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Issue No. 02 - Second (2012 vol. 5)
ISSN: 1939-1382
pp: 177-189
M. A. Chatti , Lehrund Forschungsgebiet Inf. 9, RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
U. Schroeder , Lehrund Forschungsgebiet Inf. 9, RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
M. Jarke , Lehrstuhl Inf. 5, RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
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.
Context, Biological system modeling, Least squares approximation, Communities, Stress, Educational institutions, Knowledge management, knowledge ecology., Technology-enhanced learning, knowledge management, lifelong learning, personalization, LaaN

M. Jarke, U. Schroeder and M. A. Chatti, "LaaN: Convergence of Knowledge Management and Technology-Enhanced Learning," in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, vol. 5, no. , pp. 177-189, 2012.
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