publication . Article . Review . 2009

Whose context is it anyway? Workplace e-learning as a synthesis of designer- and learner-generated contexts

Andrew Whitworth;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
This paper describes the consequences for workplace e-learning of viewing organisations as political systems. Organisations tend to stratify, and potential conflicts develop between ???top-down???, or designer-generation of workplace systems, and ???bottom-up???, or learner- and practice-based approaches. The differences between these groups in terms of their objectives, procedures, tacit knowledge and conceptions of the value of workplace e-learning have led to conflicts which have damaged real e-learning projects in the past. Some cases from the literature are analysed to support this point. However, other examples show how these tensions may also be turned in...
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free text keywords: workplace e-learning, professional development, learner-generated contexts, communities of practice, conflict, co-ordination
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publication . Article . Review . 2009

Whose context is it anyway? Workplace e-learning as a synthesis of designer- and learner-generated contexts

Andrew Whitworth;