Publications

This is an (always incomplete) list of my publications:

Books

Dron, J. & Anderson, T. (2014), Teaching Crowds: Learning & Social Media. Athabasca:AU Press

Dron, J. (2007). Control and Constraint in E-Learning: Choosing When to Choose. Hershey, PA: Idea Group International.

Bastiaens, T., Dron, J., & Xin, C. (Eds.). (2009). Proceedings of E-Learn 2009. Vancouver, Canada: AACE.

Brusilovsky, J. Dron and J. Kurhila (eds.) (2006). Proceedings of Workshop on the Social Navigation and Community-Based Adaptation Technologies at the 4th International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems, Dublin, Ireland, June 20th, 2006. http://www.sis.pitt.edu/~paws/SNC_BAT06/proceedings.html

Journal papers

Dron, J. (2016). P-learning’s unwelcome legacy. TD Tecnologie Didattiche, 24(1), 72-81. http://www.tdjournal.itd.cnr.it/article/view/891/757

Dron, J., Ostashewski, N. (2015) Seeking Connectivist freedom and Instructivist safety in a MOOC. Revista Educacion XXI 

Anderson, T., Upton, L., Poelhuber, B., Dron, J., & Malone, J. (2015). Social interaction in self-paced programming. Open Praxis.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). On the Design of Social Media for Learning. Social Sciences, 3(3), 378. Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/3/3/378

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). The Distant Crowd. International Journal of Learning and Media, 4(3). Retrieved from http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/IJLM_a_00104
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Agoraphobia and the modern learner. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Open for Learning Special Issue, np. Retrieved from http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/article/view/2014-03
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Diseñando medios sociales para el aprendizaje. Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a Distancia, 6(11). Retrieved from http://bdistancia.ecoesad.org.mx/?articulo=designing-social-media-for-learning-2
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2014). 远程个人学习和社会学习:方法与策略 (English title: Individual and Social Learning at a Distance: Ways and Means)
. Distance Education in China, 455, 32-42. Rerieved from http://www1.open.edu.cn/ycjy/fengmian_new.php?id=625&mid=177&dbname=fengmain

Hartnett, M., St. George, A., & Dron, J. (2014). Exploring Motivation in an Online Context: A Case Study. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 14(1), np. Retrieved from http://www.citejournal.org/vol14/iss1/general/article1.cfm
Anderson, T., Dron, J., & Mattar, J. (2013). TRÊS GERAÇÕES DE PEDAGOGIA DE EDUCAÇÃO A DISTÂNCIA. EAD em FOCO, 2(1), 119-134. Retrieved from http://eademfoco.cecierj.edu.br/index.php/Revista/article/viewFile/162/33
Dron, J. (2013). Soft is hard and hard is easy: learning technologies and social media. [tecnologie per l’apprendimento; connettivismo; social media; progettazione tecnologica; educazione]. Form@re, 13(1), 32-43. Retrieved from http://www.fupress.net/index.php/formare/article/view/12613
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2012). Learning technology through three generations of technology enhanced distance education pedagogy. European Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 2012/II. Retrieved from http://www.eurodl.org/?p=archives&year=2012&halfyear=2&article=523
Dron, J. (2012). The Pedagagogical-technological divide and the elephant in the room. International Journal on E-Learning, 11(1).

