Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one another’s learning.
McConnell et al (2012) provides a pedagogic framework for networked learning which includes “six broad areas of pedagogy that need to be addressed when designing networked learning courses” (p. 8), they are:
- Openness in the educational process.
- Self-determined learning.
- A real purpose in the cooperative process.
Which includes the sentence “If learners have a real purpose in learning, they engage with the learning process in a qualitatively different way”.
- A supportive learning environment.
- Collaborative assessment of learning.
- Assessment and evaluation of the ongoing learning process.