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ERIC Number: ED478990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 22
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A Review of Research and Practice in E-Learning in the Work-Place and Proposals for Its Effective Use.
Stephenson, John
Following an abstract and introduction, this document reviews five research projects on the learning experiences of workers. The first two concern the environment required for successful learning in the workplace, and the last three address implementation of e-learning programs. (The findings from the first two studies revealed 24 conditions that must be met for successful learning in the workplace, including linking learning to improved performance, valuing collaborations in learning, and management awareness of the need for learning. Conditions for successful e-learning revealed by the last three studies included the relevance of training to the current job, user ownership and control of the process, a culture of support by the training provider and employer, and personal recognition for learning achieved.) A wider context is next provided through reference to another literature review and other writings. Characteristics of successful approaches to online work-based learning are presented, as well as four features required to produce those characteristics (intelligent and intuitive tools, and extensive database of materials, imaginative design, and a shared commitment). Three successful programs are described. A conclusion states that online work-based learning will succeed where it is personalized, managed by the user, relevant to the user's work, supported by the employer, linked to just-in-time material, and fully supported within a healthy learning environment. There are 55 references and two appendixes. (SLR)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom