Summary of Learning Technologies in the Workplace

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Adult learners are embracing new tools and techniques, and using multiple online sources, including social networks and YouTube, to gather information and learn new skills. More and more, learners are self-motivated to find the information they need – whether through web searches or peer networks – and apply it to their work. Many learning professionals cling to a bygone era when learning & development (L&D) departments created and controlled learning, instead of maximizing the potential of this participatory revolution. Learning and Performance Institute chairman Donald H. Taylor challenges learning professionals who resist and deny change to open their horizons and offers a clear path to the L&D unit’s renewed relevance and contribution. getAbstract recommends this visionary, practical workplace learning guide to L&D professionals.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why traditional workplace learning no longer works,
  • How today’s workers use new tools and techniques to learn, and
  • What principles to follow in implementing new learning technologies. 
 

About the Author

Learning and Performance Institute chairman Donald H. Taylor has spoken about, consulted on and written about learning technologies for more than three decades. He has chaired the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.

 

Summary

Failed Promises

The record players, radio and television have something in common with the Internet and the World Wide Web: in each case, the public expected that a new communications technology should quickly transform education. Yet in more than a century of profound technological innovation and discovery, no technology has fundamentally changed learning.

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