmark for the project Designing for situated knowledge in a world of change. Her research areas integrate epistemology, learning sciences, web communication, and technology-mediated learning, focusing on the role of tacit knowledge.


Yishay Mor: "A Pedagogical-Epistemic Domain Language for Networked Professional Learning"

Dr. Yishay Mor consults businesses, NGOs and educational institutions on the design, development, assimilation and dissemination of educational innovations.  Previously head of the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching at the Levinsky College of Education, Tel Aviv, educational design scientist at PAU Education, Barcelona, and senior lecturer at the Open University UK's Institute of Educational Technology.


His main areas of expertise are Learning Design, Educational Design Research, and teacher professional development - which are combined in his work on Design Inquiry of Learning and the Learning Design Studio. Dr. Mor has also explored the new possibilities opened up by social and mobile technologies for learning, and specifically the potential these have in developing contexts. In recent years, Dr. Mor has established himself as an expert on Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs). He led the Open Learning Design Studio MOOC, acted as advisor to several other MOOCs, and guest edited a special issue of eLearning papers on "MOOCs and beyond". At PAU Education, he designed and led the incubator programme of the Open Education Challenge, provided strategic consulting for the Open Education Europa portal, and led the MOOCs & Co initiative which provides guidance and support in educational innovation, from defining a strategy, through the design, development and evaluation of educational solutions.


The conference is offered by:


CUDiM, Arts,

Aarhus University

Nobelparken, Building 1483, Floor 6.