Traditional training methods for people working in 24/7 organizations no longer suffice. These methods are too rigid in their approach and fail to prepare 24/7 professionals in time. During this workshop we will explore four principles for the development of learning solutions for 24/7 professionals that overcome the problems of traditional training methods. First, facilitating on-the-job learning will shorten the time required for training and instruction and provide better transfer to actual practice. Second, stimulating continuous learning will improve and prolong personnel readiness. Third, incorporating the real-life context in the training, aims at making better use of competences in practice. Fourth and last, a rapid development approach can be used, saving development time and cost and making learning environments quickly available. Workshop contributions are research projects aiming at the grounded development of learning solutions for 24/7 professionals, and illustrating the four designing principles.


On-the-job learning; Continuous learning; Training for extreme context; Rapid development of learning solutions; Technology-enhanced workplace learning; Self-directed learning; Adult learning; Ubiquitous learning; Technology-enhanced learning;

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Last updated on 12 February, 2015.