Bringing Generations Together though Collaboration and Informal Learning
Faith LeGendre, Senior Global eLearning Strategist, Cisco Systems, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
The landscape of today’s organizations and educational institutions is changing. For the first time in history, there are four generations working and learning together. For years, the US has been projecting a labor shortage due to the retirement of the boomers and vet generations, but with the recent changes in the economy, expectations must be readjusted. Taking into account the defining characteristics of each of these groups, this presentation will look at how collaboration and informal learning can bridge the generational gap in both organizations and educational institutions. From subject matter expert presence learning locators to virtual spaces and classrooms, technology of today is bringing together all generations. The presentation will walk attendees through a “day in the life” of a learner using these technologies and offer best practices and tools they can use within their own organizations. Attendees will receive resources for more information, best practices around and learn how schools and organizations can succeed during this unique time in history.
LeGendre, F. (2010). Bringing Generations Together though Collaboration and Informal Learning. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 672-675). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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