Informal learning and the social web part 2

N.J. Ballantyne, K. Quinn

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    Abstract

    If employers wanted to support the informal learning of the workforce it would require a shift from the current emphasis on formal structured, scheduled calendars of courses, to a more personalised, focussed means of addressing specific needs at the time the individual needs it. Rather than attending traditional tutor-lead classroom training, a “just-in-time” approach delivers learning to workers when and where they need it. In part this approach can be encouraged by providing access to well organized, bite sized chunks of information available from the organisation’s intranet. The Learning Exchange service managed by the Scottish Instititute for Excellence in Social Work Education is designed to contribute to this personalised approach to learning. The content of the Learning Exchange (a web based library of learning resources) is – for the most part- offered in small discrete chunks (or learning objects) and Learning Exchange users can use a powerful search engine to locate exactly what they are looking for.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)16-19
    Number of pages4
    JournalCare Appointments
    Volume13
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Keywords

    • informal learning
    • social care

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    Ballantyne, N. J., & Quinn, K. (2006). Informal learning and the social web part 2. Care Appointments, 13, 16-19.