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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Virtual Workplace Learning: Promises Met?
Virtual workplace learning: Promises met?
Introduction

Virtual learning has become ubiquitous in the workplace as one of many modalities for delivering training. Companies around the world, large and small, provide training to their employees using computer technology. Indeed, the American Society for Training and Development found in a series of studies that 36 percent of all training programs in organizations were delivered by computer (Rivera and Paradise, 2006). As we will show, however, the impact of virtual learning has been decidedly mixed. Virtual learning can be efficient and effective, but it is not well suited for every subject, every employee, or every situation. At the same time, there are a variety of steps employers can take to maximize the probability of success ...

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