Supporting the Learning Dimension of Knowledge Work

Stefanie N. Lindstaedt, Mario Aehnelt, Robert de Hoog

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We argue that in order to increase knowledge work productivity we have to put more emphasis on supporting this learning dimension of knowledge work. The key distinctions compared to other TEL approaches are (1) taking the tight integration of working and learning seriously, (2) enabling seamless transitions on the continuum of learning practices, and (3) tapping into the resources (material as well as human) of the organization. Within this contribution we develop the concept of work-integrated learning (WIL) and show how it can be implemented. The APOSDLE environment serves as a reference architecture which proves how a variety of tightly integrated support services implement the three key distinctions discussed above.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning in the Synergy of Multiple Disciplines
Subtitle of host publication4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 Nice, France, September 29–October 2, 2009 : Proceedings
EditorsUlrike Cress, Vania Dimitrova, Marcus Specht
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-04636-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-04635-3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009 - Nice, France
Duration: 29 Sep 20092 Oct 2009
Conference number: 4

Publication series

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


Conference4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2009
Abbreviated titleEC-TEL 2009


  • IR-83027
  • METIS-262226
  • Workplace learning
  • Professional learning
  • Self-directed learning
  • Collaboration scripts
  • User profiles
  • Recommendation systems

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