Exploring Tools and Methods for Work-Integrated Learning

ID: 3271 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Lars Svensson and Ulrika Snis, Laboratorium for Interaction Technology, HTU, Sweden
  2. Carsten Sorensen, Laboratorium for Interaction Technology, HTU and LSE, United Kingdom
  3. Kerstin Grunden, Tomas Lindroth, Stefan Nilsson, Pia Stahl-Falck, and Christian Östlund, Laboratorium for Interaction Technology, HTU, Sweden

Thursday, October 17 2:45 PM-3:45 PM Location: Salon C

Presider: Lisa Langille, Acadia University, Canada

Abstract: Most organizations have high hopes regarding the potential for eLearning to address the increasing demands for constant learning that characterizes life in a knowledge society. However, most existing designs are strongly influenced by traditional classroom-based education, and are consequently poorly adapted to the situated conditions of real work practices. This paper tries to frame a research domain labeled work-integrated learning, where focus is set on developing innovative tools and methods for technology-mediated learning, rooted in understanding of the specific conditions for various organizational settings. The paper proposes a four-level stage model as a framework for both analysis of organizations and design of new tools and methods for eLearning.


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