About me

Work in progress (I'm still workin on who I am) but here's my work profile

I presented at these four Networked Learning Conferences:
Johnson, M. (2008). Expanding the concept of Networked Learning (pp. 154-161). Sixth International Conference on Networked Learning, Halkidiki Greece
Johnson, M. (2010). Anonymity in online discussion forums: Does it promote connections? Seventh International Conference on Networked Learning, Aalborg, Denmark. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2010/abstracts/PDFs/Johnson.pdf
Johnson, M (2012). Promoting Connections through Community Equity. Eighth International Conference on Networked Learning, Maastricht, Netherlands. http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/fss/organisations/netlc/past/nlc2012/abstracts/johnson.html
Johnson, M (2016). The role of human actors in legitimising informal networked learning of academic digital practice.. Tenth International Conference on Networked Learning, Lancaster, UK. http://www.networkedlearningconference.org.uk/abstracts/pdf/P58.pdf

I chose this conference instead of print journals because I have always liked the way that the Networked Learning Conference makes all its proceedings freely available online.

In stark contrast, simply because the call came out at a good time when I was finishing my MSc with CSALT, I published a chapter in an IGI Global collection: 
Johnson, M. R. (2008). Investigating & encouraging student nurses’ ICT engagement. In T. T. Kidd & I. Chen (Eds.), Social Information Technology: Connecting Society and Cultural Issues. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
You can download a copy of it to read from this link.

When interviewed in 2001 for my post at the then School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, I was asked, 'How will you know you've done a good job?' I replied, 'by the amount of email I receive'. At that time the School had just received its first consignment of RM Workstations and HP networked printers. Before that it was a case of one 486 machine per room with four staff.
I observed early on that very few come along to the IT training sessions I organised. I decided to take a more strategic approach. I began to manage the networked shared drive and created email distribution lists, the 'Nur-Mid' lists. To my pleasure, this soon became a verb. To my regret, both the shared drive and email lists became victims of their own success. I've been heavily involved in the roll-out of paperless marking for similar reasons and now I'm backing a project to use MyProgress in our undergraduate programmes.
Somewhat to my chagrin, a lot of effort went into propping up Blackboard since it emerged here in 2003. When I was seconded to a year-long post as lecturer in medical education (who would do that?!) and the School used the money to get us a learning technologist. So now I occasionally get to innovate, between more properish academic stuff, like 'marking' students UniversIT Information Fluency portfolios. The latter tries to take a fairly grounded approach to learning IT. Amongst the 'properish' academic stuff is supervising Systematic Review dissertations, collaborating in the delivery of a 'Transformational Leadership' module and managing an 'Evidence-Based Practice' module.
Since Jan 2014 I'm back studying with Lancaster on their TEL and e-research doctoral programme; we're cohort 7.... the 'magnificent seven'. My research takes a phenomenological framework to healthcare students use of mobile phones for academic work.