Improvement of the Learning Environment at an International Multicultural Company through the Assessment of Relevant Methodology and Technology Goals

Thomas Ehrl, Jonathan Adams, Stefan Kaczmarczyk and Benedikt Meier

Wednesday 20th September 2017

“Open Teaching & Learning” in a University/academic environment becomes increasingly more important and needs to be designed in the most efficient and effective way to ensure a balanced return-on-investment. This issue is of particular importance when it comes to complex learning areas. In this context, the paper addresses opportunities applying new learning technologies within a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of training. This paper presents an in-depth analysis of state-of-the-art learning methodologies (knowledge transfer process) to ensure a higher learning engagement of all employees, taking into consideration function, age, culture and technological abilities. The results arising from this paper will identify the pedagogic and business impact of an individualized application of a knowledge transfer strategy. After a review of literature on the subject, the paper concludes with a proposal of the optimal knowledge transfer strategy. This strategy is to be integrated into the existing pedagogic provisions of a multi-disciplinary / multi-cultural R&D (learning) environment of a global PTS company. The strategy can also be used in an academic environment to aid problem solving and engineering knowledge transfer.

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