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Dr Rebecca Ferguson

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Professional biography

Rebecca is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University in the UK, and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her primary research interests are educational futures and how people learn together online. She supervises doctoral students in both these areas.

Research interests

Rebecca is an executive member of the Society for Learning Analytics Research and a leading member of the international learning analytics community. Her work has been influential in shaping the field, supporting implementation across Europe, and promoting a focus on social learning analytics. She has been invited to lead events in this area on five continents, including several associated with her work as principal investigator on the European Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) and on LAEP, a project that helped European policymakers to set out an agenda for high-quality and stimulating ways of learning and teaching through the use of learning analytics.

Rebecca has been a pedagogic adviser to the FutureLearn MOOC platform since its foundation, supporting its development of conversational learning.  Her extensive experience of MOOC development and evaluation provides a firm basis for her research on learning at scale. She is one of the coordinators of the FutureLearn Academic Network, linking academics from over 110 partner institutions around the world and helping to develop a focused research agenda. In particular, she focuses on developing the next generation of researchers in this field, and organises an annual conference event that brings together postgraduate students from universities around the world.

Rebecca is lead author on Innovating Pedagogy 2017. This highly cited series of high-profile annual reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment in order to guide educators and policy makers around the world.

Rebecca worked for several years as a researcher and educator on the Schome project, focused on educational futures. She was the research lead on the SocialLearn online learning platform, and learning analytics lead on the Open Science Lab (Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year: THE Awards 2014).

Rebecca's most recent book, Augmented Education, was published by Palgrave in spring 2014. For more details, see her blog at http://r3beccaf.wordpress.com/

Orcid ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8566-8231

Learning analytics leadership

Programme Chair: LAK18, Sydney, Australia

Executive member: Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR)

Principal investigator on LACE, the learning analytics community exchange, an EU-funded FP7 project.

Principal investigator on LAEP (learning analytics for European educational policy) a European JRC-funded project

Chair, European Expert Workshop Learning Analytics, Amsterdam, March 2016

Associate editor: Journal of Learning Analytics

Practitioner track chair, LAK 2016, Edinburgh

Keynote speaker: LASI-Spain, Bilbao, June 2016

Co-chair LACE SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, October 2015

Co-chair: LACE SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, October 2014

Co-chair: 2nd International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics, Indianapolis, USA, March 2014

Co-chair: Learning Analytics Summer Institute LASI@MK 2014

Co-chair: 1st International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics, Leuven, April 2013

Workshops chair: LAK 2012, Vancouver, 2012

Co-chair: UK SoLAR Flare, The Open University, Milton Keynes, November 2012

Keynote speaker: SoLAR Southern Flare, University of Technology Sydney, November 2012

 

 

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Children and Young People Research GroupGroupFaculty of Health and Social Care
Computers and Learning Research Group (CALRG)GroupInstitute of Educational Technology
CREET: Language and Literacies Research ClusterClusterFaculty of Education and Language Studies
Hypermedia Discourse GroupGroupKnowledge Media Institute

