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‘Virtual Learning Organisation: learning at the workplace campus’


A new book hits the bookshops this week. 'The Virtual Learning Organization: Learning at the workplace campus', edited by Gordon Prestoungrange, Eric Sandelands and Richard Teare, contains contributions from a host of authors from the International Management Centres Association and the Canadian School of Management . Congratulations to all involved for producing a very readable and informative publication.

In the authors’ own words: 'This book seeks to explore and establish the framework around which global organizations might embed their own corporate virtual university. Why would they want to do this? The simple answer is to enable individual learners and the organization as a whole to leverage the benefits of action learning at work.'

To quote from the synopsis: 'The contributors are at the forefront of a worldwide revolution in how education and training are provided at the workplace, and their expertise in the field is second to none. The book considers the rationale behind workplace learning in a modern society, and highlights how using the Internet on both a corporate and an individual level can enable workplace learning to take place anywhere any time.'

The Virtual Learning Organization is a follow up to the very successful 'Virtual University' written by Richard Teare, David Davies and Eric Sandelands.

Bibliographical details:
Virtual Learning Organization: Learning at the workplace campus
First published 2000
ISBN 0 8264 4707 4
249 pages
Publisher: Continuum,

TrainingZONE will be carrying a review of the book shortly, and we plan to run a special guest workshop on the subject of Action Learning with the help of the International Management Centres Association in early July.


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