Workplace learning in informal networks

Milligan, Colin; Littlejohn, Allison and Margaryan, Anoush (2014). Workplace learning in informal networks. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1(6)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/2014-06

URL: http://jime.open.ac.uk/article/view/325

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.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 42257
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 1365-893X
  • Extra Information
  • 11 pp.
  • Keywords
  • workplace learning; self-regulated learning; informal learning; personal learning environment
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2014 The Authors
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  • Allison Littlejohn

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