Publications

Dimensions of personalisation in technology-enhanced learning: a framework and implications for design (2017)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Kucirkova, Natalia; Jones, Ann; Cross, Simon; Ferguson, Rebecca; Herodotou, Christothea; Hillaire, Garron and Scanlon, Eileen
British Journal of Educational Technology ((In press))
Examining the designs of computer-based assessment and its impact on student engagement, satisfaction, and pass rates (2017)
Nguyen, Quan; Rienties, Bart; Toetenel, Lisette; Ferguson, Rebecca and Whitelock, Denise
Computers in Human Behavior ((Early Access))
Developing a strategic approach to MOOCs (2016-12-28)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Scanlon, Eileen and Harris, Lisa
Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2016, Article 21(1)
增强学习的可能性与挑战 [Possibilities and challenges of augmented learning] (2016-05)
Ferguson, Rebecca
Distance Education in China, 6 (pp. 5-13)
创新教学报告2015 —探索教学、学习与评价的新形式 [Innovating Pedagogy 2015] (2016-04-23)
Sharples, M.; Adams, A.; Alozie, N.; Ferguson, R.; FitzGerald, E.; Gaved, M.; McAndrew, P.; Means, B.; Remold, J.; Rienties, B.; Roschelle, J.; Vogt, K.; Whitelock, D. and Yarnall, L.
开放学习研究 [Open Learning] (2016.1) (pp. 1-18)
Guest Editorial: Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics (2016-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Hoel, Tore; Scheffel, Maren and Drachsler, Hendrik
Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(1) (pp. 5-15)
Consistent Commitment: Patterns of Engagement across Time in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) (2015-12)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Clow, Doug
Journal of Learning Analytics, 2(3) (pp. 55-80)
Editorial: Learning design, teacher inquiry into student learning and learning analytics: a call for action (2015-03)
Mor, Yishay; Ferguson, Rebecca and Wasson, Barbara
British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(2) (pp. 221-229)
Setting learning analytics in context: overcoming the barriers to large-scale adoption (2015-02)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Macfadyen, Leah P.; Clow, Doug; Tynan, Belinda; Alexander, Shirley and Dawson, Shane
Journal of Learning Analytics, 1(3) (pp. 120-144)
Pre-teens' informal learning with ICT and Web 2.0 (2015)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Faulkner, Dorothy; Whitelock, Denise and Sheehy, Kieron
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 24(2) (pp. 247-265)
MOOCs 2030:大规模开放学习的未来展望 (2015)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Sharples, Mike and Beale, Russell
Journal of Beijing Open University(6) (pp. 19-24)
Towards teacher-led design inquiry of learning (2014-01)
Emin-Martinez, Valerie; Hansen, Cecilie; Rodríguez Triana, María Jesūs; Wasson, Barbara; Mor, Yishay; Dascalu, Mihai; Ferguson, Rebecca and Pernin, Jean-Philippe
eLearning Papers(36)
Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art (2013-12)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Rebecca; Adams, Anne; Gaved, Mark; Mor, Yishay and Thomas, Rhodri
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 5(4) (pp. 43-58)
Death of an avatar: implications of presence for learners and educators in virtual worlds (2012-09-14)
Ferguson, Rebecca
Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, 4(2) (pp. 137-152)
Distributed cognition in a virtual world (2012-02)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
Language and Education, 26(2) (pp. 151-167)
Distributed cognition in virtual worlds (2012)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
Language and Education, 26(2) (pp. 151-167)
Finding and reusing learning materials with multimedia similarity search and social networks (2012)
Little, Suzanne; Ferguson, Rebecca and Rüger, Stefan
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 21(2) (pp. 255-271)
Social learning analytics (2012)
Buckingham Shum, Simon and Ferguson, Rebecca
Journal of Educational Technology and Society, 15(3) (pp. 3-26)
Learning analytics: drivers, developments and challenges (2012)
Ferguson, Rebecca
International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(5/6) (pp. 304-317)
Meaningful learning and creativity in virtual worlds (2011-12)
Ferguson, Rebecca
Thinking Skills and Creativity, 6(3) (pp. 169-178)
Use of Questions to Facilitate Social Learning in a Web 2.0 Environment (2011-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca
Revista de Universidad y Sociedad del Conocimiento (RUSC), 8(1) (pp. 316-327)
Peer interaction: the experience of distance students at university level (2010-12)
Ferguson, R.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 26(6) (pp. 574-584)
Improvable objects and attached dialogue: new literacy practices employed by learners to build knowledge together in asynchronous settings (2010-05-31)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Whitelock, Denise and Littleton, Karen
