Just created this category… Why?
Given my HRD/training/learning background and my current research in KM, it’s not so surprising that I’m interested in the connections between two. This piece from my PhD proposal probably explains it some of the current ideas:
…employee learning can be described by the iceberg metaphor: visible formal programs are complemented with informal learning, which is more difficult to recognise and measure. This probably explains the lack of studies on supporting informal learning, although it is recognised that it takes larger share of time and could be more effective than formal learning programs.
In practice formal and informal learning are addressed within different organisational domains (training&development and knowledge management) that results in unrelated interventions. We propose that considering the “learning iceberg” as a whole and aligning those interventions can improve the quality of employee learning and reduce associated costs.
I’m interested in all possible connections, from theoretical to just brainstormed ideas. And in non-examples as well 🙂