To be agile in today’s business environment, every knowledge-intensive organization faces the challenge of supporting the non-classroom, non-instructional type of learning on-demand, inseparably interwoven with daily job tasks. The next stage of e-learning development at the workplace - Workplace Learning On-demand (WLOD) is a steady evolution with respect to the increasing demands on just-in-context and just-in-time knowledge and skill update. In this evolution, contrasting the traditional classroom instruction, learning is a decentralized sharing and collaboration endeavor. Moreover, WLOD is a self-organized and self-managed process by individual employees at their desktops. Another important effect of IT is that access to content has been set free or is enabled with tremendously reduced costs. To establish organizational value of information, free floating on the intra- and Internet, comes down to knowing and sharing, when, where, and/or how to use the information. Precisely, managing organizational contexts rules the emergence of workplace learning on-demand.
Index Terms: Contextualization & collaboration, contextual workplace learning on-demand, metadata tagging-granularization & reusability, IBM Lotus Notes, knowledge management.