Distributed leadership and digital collaborative learning: A synergistic relationship?

Alma Harris, Michelle Jones, Suria Baba

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This paper explores the synergy between distributed leadership and digital collaborative learning. It argues that distributed leadership offers an important theoretical lens for understanding and explaining how digital collaboration is best supported and led. Drawing upon evidence from two online educational platforms, the paper explores the challenges of leading and facilitating digital collaborative learning. The paper concludes that distributed leadership is integral to effective digital collaboration and is an important determinant of productive collaboration in a virtual environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)926-939
Number of pages14
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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