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Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Corporate Context

Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Corporate Context
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Author(s): Anoush Margaryan (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK) and Betty Collis (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Digital Information Technologies: Innovations, Methods, and Ethical Issues
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Thomas Hansson (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-970-0.ch020

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Abstract

This paper focuses on tools and strategies to integrate the strengths of formal and informal learning in the corporate context via the use of work-based activities within courses. The following proposition is argued: An effective course in the corporate context becomes a blend of formal and informal learning, a guided opportunity to learn from and share experiences gained through work-based activities, and to contribute one’s own experiences as learning resources for others, for use in both formal and informal learning settings. Examples from practice in a multinational corporate learning context where a number of courses have been redesigned to allow integration of formal and informal learning are given. Key issues and challenges arising from this experience are discussed.

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