Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2015 Archive

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Analysing online and place-based spaces for networked learning

6 May 2015

A Research on Learning and Educational Innovation seminar

Twenty years of research and development in networked learning has created a robust body of theory and evidence about relations between technology, knowledge and learners. Most of this research has been, however, in higher education and in workplace settings, with relatively little data gathered from other types of learning spaces. As technology evolves and becomes more pervasive, and new mobile devices, media habits and social networking practices emerge, attention to other types of (formal and informal) spaces for networked learning becomes necessary. There is also an increased need for analytical tools to support educational designers cope with the complexity of these emerging assemblages of people, things, ideas and experiences.

This seminar discusses analysis and design for networked learning, presenting some of the ideas in The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks (Carvalho & Goodyear 2014), and work developed in the Laureate Program of Professor Peter Goodyear. It illustrates how the activity-centered analysis and design (ACAD) framework was used as the basis for analysing relations between the educational design and the activity of participants in three very distinct learning networks. The three examples comprise one formal and two informal learning networks.

This seminar will be live online at

Event details

  • When: 11am–12.30pm

  • Where:

    Room 612, Education Building A35

  • Cost: Free

  • Contact:

    Sadhbh Warren

    T: 9351 2612


  • More info: Arrive 10.45am for refreshments
  • Speaker:

    Lucila Carvalho is a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Research on Computer Supported Learning and Cognition (CoCo) at the University of Sydney. She works on Professor Peter Goodyear’s Laureate Fellowship program: "Learning, technology and design: architectures for productive networked learning". Her PhD research investigated the sociology of learning in/about design, and ways of practically implementing sociological principles into eLearning design. She developed the Design Studio within Sydney's Powerhouse Museum as an eLearning environment for experiencing design. Lucila has studied and carried out research in Australia, New Zealand, UK and Brazil. She has presented her work at various international conferences in the fields of education, sociology, systemic functional linguistics, design and software engineering. She was co-editor of The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks (Routledge, 2014) and the forthcoming book Place-based Spaces for Networked Learning.

Analysing online and place-based spaces for networked learning


Education Building A35

Room 612


6 May 2015

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