Jon Dron

Jon Dron is a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, Mathematical & Information Sciences, at the University of Brighton, UK. As well as teaching a range of subjects, he is currently the head of learning environments for his school. His Ph.D. thesis was on self-organization in networked learning environments, and he holds a Postgraduate Certificate in teaching and learning in higher education, a Master's Degree in information systems and a BA in philosophy. He is a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He has published over 40 refereed articles on the subject of e-learning, and written several well-known e-learning applications.

Publications

From Chaos Towards Sense: A Learner-Centric Narrative Virtual Learning Space
Torsten Reiners, Lincoln C. Wood, Jon Dron. © 2015. 17 pages.
Throughout educational settings there are a range of open-focused learning activities along with those that are much more closed and structured. The plethora of...
From Chaos Towards Sense: A Learner-Centric Narrative Virtual Learning Space
Torsten Reiners, Lincoln C. Wood, Jon Dron. © 2014. 17 pages.
Throughout educational settings there are a range of open-focused learning activities along with those that are much more closed and structured. The plethora of...
How the Crowd Can Teach
Jon Dron, Terry Anderson. © 2011. 17 pages.
Understanding the affordances, effectiveness and applicability of new media in multiple contexts is usually a slow and evolving process with many failed...
Self-Organization in Social Software for Learning
Jon Dron. © 2010. 9 pages.
The Internet has long been touted as an answer to the needs of adult learners, providing a wealth of resources and the means to communicate in many ways with many...
Self-Organization in Social Software for Learning
Jon Dron. © 2009. 6 pages.
The Internet has long been touted as an answer to the needs of adult learners, providing a wealth of resources and the means to communicate in many ways with many...
How the Crowd Can Teach
Jon Dron, Terry Anderson. © 2009. 17 pages.
Understanding the affordances, effectiveness and applicability of new media in multiple contexts is usually a slow and evolving process with many failed...
Control and Constraint in E-Learning: Choosing When to Choose
Jon Dron. © 2007. 366 pages.
Every learner is on a trajectory, an individual path that involves choices about what to do next in order to learn, choices that are bounded by intrinsic and...
Introducing Concepts
Jon Dron. © 2007. 17 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
From Transactional Distance to Transactional Control
Jon Dron. © 2007. 22 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Making Choices: The Need for Teachers
Jon Dron. © 2007. 17 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
All About Constraints
Jon Dron. © 2007. 20 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Scale
Jon Dron. © 2007. 20 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Transactional Control in Traditional Institutional Learning
Jon Dron. © 2007. 19 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Electronic Publication
Jon Dron. © 2007. 20 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Finding Good Stuff
Jon Dron. © 2007. 22 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Asynchronous Communication
Jon Dron. © 2007. 28 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Synchronous Discussion
Jon Dron. © 2007. 19 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Integrated Tools and Environments
Jon Dron. © 2007. 19 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Social Software and E-Learning
Jon Dron. © 2007. 20 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Design Principles for Social Software in E-Learning
Jon Dron. © 2007. 23 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Social Software in E-Learning: Beyond Blogs and Wikis
Jon Dron. © 2007. 23 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Problems with Social Software for E-Learning
Jon Dron. © 2007. 16 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Potential Futures of E-Learning
Jon Dron. © 2007. 19 pages.
This book offers an exploration of the ways that a learning trajectory is determined, and, in particular, how an online learning environment can affect that...
Self-Organizing Networked Learning Environments
Jon Dron. © 2005. 5 pages.
The Internet has long been touted as an answer to the needs of adult learners, providing a wealth of resources and the means to communicate in many ways with many...
Evolving Learning in the Stuff Swamp
Jon Dron, Chris Boyne, Richard Mitchell. © 2003. 18 pages.
This chapter describes the theory, background and some uses of CoFIND (Collaborative Filter in N Dimensions), a Web-based database of learning resources which is...