Considering sustainability in networked learning – a dialogue with perspectives of action research and sustainability
Tara Fenwich and Judi Marshall did a nice keynote at the Networked Learning Conference. I must admit the talk was a little out of my comfort zone, diagnosis but in a good and challenging way. Judi raised some thought provoking issues about sustainability and challenged us in the networked learning community to take more account of the challenges facing the planet in terms of climate change. Tara drew on sociomaterial research, which I think has huge potential and application in our field. Lots to ponder over in the coming months. I think it was brave of the conference organisers to include keynotes from outside the field, we need more of this kind of thing.