Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities (2006)

In this paper, the author explores how self-employed contractors and consultants can and do participate in informal learning.

Specifically, the author focuses on whether these workers use web-based technology to tap into online communities with similar interests. Such communities may be particularly valuable for self-employed workers, who often find formal training neither accessible nor feasible.

Adult educators may be able to play a role in such informal learning by helping to construct learning spaces that encourage participation; making sure that people can use new technologies to maximize their learning opportunities; and facilitating connections and interactions.

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2012-05-15
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Terrie Lynn Thompson. Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities 2006. Web. 11 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/learning_edge/learning_edge.pdf>
Terrie Lynn Thompson (2006). Learning on the edge: Connecting people and l(e)arning in the everyday to policy and practice possibilities. Retrieved April 11, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/learning_edge/learning_edge.pdf
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