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Informal learning and the social web part 2

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

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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37176
Keywords: informal learning, social care, Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Faculty of Education > Glasgow School of Social Work
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 15:11
    Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:45
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37176

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