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Vivien Hodgson is visiting eLearing Lab

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Dr Vivien Hodgson

Professor of Networked Management Learning Director of MA in Management Learning and Leadership (MAMLL) Lancaster University Management School Lancaster, UK http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/dml/profiles/vivien-hodgson/

Vivien Hodgson is a visiting Chair at e-Learning Lab.  She is from Lancaster University Management School where she was Head of the Department of Management Learning and Leadership from 2006 – 2010. Vivien has co-ordinated and participated in many ‘e-learning’ research projects and in the evaluation of development projects in both Europe and Latin America. This work has included colleagues from Aalborg on several occasions.

Between 1995 and 1998 she was seconded to the Socrates programme of the European Commission in Brussels where she was responsible for the Open and Distance Learning (Socrates) Action. She is the co-editor of a new book series on networked learning and recently stood down as the co-chair of the international bi-annual conference series ‘Networked Learning’ which was hosted at Aalborg in 2010. She co-edited with Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld and David McConnell a book based on papers presented at the Aalborg conference called Exploring the Theory, Pedagogy and Practice of Networked Learning.

Her research interests are in networked learning, the learner’s experience of learning and the design of learning opportunities from a critical pedagogy and constructionist perspective. This includes an interest in the way information and communication technology can be co-opted or gets appropriated into critical pedagogies and open learning designs.
She has written extensively on collaborative approaches to learning and the importance of dialogue and critical reflection in the design and process of networked learning. She is interested in how theoretical debates that exist, together with changes and advances in information and communications technology impact on the nature, design and experience of learning. These interests include exploring ideas about the way experiences of relational dialogue  and emotions contributes to the construction of  learner’s online identity, what we learn about ourselves and how we view knowledge and our position in the world.

Vivien is very much looking forward to extending and further building  on her working relationships with colleagues from ELL.

Further information about Professor Hodgson including her publications is available at; http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/dml/profiles/vivien-hodgson/


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