Supporting Informal Learning at the Workplace

Heide Karen Lukosch, Pieter de Vries

Abstract


In times of rapid technological and socio-economic changes, knowledge sharing and learning have become critical assets for most organizations and companies. New ways of learning and training are needed to cope with the rising demand of information. The Microtraining method developed on basis of recent learning theories and concepts is an answer to the need of flexibility of learning settings related to space and time, the availability of experts and the applicability of what is learned and trained at the workplace. This concept of informal learning comprises short learning sessions with work related topics. These learning occasions facilitate informal learning at the workplace on individual as well as on organizational level, as can be seen from two case studies.

Keywords


Informal Learning; Microtraining; Learning at the Workplace

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International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning. ISSN: 1867-5565
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