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The Impact of Digitalization in the Workplace

An Educational View

  • Christian Harteis
  • Highlights threats and opportunities arising from the digitalization of work

  • Discusses how best to prepare workers for this future of work

  • Reflects on forecasts for the labour market


Part of the Professional and Practice-based Learning book series (PPBL, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Changes in the Workplaces Through Digitalization

  3. Educational Challenges on Individual Level

  4. Educational Challenges on Organizational Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Franz Lehner, Mathias With Sundby
      Pages 125-139
    3. Katja Vähäsantanen, Anneli Eteläpelto
      Pages 161-179
  5. Educational Challenges on Societal Level

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-235

About this book


This edited volume brings together researchers from various disciplines (i.e. education, psychology, sociology, economy, information technology, engineering) discussing elementary changes at workplaces occurring through digitalization, and reflecting on educational challenges for individuals, organizations, and society. The latest developments in information and communication technology seem to open new potential, and the crucial question arises which kind of work can be replaced by technology? The contributors to this volume are scholars who have been conducting research on the influence of technological change on work and individuals for a long time. The book addresses researchers as well as practitioners in the field of adult education and human resource development.


workplace learning automization digitalized workplaces organizational learning professional learning adult learning lifelong learning smart manufacturing environments IT professionals human resources information technology cyber-physical systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Harteis
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Educational ScienceUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

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