I posed a question on Twitter this morning and will repost it here. What e-learning tools/approaches would you like to see tested in workplace e-learning research?

One thing is clear: there is a lack of research and writing regarding the use of e-learning in the workplace. First, just how much e-learning is taking place and in which forms is it occuring? Is it formal and informal learning? Does it fit the “vending machines” approach suggested by Dr Marc Rosenberg at the 2009 E-Learning Debate“? Is it self-study, how interactive is it, and does it actively include workers in a Community of Practice? Are the workers engaged in their learning?

As I prepare a plan to do post graduate research in the area, I welcome your comments as to the research needs you see. Let’s not forget the older workers as well as the younger digital staff!

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