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
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

    Keywords

    • informal learning
    • workplace
    • learning networks
    • learning tools

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