Learning paradigms in workplace e-learning research
2014 (English)In: Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, ISSN 2073-7904, Vol. 6, no 3, 299-315 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this paper is to explore the discourses of learning that are actualized in workplace e-learning. It aims to understand how learning is defined in research within this field. The empirical material consists of academic research articles on e-learning in the workplace, published from 2000 to 2013. The findings are presented as four metaphors highlighting four overlapping time periods with different truth regimes: Celebration, Questioning, Reflection and Dissolution. It is found that learning as a phenomenon tends to be marginalized in relation to the digital technology used. Based on this, we discuss a proposal for a more critical and problematized approach to e-learning, and a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities for employees and organizations to acquire knowledge in the digital age.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 6, no 3, 299-315 p.
e-learning, workplace, discourse, lifelong learning, learning metaphors
Research subject Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-38815ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84907859317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-38815DiVA: diva2:764785