About

Current Research

Dr Victoria Murphy is a researcher and consultant at the Open University. She explores how learning happens in practice, especially in workplaces. Examples of her research include examining organisational networks, learning practices following incidents, and using technology to collaboratively locate and evaluate information on the Internet.

Previous Work and Education

Victoria has the following academic qualifications:

  • A PhD in Education and Educational Technology from the Open University, UK
  • A Master’s in Education from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • A Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University, UK

She has worked in role supporting learning, teaching and teaching operations at the following companies:

  • Google, Singapore
  • OKpanda, New York, USA
  • JET, Matsuyama, Japan

Select Publications

A full list of Victoria’s publications can be found on Google Scholar

Murphy, V.L., Littlejohn, A., & Rienties, B. (2020). Social network analysis and activity theory: A symbiotic relationship. In D. Froehlich, M. Rehm, & B. Rienties (Eds.), Mixed methods social network analysis: Theories and methodologies in learning and education (pp. 113-125). London, United Kingdom: Routledge. http://oro.open.ac.uk/66643/

Murphy, V.L., Coiro, J., & Kiili, A. (2019). Exploring patterns in student dialogue while using a digital platform designed to support online inquiry. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, (1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.5334/jime.518

Murphy, V.L., Littlejohn, A., Rienties, B., King, S., & Bryden, R. (2018). Where does information on incidents come from? In Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 16-18 April. https://doi.org/10.2118/190526-MS

Murphy, V.L., Littlejohn, A., Rienties, B., King, S., & Bryden, R. (2018). How do you know if you’re learning from incidents? In Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International Conference and Exhibition on Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 16-18 April. https://doi.org/10.2118/190527-MS