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Learning at work - a combination of experience based learning and theoretical education

Learning at work - a combination of experience based learning and theoretical education Training and learning at work is important as employees competence has to meet organisational requirements for flexibility. This study examines conditions and obstacles in integrating a web-based course at work in order to enhance employees level of competence. Employees view of working condition, competence and how they learn at work is also of importance. A selection of 35 people was made at a company which is part of a large business. The design was quantitative with complementary qualitative data. The employees had a positive attitude towards work despite increasing difficulties in work tasks and an increasing workload, which was the greatest barrier of integrating the web-based course at work. Competence development involved a certain degree of stress, but was outweighed by the fact that it was stimulating and led to the work feeling easier. To manage work, knowledge was obtained primarily by colleagues and company courses. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behaviour & Information Technology Taylor & Francis

Learning at work - a combination of experience based learning and theoretical education

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
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Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1362-3001
eISSN
0144-929X
DOI
10.1080/014492900406173
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Abstract

Training and learning at work is important as employees competence has to meet organisational requirements for flexibility. This study examines conditions and obstacles in integrating a web-based course at work in order to enhance employees level of competence. Employees view of working condition, competence and how they learn at work is also of importance. A selection of 35 people was made at a company which is part of a large business. The design was quantitative with complementary qualitative data. The employees had a positive attitude towards work despite increasing difficulties in work tasks and an increasing workload, which was the greatest barrier of integrating the web-based course at work. Competence development involved a certain degree of stress, but was outweighed by the fact that it was stimulating and led to the work feeling easier. To manage work, knowledge was obtained primarily by colleagues and company courses.

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Behaviour & Information TechnologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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