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Welcome to the HEA Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning Special Interest Group (TEPL SIG) (previously HEA Supporting Sustainable eLearning Forum SIG).

The mission of TEPL SIG is to provide a platform for the exploration and debate of ideas and findings arising from research in technology-enhanced professional learning, as well as their application in learning practice, in both Higher Education and other types of organisation.  

TEPL SIG addresses professional learning in two ways.

  • Firstly, through promoting dialogue between researchers and practitioners active in the field of technology-enhanced professional learning, in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  • Secondly, TEPL facilitates capacity building by providing opportunities for early-stage researchers to meet and work with leading researchers and practitioners in the field of TEL.

Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning: processes, practices and tools

'Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning: processes, practices and tools' is a new book we have recently published to mark 10 years of our Special Interest Group in Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning (TEPL).

Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning addresses the need for continuous workplace learning that derives from the emergence of new, specialized, and constantly changing work practices. While continuous learning is fundamental to enabling individuals to function in and productively shape contemporary workplaces, digital technology is increasingly central to productive workplace practice.

By examining the intersection of human learning processes, emergent work practices, and patterns of use of digital technology to support learning and work, this edited collection brings the disparate fields of professional learning and technology-enhanced learning together to advance theory and practice in both realms.

The book is edited by the SIG Directors, Allison Littlejohn and Anoush Margaryan, who have selected a group of authors and commentators who are distinguished researchers.

These twenty-two contributors are based in ten different countries (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, the Netherlands, Serbia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America).

Their research spans Professional Learning, Technology-Enhanced Learning, Computer-supported Collaborative Work, Human Resources Development, Computer Science and Information Systems.

They offer a range of thematic perspectives, including expansive learning, expertise development, networked learning, mimetic learning, organisational learning, distributed and crowd work, the semantic web, collaborative technologies, and simulation games.

You can receive a 20% discount if you order online over the next four weeks using discount code IRK69 The book is available from:  http://tinyurl.com/puc87x2   


Blog Posts

Presentation Slides from Professor Dragan Gašević's Lunchtime Seminar for TEPL-SIG, 15th May 2015

TEPL SIG Lunchtime Seminar Slides:

You can now access the presentation slides and references for Professor Dragan Gašević's presentation - 'Counting digital traces: How can analytics help us understand and enhance learning?'…


Posted by Clare Blackburne on June 1, 2015 at 11:03

Seminar with a learning specialist from Shell

The TEPL seminar with Hans De Zwart from Shell was held on January 31, 2013.

Hans has written about his visit to the Caledonian Academy at his blog here.

Many thanks to the people who attended the event in person or online and contributed to its…


Posted by Caledonian Academy on February 10, 2013 at 11:00


TE informal learning

Dear TEPL members,i'd be interested in getting to know people interested or working in the area of TE informal learning. I'm currently working in building up an international network to gather pedagogists, sociologists, engineers, developers and…Continue

Started by Vania Guerra in Uncategorized Feb 10, 2016.

PhD Studentship in Technology Enhanced Learning and Legal Education

This is a great opportunity for the right person to take forward our research and practice in TEL as a key component of legal education. Information towards the top of this Web page:…Continue

Started by Valerie Anderson in Uncategorized Mar 19, 2015.



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