Self-directed learning: stories from industry

Carol Zander, Jonas Boustedt, Anna Eckerdal, R. McCartney, Kate Sanders, Lynda Thomas

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We report preliminary results from an ongoing investigation of how computing professionals perceive and value self-directed learning, based on a qualitative analysis of interviews with ten computing professionals. The professionals expect that future colleagues will have a well-developed ability to learn on their own. They indicate that professionals use a range of resources, strategies, and collaborators to help them learn. They find their work-related self-directed learning enjoyable, expressing a sense of confidence and pride; yet they often also find it to be a stressful never-ending process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-1795-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventKoli Calling '12 - , Finland
Duration: 06 Nov 2012 → …


ConferenceKoli Calling '12
Period06 Nov 2012 → …


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