Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
This conceptual paper examines how IT can support individuals, and in turn their organizations, in learning about and knowing their external environment on the Web. Specifically, a theoretical framework is developed to identify the sets of tool characteristics, collectively referred to as levels, which are proposed to support different modes of learning and learning processes. In addition, extensions to the 4I organizational learning process model  are proposed, specific to searching and learning on the Web: 1) adding a fifth process ? information foraging and search term development, and 2) adding a fourth level to the learning process ? machine-level. Understanding which types of tools are useful in different learning contexts has implications for learning effectiveness and may help firms understand how to `manage' their learning .
T. A. Jenkin, "How IT Supports Knowledge Discovery and Learning Processes on the Web," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 349.