TRAILER: A Tool for Managing Informal Learning

Maria C. Viegas, Maria A. Marques, Gustavo R. Alves, Aleksandra Mykowska, Nikolas Galanis, Marc Alier, Francis Brouns, José Janssen, Francisco J. García-Peñalvo, Alicia García-Holgado, Valentina Zangrando, Miguel Á. Conde-González

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    Even though informal learning plays an important role in everyone’s life, not everyone is aware of its importance. These informal activities contribute to the development of self-regulated learning that can help productivity in different environments. As this kind of apprentices grow, the need to keep track of this developed knowledge is becoming vital. This paper presents a study on the perception and usage of a tool that would help keeping track of learners’ informal learning. This study was conducted both within academic and professional contexts and was developed within the European Commission funded TRAILER project. The contexts were similar regarding the importance and perception of informal learning, but differed concerning tool usage and the usefulness of such a platform. The overall idea of managing one’s informal learning was well accepted and welcomed, which validated the emerging need for a tool with this purpose.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number1
    Pages (from-to)1-17
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals (IJHCITP)
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014


    • Trailer
    • competences
    • curricula management
    • human resources management
    • ICT tool
    • informal learning
    • knowledge management
    • motivation


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