My chapter titled “Distributed Work: Working and Learning at a Distance” has been accepted for publication in Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning, edited by Allison Littlejohn and Anoush Margaryan, to be published by Routledge.
Abstract: Working at a distance has become commonplace. Co-workers may be spread around the world, perhaps never meeting face-to-face. Networked communication technologies are being used to support new ways of working in increasingly global organisations. This chapter provides an overview of the psychological and social challenges of working at a distance. It also discusses new organisational forms and types of distributed work that take advantage of distributed working arrangements. The chapter explores the implications of distributed work for professional learning, including impacts on training programs, organizational learning, and individual learning. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the potential of new technologies to support and improve professional learning in distributed organizations.