ECER 2001 Proceedings
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Developing a model of factors influencing work-related learning: Findings from two research projects
This paper presents a model of factors influencing work-related learning – that is learning in and at work. The model synthesises findings from two research studies, one British and the other European, both previously reported at ECER conferences. The European project investigated the role of HRD practitioners in learning-oriented organisations. This paper develops one aspect of that project – factors inhibiting and enhancing learning in and at work. The UK project focused on computer based learning, and this paper further examines learners’ perceptions of the quality of computer based learning materials. Drawing upon the two research studies, the paper identifies the various factors influencing learning in and at work, at organisational, functional (HRD) and individual levels, and then focuses upon three levels of factors influencing computer based learning. It is argued that identifying these, often contradictory and subjective, factors is an important step enabling managers and HRD practitioners to recognise how learning might be hindered or helped within the organisational, and particularly ICT, context.
Manning, Sabine; Dif, M'hamed (eds.). 2001. VETNET ECER 2001 proceedings: Current research in European vocational education and human resource development. Berlin: Wissenschaftsforum Bildung und Gesellschaft e.V. [Internet: http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/vet/ecer01.htm].