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Three Generations of Distance Education Pedagogy. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 12(3).
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011). Tecnología para el aprendizaje a través de tres generaciones de pedagogía a distancia mediada por tecnología. Revista Mexicana de Bachillerato a Distancia(6).
Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2007). The DIMPLE (Digital Internet and Mobile Phone e-Learning Environment) – a dual device research methodology Learning Technology, 9(1), 11-15.
Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2009). Developing a Desirable Learning Environment for Digital Students. Journal of Technology, Instruction, Cognition and Learning (TICL), 6(4), 253-271.
Andone, D., Dron, J., Pemberton, L., & Boyne, C. (2007). E-Learning environments for digitally-minded students. Journal of Interactive Learning Research. Special Issue: The Connected Learning Space, 18(1), 41-53.
Andone, D., Dron, J., Pemberton, L., & Boyne, C. W. (2007). E-Learning Environments for Digitally-Minded Students. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18(1), 41-53.
Dron, J. (2005). E-learning and the building habits of termites. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 14(4), 321-342.
Dron, J. (2005). Epimethean Information Systems: harnessing the power of The Collective in e-learning. International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 4(4), 392-404.
Dron, J. (2006). The Way of the Termite: a Theoretically Grounded Approach to the Design of E-learning Environments. International Journal of Web Based Communities 2(1), 3-16.
Dron, J. (2006). The Teacher, the Learner and the Collective Mind. AI & Society, 21(1-2), 200-216.
Dron, J. (2007). The Safety of Crowds. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 18(1), 31-36.
Dron, J. (2007). Designing the Undesignable: Social Software and Control. Educational Technology and Society, 10(3), 60-71.
Dron, J. (2011). The Pedagagogical-technological divide and the elephant in the room. International Journal on E-Learning.
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2009). Lost in social space: Information retrieval issues in Web 1.5. Journal of Digital Information, 10(2). Retrieved from https://journals.tdl.org/jodi/index.php/jodi/article/view/443/280
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2011, under review). Groups, Sets and Nets in Online Learning. Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning.
Dron, J., Boyne, C. W., & Mitchell, R. (2004). The Evaluation of Forms of Assessment Using n-Dimensional Filtering. International Journal on E-Learning, 3(4), 21-28.
Dron, J., & Masthoff, J. (2004). We are, of course, bored with course boards: an online alternative to formal course meetings. Italics e-journal, 3(2).
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., & Siviter, P. (1998). From Answer Garden to Answer Jungle,. Education and Training, 40(8).
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Siviter, P., & Boyne, C. (2000). CoFIND- an experiment in n-dimensional collaborative filtering. Journal of Network and Computer Applications(23), 131-142.
Dron, J., Seidel, C., & Litten, G. (2004). Transactional distance in a blended learning environment. ALT-J, 12(2), 163-174.
Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011). Being together: Factors that unintentionally undermine motivation in co-located online learning environments. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 15(1), 1-16.
Hartnett, M., St George, A., & Dron, J. (2011, under review). Examining Motivation in Online Distance Learning Environments: Complex, Multifaceted and Situation-Dependent. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.
Singh, S., & Dron, J. (2002). Networking: a study in planning and developing cross-cultural collaboration. ALT-J, 10(2), 29-37.

Book chapters

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2016). The Future of E-Learning. In C. Haythornewaite, R. Andrews, J. Fransman, E. Meyers (Eds.) The Sage Handbook of E-Learning Research. Sage.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2015). Learning and Teaching with Social Media. In Kinshuk & R. Huang (Eds.), Ubiquitous Learning Environments and Technologies (pp. 15-30). Springer.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Agoraphobia and the modern learner. In A. Littlejohn & C. Pegler (Eds.), Reusing Open Resources. Routledge.
Dron, J. (2014). Innovation and change: changing how we change. In T. Anderson & O. Zawacki-Richter (Eds.), Online Distance Education: towards a research agenda. Athabasca: AU Press.
Reiners, T., Wood, L., & Dron, J. (2014). From chaos towards sense: A Learner-centric Narrative Virtual Learning Space. In J. Bishop (Ed.), Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Education, and Psychological Issues (pp. 242-258). Hershey, US: IGI.
Dron J. (2013) Social Navigation for Learning in Virtual Worlds In Hebbel-Seeger, A., Reiners, T., Schaffer, D. (Eds.) 3D Virtual Environments for Education and Business: Advantages and Prospects, NY: Springer

Dron, J. & Fadeeva, Z. (2011)  Summary, Reflections and Meditations, 3-LENSUS Handbook, London: Grosvenor House
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2009). How the Crowd Can Teach: Groups, Networks and Collectives in Social Software for E-Learning. In S. Warburton & S. Hatzipanagos (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Software. Hershey PA: IGI.

Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2008). How the Crowd Can Teach: Groups, Networks and Collectives in Social Software for E-Learning. In S. Warburton & S. Hatzipanagos (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Software. Hershey PA: IGI.
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2011, in press). Learning Technology Through Three Generations. In S. Horarik (Ed.), under review.
Dron, J. (2004). Self-Organized Networked Learning Environments. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (Vol. I-V, pp. 2459-2463). Hershey PA: Idea Group Reference.
Dron, J. (2006). Evolving Learning Ecologies. In J.-P. Rennard (Ed.), Handbook of Nature Inspired Computing for Economy and Management Hershey, PA: Idea Group International.
Dron, J. (2008). Self-organization in Social Software for Learning. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (2nd ed.). Hershey PA: IGI.
Dron, J. (2009). The Safety of Crowds. In M. Bhattacharya & P. Kommers (Eds.), The Connected Learning Space (pp. 29-40). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Dron, J. (2011, in press). Social Navigation for Learning in Immersive Worlds. In A. Hebbel-Seeger, T. Reiners & D. Schäffer (Eds.), 3D Virtual Environments for Education and Business: Advantages and Prospects. New York: Springer.
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2009). How the crowd can teach. In S. Hatzipanagos & S. Warburton (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies (pp. 1-17). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Information Science.
Dron, J., & Fadeeva, Z. (2011). Summary, Reflections and Meditations. In A. Barton & J. Dlouha (Eds.), Multi-actor learning for sustainable regional development in Europe: a handbook of best practive. London, UK: Grosvenor House Publishing.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., & Boyne, C. W. (2003). Evolving Learning in the Stuff Swamp. In N. Patel (Ed.), Adaptive Evolutionary Information Systems (pp. 211 – 228 ). Hershey, PA: Idea Group.
Dron, J., Rajapillai, V., & Singh, S. (2003). Planning and Developing Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Web-based ICT Education. In D. Brandt (Ed.), Navigating Innovations: Indo-European Cross-cultural Experiences (Vol. II, pp. 161). Delhi: India Research Press.
Dron, J., Seidel, C., & Litten, G. (2004). Getting the right blend: a blended- learning approach to Foundation Degree delivery. In L. Brennan & D. Gosling (Eds.), Making Foundation Degrees Work. London: SEEC.
Mansingh, A., Sekhon, H. S., Dron, J., & Rajapillai, V. (2003). Innovations in IT Education in India. In D. Brandt (Ed.), Navigating Innovations: Indo-European Cross-cultural Experiences (Vol. II, pp. 77). Delhi: India Research Press.

Conference proceedings

Dron, J. (2016). How to demotivate students. Proceedings from EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016.

Dron, J. (2014). Ten Principles for Effective Tinkering. Proceedings from E-Learn World Conference on E-Learning 2014, New Orleans, USA.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Filling the Gaps With a Virtual Learning Commons at an Online University. Proceedings from European Conference on Social Media, Brighton, UK.

Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2014). Learning with Strangers – The Value of Sets in Online Learning. Proceedings from 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Barcelona.
Ostashewski, N., Reid, D., & Dron, J. (2013). Scaffolds not handcuffs: Bringing Social Media into the Instructional Design Mix. Paper presented at the EdMedia 2013, Victoria, BC.
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2013). Learning in a Distance Teaching Community: A Case Study. Paper presented at the SITE 2013, New Orleans.
McGreal, R., Dron, J., & Ellerman, E. (2013). Virtual Platforms at Athabasca University for Open Learning. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Waikiki, Hawaii.
Dron, J (2012) Self-Paced and Social, Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2012, Montreal, Canada.
Dron, J (2012) Soft Technology Design, SLE Workshop 2012, Edmonton, Canada
Rahman, N., & Dron, J. (2012). Challenges and opportunities for learning analytics when formal teaching meets social spaces. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Learning Analytics and Knowledge, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Dron, J., Anderson, T., & Siemens, G. (2011). Putting things in context: designing social media for education. (S. Greener & A. Rospligliosi, Eds.)European Conference on E-Learning 2011. Brighton, UK: ACI.
Dron, J., Reiners, T., & Gregory, S. (2011). Manifestations of hard and soft technologies in immersive spaces. Paper presented at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. http://www.editlib.org/p/39005
Dron, J. (2011). Analogue Literacies. Paper presented at the CODE/OUJ International Symposium 2011, Chiba, Japan.
Dron, J. (2009). Pedagogies as Educational Technologies. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2009, Vancouver
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2009). On the Design of Collective Applications. Paper presented at the Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking, at Social Computing 2009, Vancouver.
Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2009). Mining Collective Intelligence for Creativity and Innovation: A Research proposal. Paper presented at the Ed-Media 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dron, J. (2008). The trouble with tags: an approach to richer tagging for online learning. Paper presented at the E-Learn, Las Vegas.
Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2008). The Usability of DIMPLE – Digital Internet and Mobile Phone e-learning Environment. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2008, Las Vegas. (outstanding paper award)
Lee, S., & Dron, J. (2008). Giving Learners Control through Interaction Design. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2008.
Andone, D., Pemberton, D. L., & Dron, D. J. (2008, 11-14 June  2008). The Desirability of Digital Students. Paper presented at the EDEN Annual Conference 2008: New Learning Cultures, Lisbon, Portugal.
Andone, D., Dron, J., & Pemberton, L. (2007). Evaluation of the Digital Students and DIMPLE. Paper presented at the CELDA 2007, Algarve, Portugal. (best paper award)
Dron, J., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). A Dialogue on E-Learning and Diversity: the Learning Management System vs the Personal Learning Environment. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2007, Quebec City, Canada.
Dron, J., & Anderson, T. (2007). Collectives, Networks and Groups in Social Software for E-Learning. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2007, Quebec City, Canada. (outstanding paper award)
Anderson, T., & Dron, J. (2007). Groups, Networks and Collectives in Social Software for e-Learning. Paper presented at the 6th European Conference on e-Learning, Copenhagen.
Hartnett, M., Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). Diversity in Online Learners: Searching for Differences that May Matter. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.
Dron, J., & Bhattacharya, M. (2007). Lost in the Web 2.0 Jungle. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.
Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). In Search of Quality Learning Technologies for Online Distributed Classrooms. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.
Bhattacharya, M., & Dron, J. (2007). Cultivating the Web 2.0 Jungle. Paper presented at the The 7th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Niigata, Japan.
Andone, D., Dron, J., Pemberton, L., & Boyne, C. (2007). Digital Students and Social Software Paper presented at the Ed-Media 2007, Vancouver, Canada.
