Asynchronous Learning Networks for Knowledge Workforce Learning

Richard H. Lytle


Improved workforce learning is imperative for individual knowledge workers, for companies that depend on knowledge workers, and for the U.S. economy. Meeting this need requires innovative, restructured education and training organizations; integrated knowledge drawn from currently isolated sources; and widespread replacement of the traditional classroom with appropriate learning delivery technologies. In this concept paper, a powerful and holistic solution to workforce learning is proposed, called Learning Systems Integration (LSI). While similar to current U.S. corporate and military training as a process, LSI will be significantly different in practice because it will target knowledge workers, integrate knowledge from many sources, and utilize asynchronous technology as an essential component of learning. This
paper concludes with an assessment of the prospects for improved knowledge workforce learning.


ALN,Knowledge Workers,Knowledge Management,Higher Education,Corporate Training

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