Title: The socialisation of organisational learning through learning technology

Authors: Gavin J. Baxter, Thomas M. Connolly, Mark Stansfield

Addresses: School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, PA1 2BE, Scotland, UK. ' School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, PA1 2BE, Scotland, UK. ' School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, PA1 2BE, Scotland, UK

Abstract: Adopting an industry specific focus, namely the field of information systems organisations, this paper discusses how organisational learning and the social aspect of learning technology may provide organisations with the flexible pedagogic approach required towards generating, managing and disseminating tacit knowledge that accommodates the continual learning of an organisation and its members. The paper analyses the industry of Information Systems Development (ISD) and the benefits that learning technology can provide IS organisations that wish to learn from past projects. Generic guidelines are also suggested to organisations addressing the issue of how to integrate learning technology within an organisational learning environment.

Keywords: organisational learning; learning organisations; information systems development; socialisation; tacit knowledge; knowledge management; learning technology; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIEM.2009.023928

International Journal of Internet and Enterprise Management, 2009 Vol.6 No.2, pp.164 - 176

Published online: 20 Mar 2009 *

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