Title: PROLEARN: technology-enhanced learning and knowledge distribution for the corporate world

Authors: Martin Wolpers, Guido Grohmann

Addresses: Research Center L3S, Expo Plaza 1, 30539 Hannover, Germany. ' Institute for Information Systems (IWI), German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3, 66123 Saarbruecken, Germany

Abstract: E-Learning is increasingly influencing university and workplace education in Europe. The EU/IST FP6 Network of Excellence PROLEARN is focusing on these issues, advancing the state of the art in this area. Some of PROLEARN|s key issues are the production, deployment, exchange, and brokerage of learning resources as well as their usage for professional training in SMEs and larger companies. Furthermore, the project addresses the needs of companies from the learning as well as from the business perspective, e.g. including appropriate business process reference models for the introduction of e-learning systems and scenarios, embedding them into the complete IT environment of an enterprises an the respective working environments of an employee. In this paper, we will focus on the issues of metadata for learning resources, its use in brokerage systems and the relation to respective business processes in enterprises, thus basically relating issues of knowledge management to technology-enhanced learning in commercial scenarios.

Keywords: technology-enhanced learning; business models; knowledge management; knowledge sharing; knowledge distribution; e-learning; online learning; learning resources; training; SMEs; metadata.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2005.006250

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2005 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.44 - 61

Published online: 09 Feb 2005 *

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