ERIC Number: ED431898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Technologies on Learning in the Workplace. Final Report = L'effet des technologies d'apprentissage sur l'apprentissage a vie en milieu de travail.
Dugas, Tim; Green, Lyndsay; Leckie, Norm
The use of learning technologies in the workplace and their impact on lifelong learning were examined. Data were collected from three sources: the literature on learning technologies and labor market trends affecting the adoption, implementation, and success of learning technologies in the workplace; case studies of 8 Canadian firms with 100 or fewer employees; and a survey of a sample of 700 of the 2,584 participants in Ekos Research Associates' 1994 Workplace Training Survey that was targeted toward individuals involved in staffing, training, and human resources. Seventy-four percent of the establishments surveyed had sponsored or provided informal employee training during the past year. The incidence of formal training increased from 45% in 1995 to 55% in 1998. Six success factors for learnware in the workplace were identified: partnerships, needs identification, consultation, accreditation, sufficient market, and appropriate delivery platform. The growth in the use of learning technologies was attributed to 11 factors, including the decreasing costs of developing learning technologies and technological innovations in delivering technology-supported training programs. (Twenty-five tables/figures are included. Appendixes constituting approximately two-thirds of the report contain the following: 39 references, survey questionnaire, and company case studies. English and French versions of the report are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Case Studies, Courseware, Education Work Relationship, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, On the Job Training, Questionnaires, Training Methods, Trend Analysis
Web site: http://olt-bta.hrdc-drhc.gc.ca/publicat/index.html
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Development Canada, Hull (Quebec). Office of Learning Technologies.
Identifiers - Location: Canada