Designing informal learning experiences for early career academics using a knowledge ecosystem model

Faye Miller, Helen Partridge, Christine Bruce, Brian Hemmings

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Abstract

This article presents a 'knowledge ecosystem' model of how early career academics experience using information to learn while building their social networks for developmental purposes. Developed using grounded theory methodology, the model offers a way of conceptualising how to empower early career academics through (1) agency (individual and relational) and (2) facilitation of personalised informal learning (design of physical and virtual systems and environments) in spaces where developmental relationships are formed, including programmes, courses, events, community, home and social media. It is suggested that the knowledge ecosystem model is suitable for use in designing informal learning experiences for early career academics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)692-705
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Further and Higher Education
Volume41
Issue number5
Early online date17 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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