All Learning Is Self-Directed: How Organizations Can Support and Encourage Independent Learning / Edition 1

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Build on the idea that organizations and their employees are increasingly comfortable with the idea that learning and skills development are the responsibility of the individual worker. This volume is designed to help organizations and their HR and training groups take maximum advantage of the trend toward an independent, self-directed learner workforce. You'll learn how to develop new organizational and individual employee development strategies to meet workplace challenges.

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What People Are Saying

John Cone
John Cone Vice President, Dell Learning Dell Computer Corporation

At a time when technology is making it possible for people everywhere to take charge of their own learning, Tobin's book is an important reminder that companies cannot abdicate their responsibilities to the process. The 'what ifs?' are thought provoking and the learning assignments in each chapter not only model the new paradigm of learning; but offer practical actions that can be taken right away.
Mark S. Koskiniem
Mark S. Koskiniem Vice President, Human Resources Buckman Laboratories International, Inc.

This book should be required reading for all training professionals. Chapters 6 and 7 in particular address some of the most pressing questions facing CEO's and training departments alike; that is, what is the role of technology and how do we balance the use of available training methods to improve the company's bottom line results? Daniel Tobin once again provides worthwhile tools and observations that allow the reader to make intelligent decisions for their company.
Diane M. Gayeski
Diane M. Gayeski, Ph.D.Principal, OmniCom Associates and Professor of Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design at Ithaca College

This book presents a unique and powerful set of recommendations about the technology, management approach, and organizational culture that are necessary to provide a solid foundation for self-directed learning in the workplace. Tobin provides both a critical assessment and an inspiring vision of this powerful trend in our industry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562861339
  • Publisher: American Society for Training & Development
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Rising Demand for ISDL
1- Creating a Positive Learning Environment
2- Making Employees Responsible for Their Own Learning
3- The Manager's Role in Independent Learning
4- Leadership's Role in Independent Learning
5- Redefining Corporate Training
6- Role of Technology-Based Training
7- Building and Using a Knowledge Network
8- Growing and Sustaining an Independent Learning Culture
9- Future of ISDL in the Workplace
Additional Resources
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