Global Trends in Workplace Learning

Lung-Sheng Lee, Chun-Chin Lai
2012 2012 Sixth International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing  
The paradigm of human resource development has shifted to workplace learning and performance. Workplace can be an organization, an office, a kitchen, a shop, a farm, a website, even a home. Workplace learning is a dynamic process to solve workplace problems through learning. 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
more » ... r 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. Keywords-human resource development (HRD), paradigm shift, work-based learning, workplace learning full-text articles published between January 2008 and October 2011 and included in EBSCOhost, a research database serving premium content in every subject area, and totally obtained 43 articles related to workplace learning trends. The following five interweaving aspects were employed to identify trends in workplace learning which Lung-Sheng Lee
doi:10.1109/imis.2012.153 dblp:conf/imis/LeeL12 fatcat:egqpatxzqzggxc3andkxvnxvqm