Supporting Informal Learning at the Workplace
Heide Lukosch, Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
iJAC Volume 2, Number 3, ISSN 1867-5565 Publisher: Kassel University Press GmbH
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.
Lukosch, H. & de Vries, P. (2009). Supporting Informal Learning at the Workplace. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 2(3), 39-44. Kassel University Press GmbH.