Workplace Learning in Informal Networks

Colin Milligan, Allison Littlejohn, Anoush Margaryan

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Abstract

Learning does not stop when an individual leaves formal education, but becomes increasingly informal, and deeply embedded within other activities such as work. This article describes the challenges of informal learning in knowledge intensive industries, highlighting the important role of personal learning networks. The article argues that knowledge workers must be able to self-regulate their learning and outlines a range of behaviours that are essential to effective learning in informal networks. The article identifies tools that can support these behaviours in the workplace and how they might form a personal work and learning environment.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Issue number1
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Workplace learning
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Informal learning
  • Personal learning environment

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Workplace Learning in Informal Networks. / Milligan, Colin; Littlejohn, Allison; Margaryan, Anoush .

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