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The web learning system of 'Virtual eBMS': a tool supporting unstructured and just-in-time learning
by Gianluca Elia, Giustina Secundo, Cesare Taurino
International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations (IJNVO), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2009


Abstract: In the era of the Global, Digital and Knowledge-based Economy, a just-in-time access to learning content, as well as an efficient way to access increasingly distributed knowledge sources, is required in order to solve the problem of 'knowledge obsolescence'. In this scenario, traditional web learning systems are no longer adequate and need a strong integration with Knowledge Management (KM) systems, in order to trigger just-in-time/at workplace/customised/on-demand and unstructured learning processes, in place of an old-fashioned time/place/content predefined ones. In this paper, we describe the main pillars underpinning an innovative approach to web learning based on the above-mentioned principles. Moreover, we provide a detailed representation of the web learning component of 'Virtual eBMS', a web-based system designed and implemented at the e-Business Management Section of the Scuola Superiore ISUFI, University of Salento (Italy). In particular, we describe the content-oriented and the service-oriented perspectives of the implemented system by highlighting its innovative elements with respect to a traditional web learning system.

Online publication date: Thu, 05-Feb-2009


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