Digital Culture & Education, 2(1) (pp. 103-123)
A learning community for teens on a virtual island - The Schome Park Teen Second Life Pilot project (2009-06)
Gillen, Julia; Twining, Peter; Ferguson, Rebecca; Butters, Oliver; Clough, Gill; Gaved, Mark; Peachey, Anna; Seamans, Dan and Sheehy, Kieron
eLearning Papers, 2009(15) (www.elearningpapers.eu)
Learning in the Panopticon: ethical and social issues in building a virtual educational environment (2008)
Sheehy, K.; Ferguson, R. and Clough, G.
International Journal of Social Science. Special Edition: Virtual Reality in Distance Education, 2(2) (pp. 25-32)
Augmented education: bringing real and virtual learning together (2014-05-01)
Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill
Digital Education and Learning
ISBN : 978-1137342812 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
MOOCs 2030: a future for massive open online learning (2015-06-23)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Sharples, Mike and Beale, Russell
In: Bonk, Curtis J.; Lee, Mimi M.; Reeves, Thomas C. and Reynolds, Thomas H. eds. MOOCs and Open Education around the World (pp. 315-326)
ISBN : http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138807402/ | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Taking on different roles: how educators position themselves in MOOCs (2014)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Whitelock, Denise
In: Rensing, Christopher; de Freitas, Sara; Ley, Tobias and Muñoz-Merino, Pedro J. eds. Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (8719) (pp. 562-563)
ISBN : 978-3-319-11199-5 | Publisher : Springer International Publishing | Published : Cham
The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community (2013)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Gillen, Julia; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Childs, Mark and Peachey, Anna eds. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds. Human-Computer Interaction Series (pp. 83-100)
ISBN : 978-1-4471-5369-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London
Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral in a virtual world: exploring the schommunity (2012-10-18)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Clough, Gill; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Merchant, Guy; Gillen, Julia; Marsh, Jackie and Davies, Julia eds. Virtual Literacies: Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People . Routledge Research in Education (pp. 190-207)
ISBN : 978-0-415-89960-4 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Towards a social learning space for open educational resources (2012-03)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In: Collaborative Learning 2.0: Open Educational Resources (pp. 309-327)
ISBN : 9781466603004 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey, PA
Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral on a virtual island (2012)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Merchant, Guy; Gillen, Julia; Marsh, Jackie and Davies, Julia eds. Virtual Literacies: Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People. Routledge Research in Education (84) (pp. 190-207)
ISBN : 9780415899604 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : New York, Abingdon
Introduction: challenging education in virtual worlds (2010-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Sheehy, Kieron and Clough, Gill
In: Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill eds. Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
ISBN : 978-1-60876-261-3 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Hauppauge, N.Y
Breaking down the barriers (2010-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Sheehy, Kieron
In: Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill eds. Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
ISBN : 978-1-60876-261-3 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Hauppauge, N.Y
Heritage and the recent and contemporary past (2010-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Harrison, Rodney and Weinbren, Daniel
In: Benton, Tim ed. Understanding Heritage and Memory (pp. 277-315)
ISBN : 9780719081538 | Publisher : Manchester University Press | Published : Manchester, UK
Virtual worlds are authentic sites for learning (2010)
Clough, Gill and Ferguson, Rebecca
In: Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill eds. Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
ISBN : 978-1-60876-261-3 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Hauppauge, N.Y.
Technologies in use: How context and design drive their effects (2009-05)
Thorpe, Mary; Godwin, Steve and Ferguson, Rebecca
In: Bernath, Ulrich; Szücs, András; Tait, Alan and Vidal, Martine eds. Distance and E-learning in Transition: Learning innovation, technology and social challenges (pp. 595-606)
ISBN : 9781848211322 | Publisher : ISTE | Published : London
