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

Miller, Faye, Partridge, Helen, Bruce, Christine, and Hemmings, Brian (2017) Designing informal learning experiences for early career academics using a knowledge ecosystem model. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41 (5). pp. 692-705.

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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.

Item ID: 53392
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1469-9486
Keywords: early career academics; informal learning; developmental networking; knowledge ecosystem
Funders: Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Projects and Grants: QUT write-up scholarship
Date Deposited: 03 May 2018 01:30
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080703 Human Information Behaviour @ 50%
08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0807 Library and Information Studies > 080709 Social and Community Informatics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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