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LaaN: convergence of knowledge management and technology-enhanced learning

: Chatti, M.A.; Jarke, M.; Schroeder, U.


IEEE transactions on learning technologies 5 (2012), No.2, pp.177-189
ISSN: 1939-1382
Journal Article
Fraunhofer FIT ()

Knowledge Management (KM) and Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) have attracted attention over the past two decades and are meanwhile considered as important means to increase individual and organizational performance. There is, however, a wide agreement that traditional KM and TEL models have failed to cope with the fast-paced change and critical challenges of the new knowledge era. In this paper, we propose a vision for future KM/TEL approaches which aims to fulfill the needs of the new knowledge landscape by introducing the Learning as a Network (LaaN) theory as a new learning theory characterized by the convergence of KM and TEL within a learner-centric knowledge environment. We further discuss a possible implementation of the LaaN theory based on the personal learning environment (PLE) concept.