Educational inclusion and new technologies (2008)
Sheehy, Kieron and Ferguson, Rebecca
In: Scott, Thomas B. and Livingston, James I. eds. Leading-Edge Educational Technology (pp. 159-176)
ISBN : 978-1-60456-035-0 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : New York
Practitioner Track Proceedings of the 6th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK16) (2016-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Sharkey, Mike and Mirriahi, Negin eds.
Publisher : Society for Learning Analytics Research (SoLAR) | Published : Edinburgh, UK
Journal of learning analytics Vol 3, No 1: Special section on ethics and privacy in learning analytics (2016-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Hoel, Tore; Scheffel, Maren and Drachsler, Hendrik eds.
Publisher : UTS ePress | Published : Sydney, Australia
Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education (2010-01)
Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill eds.
ISBN : 978-1-60876-261-3 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Hauppauge, N.Y.
Beyond failure: the 2nd LAK Failathon (2017-03-13)
Clow, Doug; Ferguson, Rebecca; Kitto, Kirsty; Cho, Yong-Sang; Sharkey, Mike and Aguerrebere, Cecilia
In : LAK17 Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (13 - 17 March 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (pp. 504-505)
Beyond Failure: The 2nd LAK Failathon Poster (2017-03-13)
Clow, Doug; Ferguson, Rebecca; Kitto, Kirsty; Cho, Yong-Sang; Sharkey, Mike and Aguerrebere, Cecilia
In : LAK17 Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (13 - 17 March 2017, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) (pp. 540-541)
Where is the evidence? A call to action for learning analytics (2017-03-13)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Clow, Doug
In : LAK17 Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (13 - 17 March 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada) (pp. 56-65)
Learning Analytics: Visions of the Future (2016-04-28)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Brasher, Andrew; Clow, Doug; Griffiths, Dai and Drachsler, Hendrik
In : 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference (25-29 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland)
What Can Analytics Contribute to Accessibility in e-Learning Systems and to Disabled Students’ Learning? (2016-04-25)
Cooper, Martyn; Ferguson, Rebecca and Wolff, Annika
In : 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference (25-29 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland) (pp. 99-103)
LAK Failathon (2016-04-25)
Clow, Doug; Ferguson, Rebecca; Macfadyen, Leah; Prinsloo, Paul and Slade, Sharon
In : 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference (25-29 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland) (pp. 509-511)
Ethical and Privacy Issues in the Design of Learning Analytics Applications (2016-04-25)
Drachsler, Hendrik; Hoel, Tore; Cooper, Adam; Kismihók, Gábor; Berg, Alan; Scheffel, Maren; Chen, Weiqin and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference (25-29 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland) (pp. 492-493)
Learning at Scale: Using an Evidence Hub To Make Sense of What We Know (2016-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Learning at Scale 2016 (25-26 April, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Making the Production of Learning at Scale more Open and Flexible (2016)
Papathoma, Tina; Ferguson, Rebecca; Littlejohn, Allison and Coe, Angela
In : Learning at Scale 2016 (25-26 April, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland) (pp. 273-276)
Learning Analytics Community Exchange: Evidence Hub (2016)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Clow, Doug
In : 6th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) Conference (25-29 April, 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland)
Moving through MOOCS: pedagogy, learning design and patterns of engagement (2015-11-26)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Clow, Doug; Beale, Russell; Cooper, Alison J; Morris, Neil; Bayne, Siân and Woodgate, Amy
In : EC-TEL 2015: Tenth European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (16–17 September 2015, Toledo, Spain) (pp. 70-84)
Ethical and privacy issues in the application of learning analytics (2015-03-16)
Drachsler, Hendrik; Cooper, Adam; Hoel, Tore; Ferguson, Rebecca; Berg, Alan; Scheffel, Maren; Kismihók, Gábor; Manderveld, Jocelyn and Chen, Weiqin
In : 5th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK15): Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact (16-20 March 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA)
Correlations between automated rhetorical analysis and tutors’ grades on student essays (2015-03)
Simsek, Duygu; Sandor, Agnes; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Ferguson, Rebecca; De Liddo, Anna and Whitelock, Denise
