Managing Informal Learning in professional contexts: the learner’s perspective

M.A. Marques, M.C. Viegas, G. Alves, V. Zangrando, N. Galanis, J. Janssen, E. Waszkiewicz, M. Gonzalez and F. Garcia-Peñalvo

Informal Learning is present in everyone’s life but its awareness only recently has been reported. The need to keep track of the knowledge acquired this way is increasing as its sources diversity also increases. This work presents the pilots trials on the use of a tool developed to help keeping track of the learners’ informal learning, within a number of companies spread out in three countries. This tool developed through the European Commission funded project TRAILER, is still under development, which will allow integrating the set of improving suggestions obtained from users during the piloting phase. The overall idea of managing one’s informal learning was well accepted and welcomed, which validated the emerging need for a tool with this purpose.

Paper presented at EC-TEL 2013 Eighth European Conference On Technology Enhanced Learning Scaling Up Learning For Sustained Impact, Workshop on solutions that enhance informal learning recognition – WEILER
Paphos (Cyprus), 17 – 21 September 2013

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