Translating theory into practice: Facilitating work-based learning through IT

Alan Sangster, Pauline Maclaran, Sarah Marshall*

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This paper examines the various ways in which IT can support and facilitate the learner in the workplace. Responding to the growing criticism that academia is failing to respond to the requirements of modern industry, it suggests that work-based learning can help close this nexus. The integration of IT into such work-based programmes can enrich the overall learning experience from student, tutor and employer perspectives, and lead to development of a far higher level of lifelong learning capabilities among students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)50-58
Number of pages9
JournalInnovations in Education and Teaching International
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000




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