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Imagine your organisation deprived of all of today’s financial resources  – how could learning and training be supported ?


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Fred de Vries
Fred de Vries

In times of scares resources one needs to be smart. As no one will take the computers and internetconnections from us, it is a splendid opportunity to set up communities of learning using forms of Technology Enhanced Learning, This in combination with learning in the workplace whith moderators but no formal teachers one can still acomplish the training and learning needs from both the organizational perspective as well as the individual perspective.

Tomas Declercq
Tomas Declercq

Shortsighted organizations that are tight in money will probably argue to just close the training department and use the free online services and resources instead. I do believe that most information you need can be found online by reading blogs, using Twitter and Youtube, and keeping up with your RSS feed. Though, this informal and highly unstructured learning looks not that efficient to me because there is a lack of synthesis and integration in order to obtain overall learning objectives. A learning package has to be put together and tailor-made by professionals. I like the post of Mr. de Vries… Read more »

Tom Wambeke

Thanks Fred, indeed. Scarcity of resources opens pathways to innovation and creativity. A hybrid set of:

– smart workplace learning / workflow learning
– informal learning
– just-in-time learning
– brown bag sessions
– open spaces
– network learning
– blended learning

all enhanced by technology (eventually shaped as a CoP) and considering KM part of our daily professional practice. This does not have to be expensive at all.

Combine Jay Cross ‘learnscapes’ with the connectivism thoughts of George Siemens and you have some useful ingredients.