Title: Designing virtual learning for employee development

Authors: Wuttigrai Ngamsirijit

Addresses: National Institute of Development Administration, 118 Sereethai Road, Bangkrapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand

Abstract: In today's digital age, virtual learning is considered as one of the elements for professional learning and employee development. It provides learners with a beneficial experience through an intimate environment and interaction between the users and the system. The media must be designed for and focused on the learning environment in order to maximise the learning process. This paper describes how virtual learning media can be developed in order to encourage the willingness to learn, and facilitate the learners' awareness and reflection. The virtual learning media for employee development in the managerial subject of project management is developed and tested with a sample of employees in a retail firm. An investigation is made of virtual learning design issues and their learning outcomes. The results are found to be a very useful source of knowledge for virtual learning design from theoretical and practical perspectives in the context of employee development.

Keywords: employee development; learning technology; virtual learning design; willingness to learn; learner awareness; learner reflection; project management; retail industry; retailing; learning outcomes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2015.074192

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.346 - 363

Received: 06 Jun 2015
Accepted: 27 Sep 2015

Published online: 13 Jan 2016 *

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