Increasing attention is paid to organisational learning, with the success of contemporary organisations strongly contingent on their ability to learn and grow. Importantly, informal learning is argued to be even more significant than formal learning initiatives. Given the widespread use of digital technologies in the workplace, what requires further attention is how digital technologies (eg, massive open online courses—MOOC) enable informal learning processes. Drawing from Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory, in this paper we advance a conceptual model for examining this important topic. The two dimensional matrix and the micro-level description of informal learning activities presented provide a framework for both further research on technology-mediated practices for informal learning, as well as the design of formative contexts for learning to occur.

Organisational learning as an emerging process: the generative role of digital tools in informal learning practices / Stefano, Za; Spagnoletti, Paolo; Andrea North, Samardzic. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. - ISSN 0007-1013. - 45:6(2014), pp. 1023-1035. [10.1111/bjet.12211]

Organisational learning as an emerging process: the generative role of digital tools in informal learning practices

SPAGNOLETTI, PAOLO;
2014

Abstract

Increasing attention is paid to organisational learning, with the success of contemporary organisations strongly contingent on their ability to learn and grow. Importantly, informal learning is argued to be even more significant than formal learning initiatives. Given the widespread use of digital technologies in the workplace, what requires further attention is how digital technologies (eg, massive open online courses—MOOC) enable informal learning processes. Drawing from Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) theory, in this paper we advance a conceptual model for examining this important topic. The two dimensional matrix and the micro-level description of informal learning activities presented provide a framework for both further research on technology-mediated practices for informal learning, as well as the design of formative contexts for learning to occur.
Informal learning; organisational learning; Digital technologies
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