In : 5th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK15): Scaling Up: Big Data to Big Impact (16-20 March 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA) (pp. 355-359)
Examining engagement: analysing learner subpopulations in massive open online courses (MOOCs) (2015-03)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Clow, Doug
In : 5th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK15) (16–20 March 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA)
Learning analytics: European perspectives (2015-03)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Cooper, Adam; Drachsler, Hendrik; Kismihók, Gábor; Boyer, Anne; Tammets, Kairit and Martínez Monés, Alejandra
In : 5th International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK15) (16-20 March 2015, Poughkeepsie, NY, USA )
Setting learning analytics in context: overcoming the barriers to large-scale adoption (2014-03-22)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Clow, Doug; Macfadyen, Leah; Essa, Alfred; Dawson, Shane and Alexander, Shirley
In : LAK '14 Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference 2014 (24-28 March 2014, Indianapolis, IN, USA) (pp. 251-253)
Visual analytics of academic writing (2014)
Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; De Liddo, Anna; Ferguson, Rebecca and Sándor, Ágnes
In : 4th International Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (24-28 March 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana) (pp. 265-266)
Innovative pedagogy at massive scale: teaching and learning in MOOCs (2014)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Sharples, Mike
In : 9th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2014): Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities (16-19 September 2014, Graz, Austria) (pp. 98-111)
Towards an integrated model of teacher inquiry into student learning, learning design and learning analytics (2013-10)
Hansen, Cecilie; Emin, Valérie; Wasson, Barbara; Mor, Yishay; Rodríguez-Triana, María Jesús; Dascalu, Mihai; Ferguson, Rebecca and Pernin, Jean-Philippe
In : EC-TEL 2013 Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (17 - 21 September 2013, Paphos (Cyprus)) (pp. 605-606)
An evaluation of learning analytics to identify exploratory dialogue in online discussions (2013-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Wei, Zhongyu; He, Yulan and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : Third Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2013) (8-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium) (pp. 85-93)
Visualizing the LAK/EDM literature using combined concept and rhetorical sentence extraction (2013-04)
Taibi, Davide; Sandor, Agnes; Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; De Liddo, Anna and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Proceedings of the LAK Data Challenge, 3rd Int. Conf. on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK '13) (8-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium)
Visualizing social learning ties by type and topic: rationale and concept demonstrator (2013)
Schreurs, Bieke; Teplovs, Chris; Ferguson, Rebecca; De Laat, Maarten and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : Third Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK 2013) (8-12 April 2013, Leuven, Belgium) (pp. 33-37)
XIP Dashboard: visual analytics from automated rhetorical parsing of scientific metadiscourse (2013)
Simsek, Duygu; Buckingham Shum, Simon; Sandor, Agnes; De Liddo, Anna and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : 1st International Workshop on Discourse-Centric Learning Analytics (8 Apr 2013, Leuven, Belgium)
Augmented reality and mobile learning: the state of the art (2012-10)
FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Adams, Anne; Ferguson, Rebecca; Gaved, Mark; Mor, Yishay and Thomas, Rhodri
In : 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012) (16-18 Oct 2012, Helsinki, Finland) (pp. 62-69)
Exploring qualitative analytics for e-mentoring relationships building in an online social learning environment (2012-04)
Liu, Haiming; Macintyre, Ronald and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Second International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK12) (29 April-02 May 2012, Vancouver, Canada )
Use of visual analysis to investigate networked learning in online forums (2012-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning 2012 ( 02-04 April 2012, Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Social learning analytics: five approaches (2012)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (29 Apr - 02 May 2012, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) (pp. 23-33)
Navigating and Discovering Educational Materials through Visual Similarity Search (2011-06)
Little, Suzanne; Ferguson, Rebecca and Rüger, Stefan
