Dr Colin Milligan

Senior Research Fellow
Glasgow Caledonian University
I am a learning researcher with an interest in self-directed learning and the personal learning ‌networks that individuals engage in to support their learning. Increasingly, learners must take primary responsibility for their learning, so it is important to understand their motivations, how their learning skills emerge and develop, and how their learning can be supported.

As part of the Education Research & Evaluation Team I support and promote educational research and scholarly approaches to teaching and learning across the University including analysis of NSS data, evaluation of the University's Graduate Apprentice and Degree Apprentice provision, leading the 2020 Student Experience Scholarship Scheme and providing individual and group advice on research and scholarship of learning and teaching.

Recent publications (for links, see https://worklearn.wordpress.com/publications/)

Milligan, C., & Littlejohn, A., (2017) Why study on a MOOC? The motives of students and professionals. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning 18, 2, 92-102.
Milligan, C., & Littlejohn, A., (2016) How Health Professionals Regulate their Learning in Massive Open Online Courses The Internet and Higher Education 31, 113-121.
Littlejohn, A., Hood, N., Milligan, C., & Mustain, P. (2016) Learning in MOOCs: motivations and self-regulated learning The Internet and Higher Education 29, 40-48.
Littlejohn, A. Milligan, C., Fontana, R.P., & Margaryan, A. (2016) Professional learning through everyday work:How finance professionals self-regulate their learning, Vocations & Learning, 9, 2, 207-226.
Hood, N., Littlejohn,A., and Milligan, C., (2015) Context counts: How Learners' Contexts influence learning in a MOOC. Computers and Education 91, 83-91.
Milligan, C., Fontana, R.P., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2015) Self-regulated learning behaviour in the finance industry. Journal of Workplace Learning. 27 (5) 387-402.
Fontana, R.P., Milligan, C., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2015) Measuring self-regulated learning in the workplace. International Journal of Training and Development. 19 (1) 32-52.
Littlejohn, A, and Milligan, C. (2015) Designing MOOCs for Professional learners: tools and patterns to encourage self-regulated learning. eLearning Papers, 42, 38-45.
Milligan, C. and Littlejohn, A. (2014) Supporting professional learning in a massive open online course. International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 15 (5) 197-213.
Milligan, C., Littlejohn, A., and Margaryan, A. (2014) Workplace learning in informal networks. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, North America, 0, mar. 2014.
Milligan, C., Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2013) Patterns of engagement in connectivist MOOCs. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching 9 (2) 149-159.

I am on twitter as @cdmilligan. Find me in Room B124 at the Britannia Building.