Workplace learning is increasingly important in the dynamic competitive environment faced by organizations throughout the world. As the needs of a successful organization continually change there is a need for the employees of that organization, at every level, to update and expand their skills to match the needs of the organization. This places workplace learning in the position of serving employees at different levels of the organization and with different professional skills and responsibilities. In order to best ground workplace learning design as an aspect of the organization’s overall strategy it is important to recognize the common elements of all workplace learning design and their importance in supporting the success of the firm. These common elements are increasingly best served by the use of workplace elearning approaches. This paper will examine workplace learning as a strategic focus of the modern firm and the common elements that are present across all types of training in the workplace as well as the unique elements of elearning in the workplace.
Caudill, Jason G.
"Employee Motivations for Workplace Learning and the Role of Elearning in the Workplace,"
Internet Learning: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/internetlearning/vol4/iss2/4
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