Department of Digitalization


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Dr Anoush Margaryan is Professor in the Department of Digitalization and holds the Endowed Chair of Blended Learning as part of CBS's cross-institutional, strategic project 'Research in Blended Learning' (2019-2024). Professor Margaryan leads the Learning Practices in the Platform Economy (LeaP) research programme.

Anoush is a learning scientist specialising in workplace and organisational learning. She studies how people learn in the platform economy workplaces, individually and as part of collectives (organisations, networks) and how teaching and learning in educational institutions can be better aligned with the requirements of the world of work. Her research programme comprises two strands: (i) workplace learning practices in the platform economy, focusing on behavioural self-regulation of learning in the workplace (strategies, antecedents and factors); and (ii) implications of the emergent modes of platform work for educational institutions, focusing on principles, models and policies of instructional design to foster alignment between the worlds of education and work. Anoush works at the intersection of workplace and organisational learning, sociology, psychology, organisational studies, and platform studies drawing on mixed-method research and the Life Course perspective.

Anoush has led 17 collaborative, interdisciplinary, intersectoral, international research projects, funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Shell, BP, ConocoPhilips, Centrica, Energy Institute, the UK Higher Education Academy, and the European Centre for the Development pf Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). She has received international awards for research excellence such as Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellowship (2016-2018); Excellence in Research-to-Practice Award from the American Society of Training and Development (2005), and Shell Research Fellowship (2008-2010). For further details see Anoush Margaryan's personal website

Primary research areas
  • Workplace learning
  • Self-regulation of learning (behaviours, antecedents, factors)
  • Learning practices in online crowdwork platforms focusing on location-independent crowdwork such as microwork and online freelancing
Administrative tasks
Social media
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Anoush is interested in supervising PhD and postdoctoral fellows in her primary research areas listed above.

Selected publications
  • Margaryan, A. (in press). Workplace learning in crowdwork: Comparing microworkers’ and online freelancers’ practices. Journal of Workplace Learning.
  • Margaryan, A. (in press). Comparing crowdworkers’ and conventional knowledge workers’ self-regulated learning strategies in the workplace. Human Computation.
  • Tiniakou, E., Hirschler, T., Endedijk, M., & Margaryan, A. (2018). Becoming self-regulated: Patterns of parenting in the lives of professionals who are highly self-regulated learners. Journal of Self-regulation and Regulation, 4. [Online]
  • Littlejohn, A., & Milligan, C., Fontana, P., & Margaryan, A. (2016). Professional learning through everyday work: How finance professionals self-regulate their learning. Vocations and Learning, 9(2), 207-226.
  • Milligan, C., Fontana, P., Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2015). Self-regulated learning behaviour in the finance industry. Journal of Workplace Learning, 27(5), 387-402.
  • Margaryan, A., Bianco, M., & Littlejohn, A. (2015). Instructional quality of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Computers and Education, 80, 77-83.
  • Fontana, P., Milligan, C., Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2015). Measuring self-regulated learning in the workplace: An instrument validation. International Journal of Training and Development, 19(1), 32-52.
  • Littlejohn, A., & Margaryan, A. (2014) (Eds.). Technology-enhanced professional learning: Processes, practices and tools. London: Routledge.


Publications sorted by:
Anoush Margaryan; Timothy Charlton-Czaplicki; Ujwal Gadiraju / Learning and Skill Development in Online Platform Work : Comparing Microworkers’ and Online Freelancers’ Practices (CrowdLearnPlus).
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2020, 62 p.
Anoush Margaryan / Comparing Crowdworkers’ and Conventional Knowledge Workers’ Self-regulated Learning Strategies in the Workplace
In: Human Computation, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2019, p. 83-97
Journal article > peer review
Ujwal Gadiraju; Mahdi Bohlouli; Gianluca Demartini; Anoush Margaryan / JobNoW’19 – 1st International Workshop on Job Knowledge Discovery on the Web & Social Media
In: HT '19. Proceedings of the 30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. ed. /Claus Atzenbeck; Jessica Rubart; David E. Millard. New York, NY : Association for Computing Machinery 30th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media. HT '19, 2019, p. 305-306
Preface/postscript > peer review
David Guile; Martin Krzywdzinski; Anoush Margaryan / New Models of Digital Production : Issues of Autonomy, Immaterial Expertise and Learning.
Abstract from 11th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning , 2019, p. 32-34
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Laura Larke; Sian Brooke; Huw Davies; Anoush Margaryan; Vili Lehdonvirta / Skills Formation and Skills Matching in Online Platform Work
In: Proceedings of the British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2019: Abstracts by Session. Durham : BSA Publications Ltd 2019, 1 p., p. 25
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Anoush Margaryan / The Relationship Between the Nature of Tasks and Workplace Learning Practices in Crowdwork
Abstract from 11th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning , 2019, p. 50-51
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Anoush Margaryan / Workplace Learning in Crowdwork : Comparing Microworkers’ and Online Freelancers’ Practices.
In: Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 31, No. 4, 8.4.2019, p. 250-273
Journal article > peer review
Evangelia Tiniakou; Tim Hirschler; Maaike Endedijk; Anoush Margaryan / Becoming Self-regulated : Patterns of Parenting in the Lives of Professionals Who Are Highly Self-regulated Learners.
In: Journal of Self-Regulation and Regulation, Vol. 4, 2018, p. 7-42
Journal article > peer review
Vili Lehdonvirta; Anoush Margaryan; Laura Larke; Huw Davies; Sian Brooke; Susanne Klausing / Deliverable IV.I: Draft final report : Skills Formation and Skills Matching in Online Platform Work: Policies and Practices for Promoting Crowdworkers’ Continuous Learning (CrowdLearn).
Thessaloniki : European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) 2018, 98 p. (CrowdLearn)
Vili Lehdonvirta; Anoush Margaryan; Huw Davies / Literature Review : Skills Formation and Skills Matching in Online Platform Work: Policies and Practices for Promoting Crowdworkers’ Continuous Learning (CrowdLearn).
Thessaloniki : European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) 2018, 27 p. (CrowdLearn)
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Outside activities


  • Expert grant evaluator, Horizon 2020 Transformations 01 Programme