The Organisational Knowledge Management for e-Learning in Universities

T. Okamoto (Japan)


Knowledge Management, eLearning The second one is the general concept of technological methodology to activate/enhance learning activity regarding human highly cognitive behaviour. In this case, we need to provide the environment to support human learning behaviour by supporting human internal competency such as visualization, knowledge discovery, and knowledge acquisition From 2004 to 2007, our university ran a threeyear project called the ‘GP Project’ as part of a national project


In the educational world, the Internet has created a new learning environment called “e-Learning”. This e Learning environment is expected to create a more flexible way of learning than the traditional classroom environment. The internet environment, for example, is a huge depository of distributed information and knowledge. Therefore, it is natural that people try to use this monster resource to serve their various educational needs. However, this technological resource asks people to create a new framework for their learning environments at the same time. In the future, learners may see new ways and forms of learning, curriculum development, digital contents, learning tools/applications and management of educational data etc. In this environment, people would have closer communication, exchange ideas and opinions with each other and acquire meaningful knowledge from far sites to satisfy their learning/working needs. We would like to consider the meaning of e-Learning under the following two issues. The first one is the general concept of a distance educational system which uses information and communication technologies such as networking, digital media and so on. So far, we have developed many educational /learning support systems such as CAI, ITS, ILE WBL, CSCL for improving learners’ competency. These systems can deliver many contents and functions to different sites synchronously and asynchronously.

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