International Journal of Knowledge and Learning

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Ernesto Damiani
ISSN online: 1741-1017
ISSN print: 1741-1009
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IJKL aims at fostering multidisciplinary discussion and research on knowledge-intensive approaches to learning management and learning processes at the individual, organisational and national levels, emphasising knowledge representation issues, social and organisational elements, and architectural and design issues of learning management systems.


 Topics covered include

  • Knowledge-based learning management systems
  • Knowledge-based approaches to competence management
  • Design/conceptual issues about learning objects, knowledge/learning flows
  • Learning and knowledge in social networks
  • Knowledge and learning strategies, and their benchmarking
  • Learning and knowledge exploitation in health, corporate and government
  • Learning/knowledge portals, virtual learning symposiums/communities/universities
  • Ubiquitous and pervasive learning, epistemology of knowledge and learning
  • Innovative case studies, lessons learned (successes and failures)
  • Focused studies of learning and knowledge in sectors
  • Intelligent learning infrastructures in knowledge intensive organisations
  • Maturity models of learning and knowledge exploitation
  • Effective learning/knowledge exploitation methodologies, emerging technologies
  • Corporate universities, new approaches/models to learning content diffusion
  • Knowledge/learning towards the support of excluded/people with disabilities

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IJKL targets the emerging new landscape of knowledge intensive organisations, which require an integrated approach to the management of learning and knowledge. The promotion of leading edge research in the converging area of knowledge and learning management is treated with a strategic point of view: the fact that the deployment of technologies requires a multidisciplinary approach in which new models for learning have to be built upon effective knowledge management mechanisms. This general statement outlines the ultimate objective but towards this direction a number of other goals and objectives can be stressed:

  • Promotion of the discipline
  • Communication of the differences that electronic evolution brings to learning and knowledge exploitation
  • Communication of lessons learned from both failures and successes of advanced learning applications
  • Craft of strategies for effective learning and knowledge management convergence
  • Contextual studies in sectors: main emphasis will be paid on the following sectors: Health, Government, Education, Business, Entertainment Industry, Tourism, etc
  • Promotion of International Collaborations towards new projects aiming at the development of new tools and at the specification of new services
  • Identification of best practices that could support consultation in many levels
  • Benchmarking winning practices in the corporate field


IJKL aims to establish value-adding knowledge transfer and personal development channels in three distinctive areas: Academia, Industry and Government summarise the three pillars where a new scientific publication can play a significant role.


IJKL publishes original research papers providing significant results, and also short communications about innovative ideas and news, announcements and reviews regarding the topics of the journal.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Damiani, Ernesto, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Executive Editor

  • Ceravolo, Paolo, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Managing Editor

  • Zefkili, Konstantina N., Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), Greece

Associate Editors

  • Elia, Gianluca, University of Salento, Italy
  • Guetl, Christian, Curtin University of Technology, Australia and Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Sicilia, Miguel-Angel, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Vargas-Vera, Maria, Open University, UK

Book Editor

  • Goh, Andrew L.S., University of South Australia, Australia

Editorial Board Advisor

  • Sheth, Amit P., University of Georgia, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Aristovnik, Aleksander, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Azzini, Antonia, Consortium for Technology Transfer - C2T, Italy
  • Barbon, Sylvio, Londrina State University, Brazil
  • Becerra-Fernandez, Irma, Marymount University, USA
  • Brancher, Jacques Duílio, Londrina State University, Brazil
  • Bueno Campos, Eduardo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Chan, Tak-Wai, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Chew, Fong Peng, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Devedzic, Vladan, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Dzbor, Martin, The Open University, UK
  • Edwards, John, Aston University, UK
  • Ehlers, Ulf-Daniel, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Eseryel, Deniz, University of Oklahoma, USA
  • Gasevic, Dragan, Monash University, Australia
  • Gordon, John, Applied Knowledge Research Institute, UK
  • Grew, Philip, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
  • Guizzardi, Renata Silva Souza, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil
  • Hakkarainen, Kai, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Ho, Tu Bao, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
  • Jashapara, Ashok, Loughborough University, UK
  • Jonassen, David, University of Missouri, USA
  • Karacapilidis, Nikos, University of Patras, Greece
  • Karvalics, Laszlo Z., University of Szeged, Hungary
  • Kashyap, Vipul, Partners Healthcare System, Inc., USA
  • Kinshuk, , Athabasca University, Canada
  • , Tang-Ho, Université de Moncton, Canada
  • Lee, Denise, NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership, USA
  • Lichtenstein, Sharman, Deakin University, Australia
  • Liu, Jie, Institute of Computing Technology - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Liu, Lian, , USA
  • Martin, Bill, RMIT University, Australia
  • Milani, Manuela, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France
  • Moreale, Emanuela, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Naeve, Ambjörn, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Ngai, Eric W.T., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Nobanee, Haitham, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates
  • Pouloudi, Nancy, ELTRUN - The Research Center, Greece
  • Rafaeli, Sheizaf, University of Haifa, Israel
  • Ramos, Wilsa Maria, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Ritrovato, Pierluigi, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Rosic, Marko, University of Split, Croatia
  • Sampson, Demetrios G., University of Piraeus, Greece
  • Secundo, Giusy, University of Salento, Italy
  • Senteni, Alain, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
  • Senthilkumar, Sukumar, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
  • Shneier, Lesley, World Bank Group, USA
  • Soderquist, Klas Eric, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • Sutinen, Erkki, University of Joensuu, Finland
  • Valenti, Salvatore, University of Ancona, Italy
  • Vossen, Gottfried, University of Muenster, Germany
  • Wagner, Roland, Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria
  • Watanabe, Toyohide, Nagoya Industrial Science Research Institute, Japan
  • Wolpers, Martin, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Germany
  • Yang, Stephen J.H., National Central University, Taiwan
  • Yeung, Christopher Kwok-Tung, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Zilli, Antonio, University of Salento, Italy


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