Motivation and Self-Direction

Learning environments give learners a great deal of freedom and control to manage their own learning. They can access performance support as they need it, get quick skill pointers in the flow of work, pop up from their desks to consult with a colleague, and access all manner of resources and activities for ongoing development. Learners determine what they want to learn, which resources and approaches they want to access in order to learn, when to engage in learning activities, and how and where they are going to apply their learning.

In contemporary workplaces, this is exactly what is required. We have come to understand that many learning needs do not require formal solutions; in fact, formal solutions can be ...

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