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ERIC Number: EJ873324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
ICT and Knowledge Construction: Towards New Features for the Socio-Technical Approach
Cartelli, Antonio
Learning Organization, v14 n5 p436-449 2007
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis and review of the sociotechnical approach as a result of analysis of experiences with the introduction of ICT in higher education. Design/methodology/approach: The experiences of the author with the creation of special web sites in palaeography are analysed paying special attention to knowledge construction and development at three different levels: individual, community, and organisation (society). The results are compared with those from the concept of communities of practice. Findings: There is a need for the introduction of a new element in the SECI cycle and the introduction of a new element in the scheme for a sociotechnical approach. Research limitations/implications: The findings need further experimentation in order to discover any validity for the knowledge management field in relation to the concept of communities of practice. Practical implications: The use of the scheme for the sociotechnical approach could help in the planning and implementation of information systems in a variety of situations. Originality/value: The paper introduces new elements to be considered for the application of the sociotechnical approach and for the construction of information systems in corporations and organisations. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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