ERIC Number: ED474327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Fusion of E-Learning & Knowledge Management. Innovative Session.
Downey, Steve; Stuedemann, Reed; Van Buren, Mark; Wentling, Tim L.
Knowledge management (KM) has traditionally been well positioned within corporations. What has been less certain is how to use the information retained by KM practices to improve employee performance. Researchers are investigating how KM data/objects can be fused with e-learning practices to produce meaningful, effective, performance-enhancing solutions. The topic was also selected as the discussion of an innovative session at the 2000 Academy of Human Resource Development conference. The session objectives were as follows: (1) enumerate the components of KM; (2) describe factors influencing the merger of KM and e-learning (technologies, human nature, organizational culture); (3) evaluate the benefits and limitations of e-learning and KM; and (4) establish a community of learners interested in the integration of e-learning and KM. The following were among the 11 specific issues selected for discussion by the session panelists: (1) the current state of e-learning; (2) the factors that have traditionally played the largest role in deployment/utilization of KM systems; (3) ways culture (national, professional, organizational) influences KM; (4) barriers to merging e-learning and KM; (5) the extent to which technology impacts the adoption of systems in organizations; and (6) the research questions that must be addressed to realize the concept of an integrated e-learning/KM system. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Corporate Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Human Resources, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Integrated Curriculum, Job Performance, Labor Force Development, Online Courses, Organizational Culture, Performance Technology, Postsecondary Education, Systems Approach, Web Based Instruction
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