Title: A modelling approach to study learning processes with a focus on knowledge creation

Authors: Ambjorn Naeve, Pertti Yli-Luoma, Milos Kravcik, Miltiadis D. Lytras

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Communication, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. ' Department of Education, University of Oulu, Finland. ' Educational Technology Expertise Centre – OTEC, Open University, The Netherlands. ' Computer Engineering and Informatics Department, University of Patras, Greece

Abstract: In this paper, we present a modelling approach to study learning processes. We introduce the process/pedagogy/tools model and shown how its assembly-line style of process modelling can be used to describe which pedagogical aspects and which tools that support which parts of a specific learning process. We also review the SECI knowledge creation theory of Nonaka and combine it with process modelling to arrive at a SECI process framework for the study and analysis of knowledge-creating learning processes. Finally, we show that the different SECI modes of knowledge conversion are empirically supported by pedagogical research.

Keywords: learning processes; process modelling; knowledge creation; SECI process framework; LISREL method; validation; web-based learning; online learning; e-learning; knowledge conversion; pedagogical research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2008.020228

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2008 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.1 - 34

Published online: 09 Sep 2008 *

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