Next Learning, Unwrapped maps the future of technology-driven workplace educationDOWNLOAD
New York, 4 April 2011 — Social networks, tablets, smartphones, wikis, blogs, performance support, online communities, gaming, and other social and collaborative learning technologies are becoming an integral part of the day-to-day learning environment of many organizations. According to the new book, Next Learning, Unwrapped, these technology trends are rapidly transforming the way businesses accelerate development of their people around the world.
The book presents new technology-driven learning concepts in the context of nearly 40 business cases from leading organizations that use technology-based learning to achieve business goals. Business and learning leaders can use these success stories and lessons learned as blueprints to embed technology-based learning deeper into the culture of their organizations.
“Technology has created a fantastic opportunity to provide people around the world with 'any time, any place' access to knowledge and learning that can help them to be more successful professionally,” says the book’s author Nick van Dam. “Essentially, this book ‘unwraps’ the concept of technology-based learning and shows organizations how they can benefit from this trend.”
The learning examples covered in the book are designed to help address the educational and development needs of many of today’s businesses, including:
“Today’s organizations require effective and efficient learning for their global workforces. People need to acquire knowledge and develop skills that support their individual performance and drive business results. The case studies presented in this book demonstrate ways social and collaborative technology-based learning can influence and transform the workplace,” says van Dam.
Dr. Nick van Dam is an internationally recognized consultant, author, speaker, and thought leader on professional learning. He is Director and a Chief Learning Officer in Global Talent for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited.
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The views and judgments expressed in Next Learning, Unwrapped are those of the author and not necessarily those of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, its member firms, or any of their related entities.