Title: Open system of distance learning: soft system approach to information system analysis

Authors: Przemysław Różewski; Emma Kusztina

Addresses: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, ul. Żołnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland. ' Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, ul. Żołnierska 49, 71-210 Szczecin, Poland

Abstract: One of the more important factors of human civilisation is proper organisation of education system. The system-based approach allows to interpret the open and distance learning phenomenon as a complex information system. The authors perform a soft system analysis based on the theory of hierarchical multilevel systems, which allows developing a model of the open system of distance learning. The proposed model plays a role of a meta information system for knowledge management for open and distance learning. As a conclusion of the analysis hierarchical structure and functional scheme of open system of distance learning are proposed.

Keywords: knowledge management; soft system analysis; education systems; complex information systems; open systems; distance learning; modelling; information management; open learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKWI.2012.048160

International Journal of Knowledge and Web Intelligence, 2012 Vol.3 No.1, pp.3 - 18

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Jul 2012 *

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