Dron, J. (2006). Any color you like, as long as it’s Blackboardä. Paper presented at the E-Learn 2006, Hawaii.
Dron, J. (2006). The Pleasures and Perils of Social Software. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the ICS HE Academy, Dublin, Ireland.
Dron, J. (2006). Social Software and the Emergence of Control Paper presented at the ICALT 2006, Kerkrade, Netherlands. (best paper award)
Dron, J. (2006). Controlling Learning. Paper presented at the The Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
Andone, D., J. Dron, C. Boyne and L. Pemberton. 2006. Digital Students Across Europe. In ED-MEDIA 2006, Florida, USA: AACE.
Dron, J. 2006, ‘On the stupidity of mobs’, In WBC 2006, San Sebastian: IADIS.
Dron, J. 2005, ‘Discovering the complex effects of navigation cues in an e-learning environment’, E-Learn 2005, AACE, Vancouver.
Dron, J. 2005, ‘A Succession of Eyes: Building an E-learning City’, E-Learn 2005, AACE, Vancouver.
Dron, J. 2005, ‘Control, Termites and E-learning’, Web Based Communities 2005, Carvoiero, Portugal.
Andone, D., Boyne, C.W., Dron, J. & Pemberton, L. 2005, ‘Digital students and their use of eLearning environments’, IADIS International Conference WWW/Internet 2005, IADIS, Lisbon, Portugal.
Andone, D., Boyne, C.W., Dron, J. & Pemberton, L. 2005, ‘What is it to be a digital student in a British university?’ ICALT 2005, IEEE, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Dron, J. 2004, ‘A loophole in Moore’s law of transactional distance’, ICALT 2004. Joensuu, Finland, IEEE.
Dron, J. 2004, ‘Termites in the Schoolhouse: Stigmergy and Transactional Distance in an E-learning Environment’, Ed-Media 2004. Lugano, Switzerland, AACE.
Dron, J. 2003, ‘The Blog and the Borg: a Collective Approach to E-Learning’, in E-Learn 2003, AACE, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dron, J. 2003, ‘Sidewalks on the Information Superhighway’, in E-Learn 2003, AACE, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dron, J. & Masthoff, J. 2003, ‘Online Formal Course Meetings’, in 4th Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, Galway.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Boyne, C. W. 2002, ‘Evaluating assessment using n-dimensional filtering’, in E-Learn 2002, AACE, Montreal, pp.268-274.
Dron, J. 2002, ‘CoFIND – Sharing to Learn’, in 3rd Annual LTSN-ICS Conference, ed. McAllister, G., LTSN-ICS, Loughborough, p. 99.
Dron, J., Boyne, C. & Mitchell, R. 2001, ‘Footpaths in the Stuff Swamp’, in WebNet 2001, AACE, Orlando, Florida.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R. & Boyne, C. W. 2001, ‘Getting out of the Stuff Swamp Alive’, in UKAIS, eds. Roberts, M., Moulton, M., Hand, S. & Adams, C., Zeus Press, Portsmouth, pp. 341-350.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, ‘Towards a Self-Organising Learning Environment’, in WWW9, Foretec Seminars Inc, Amsterdam, pp. 118-119.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, ‘Website Evaluation System: Collaboratively Discovering what makes a Website Good’, in WebNet 2000, ed. Gordon Davies & Charles Owen, AACE, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 685-686.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, ‘CoFIND: steps towards a self-organising learning environment’, in WebNet 2000, ed. Gordon Davies & Charles Owen, AACE, San Antonio, Texas, pp. 146-151.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Boyne, C. & Siviter, P. 2000, ‘Darwin among the indices: a report on COFIND, a self-organising resource base’, in Sixth International ISKO Conference, eds. Beghtol, C., Howarth, L. C. & Williamson, N. J., Ergon, Toronto, pp. 136-142.
Dron, J., Mitchell, R., Siviter, P. & Boyne, C. 1999, ‘CoFIND- an experiment in n-dimensional collaborative filtering’, in WebNet 99, ed. Paul de Bra & John Legget, AACE, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 301-306. (top paper award)
Dron, J. & Siviter, P. 1997, ‘A Case Study in the Re-implementation of a Toolbook CAL Package using WWW’, in CAL 97, ed. Baggott, L., University of Exeter.

 

PhD

Dron, J. (2002). Achieving Self-Organisation in Network-Based Learning Environments. PhD, University of Brighton, Brighton. Retrieved from http://www.cmis.brighton.ac.uk/staff/jd29/thesisorrectedfinaldraft.pdf

2 Comments on Publications

  1. Nigel Gibson says:

    My word you’ve been busy!

    1. Jon Dron says:

      I’d like to be able to say that it keeps me out of trouble but, actually, it’s mostly what gets me into trouble!

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