In : Ed-Media 2011 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (June 27 - July 1 2011, Lisbon, Portugal)
Learning analytics to identify exploratory dialogue within synchronous text chat (2011-03)
Ferguson, Rebecca and Buckingham Shum, Simon
In : LAK 2011: 1st International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (27 Feb - 01 Mar 2011, Banff, Alberta )
Methods and models of next generation technology enhanced learning - White Paper (2011)
Mwanza-Simwami , Daisy; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Clough, Gill; Whitelock, Denise; Ferguson, Rebecca and Sharples, Mike
In : Alpine Rendezvous 2011 (28-29 March 2011, La Clusaz, France)
EnquiryBlogger: using widgets to support awareness and reflection in a PLE Setting (2011)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Deakin Crick, Ruth
In : 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments. In conjunction with the PLE Conference 2011 (11-13 July 2011, Southampton, UK)
Designing an online mentoring system for self-awareness and reflection on lifelong learning skills (2011)
Ullmann, Thomas Daniel; Ferguson, Rebecca; Buckingham Shum, Simon and Deakin Crick, Ruth
In : 1st Workshop on Awareness and Reflection in Personal Learning Environments. In conjunction with the PLE Conference 2011. (11-13 July 2011, Southampton, UK)
The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community (2011)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Gillen, Julia; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In : Researching Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (ReLIVE 2011) (21-22 September 2011, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Shifting themes, shifting roles: the development of research blogs (2010-09)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Clough, Gill and Hosein, Anesa
In : 'Into Something Rich and Strange' - Making Sense of the Sea-Change. The 17th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2010) (7-9 September 2010, Nottingham, UK)
Towards a social learning space for open educational resources (2010)
Buckingham Shum, Simon and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : OpenED2010: Seventh Annual Open Education Conference (2-4 Nov 2010, Barcelona, Spain)
Fluid leadership in a multi-user virtual environment educational project with teenagers: Schome Park (2008)
Peachey, Anna; Gillen, Julia and Ferguson, Rebecca
In : Ecologies of Diversities: The Developmental and Historical Interarticulation of Human Mediational Forms: Meeting of the International Society for Cultural and Activity Research (8-13 September 2008, San Diego, CA, USA)
Postgraduate blogs: beyond the ordinary research journal (2007-09-04)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Clough, Gill and Hosein, Anesa
In : Research Proceedings of the 14th Association for Learning Technology Conference (ALT-C 2007) Beyond control: learning technology for the social network generation (4-6 Sep 2007, Nottingham, UK)
The Construction of Shared Knowledge through Asynchronous Dialogue (2009)
Ferguson, Rebecca
PhD thesis The Open University
MOOCs: What the research of FutureLearn’s UK partners tells us (2017-01)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim; Herodotou, Christothea and Scanlon, Eileen
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Innovating Pedagogy 2016: Open University Innovation Report 5 (2016-12-01)
Sharples, Mike; de Roock, Roberto; Ferguson, Rebecca; Gaved, Mark; Herodotou, Christothea; Koh, Elizabeth; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Looi, Chee-Kit; McAndrew, Patrick; Rienties, Bart; Weller, Martin and Wong, Lung Hsiang
The Open University
MOOCS: What The Open University research tells us (2016-07)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Coughlan, Tim and Herodotou, Christothea
Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Research Evidence on the Use of Learning Analytics: Implications for Education Policy (2016)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Brasher, Andrew; Clow, Doug; Cooper, Adam; Hillaire, Garron; Mittelmeier, Jenna; Rienties, Bart; Ullmann, Thomas and Vuorikari, Riina
Joint Research Centre, Seville, Spain.
Innovating Pedagogy 2015: Open University Innovation Report 4 (2015-12-03)
Sharples, Mike; Adams, Anne; Alozie, N; Ferguson, Rebecca; FitzGerald, Elizabeth; Gaved, Mark; McAndrew, Patrick; Means, B; Remold, J; Rienties, Bart; Roschelle, J; Vogt, K; Whitelock, Denise and Yarnall, L
The Open University
British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 46, Issue 2. Special Issue: Teacher-led Inquiry and Learning Design (2015-03)
Mor, Yishay; Ferguson, Rebecca and Wasson, Barbara
Wiley
Beyond prototypes: Enabling innovation in technology-enhanced learning (2013)
Scanlon, Eileen; Sharples, Mike; Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark; Fleck, James; Cooban, Caroline; Ferguson, Rebecca; Cross, Simon and Waterhouse, Peter
Open University, Milton Keynes.