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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-007-06-0472


Learning in the Learning Organization

Joachim P. Hasebrook (educational financial portal [efiport] AG, Germany)

Abstract: Humans are not able to cope with the exponential growth of information and the increasing speed of information and business processes fostered by information and communication technologies. Technical support not only for information storage and retrieval but also for information selection, process planning, and decision support is needed. Most of the ICT investments, however, do not foster innovation or productivity. Recent studies show that ICT-based training is the main instrument of knowledge management. On-line media and self-directed learning environments are among the most effective training solutions in terms of cost, time and logistics. In the last few years, the percentage of employees participating in training courses increased. At the same time, there has been a decline of training budgets. E-Learning is able to deliver more valuable training for less money only if it is part of an integrated knowledge and skills management system. Two case studies of knowledge and meta data management systems are discussed.

Keywords: multimedia information Systems, office automation, social and behavioral science

Categories: H.4.1, H.5.1, J.4