Global trends in workplace learning

Lung-Sheng Lee, Chun Chin Lai

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Abstract

The paradigm of human resource development has shifted to workplace learning and performance. An identification of global trends of workplace learning can help us to better connect with workplace learning stakeholders. Using a comprehensive search of 43 contemporary journal, magazine and newspaper articles, this paper reviews and synthesizes global trends in workplace learning in terms of the following five aspects: people/who, approach/how, time/when, place/where and thing/what. Consequently, five main trends are identified as follows: (1) Types of participants and facilitators are diversifying, (2) Emerging approach focus is practice-based systemic learning, (3) The flexibility of learning time has been increasing, (4) Learning by working and learning through systematic instruction at the workplace have been highly appraised, and (5) Workplace learning culture as well as practitioner's active engagement and motivation to learn have become key elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012
Pages962-964
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 26
Event6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 2012 Jul 42012 Jul 6

Publication series

NameProceedings - 6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012

Other

Other6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period12/7/412/7/6

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Keywords

  • human resource development (HRD)
  • paradigm shift
  • work-based learning
  • workplace learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Communication

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Lee, L-S., & Lai, C. C. (2012). Global trends in workplace learning. In Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012 (pp. 962-964). [6296986] (Proceedings - 6th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, IMIS 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/IMIS.2012.153