Providing varying degrees of guidance for Work-Integrated Learning

Stefanie Lindstaedt, Barbara Kump, Günter Beham, Viktoria Pammer, Tobias Ley, Amir Dotan, Robert de Hoog

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We present a work-integrated learning (WIL) concept which aims at empowering employees to learn while performing their work tasks. Within three usage scenarios we introduce the APOSDLE environment which embodies the WIL concept and helps knowledge workers move fluidly along the whole spectrum of WIL activities. By doing so, they are experiencing varying degrees of learning guidance: from building awareness, over exposing knowledge structures and contextualizing cooperation, to triggering reflection and systematic competence development. Four key APOSDLE components are responsible for providing this variety of learning guidance. The challenge in their design lies in offering learning guidance without being domain-specific and without relying on manually created learning content. Our three month summative workplace evaluation within three application organizations suggests that learners prefer awarenss building functionalities and descriptive learning guidance and reveals that they benefited from it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustaining TEL: from Innovation to Learning and Practice
Subtitle of host publication5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010, Barcelona, Spain, September 28 - October 1, 2010. Proceedings
EditorsMartin Wolpers, Paul A. Kirschner, Maren Scheffel, Stefanie Lindstaedt, Vania Dimitrova
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-16020-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-16019-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 28 Sept 20101 Oct 2010
Conference number: 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2010
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2010


  • METIS-272112
  • IR-83028
  • Adaptive system
  • Work-integrated learning
  • Personalized retrieval
  • Contextualized collaboration
  • Learning guidance
  • Informal learning


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