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Journal Issue
Volume 1 Issue 1 / Feb 2003  pp1‑50

Editor: Roy Williams

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Supporting staff using WebCT at the University of Birmingham in the UK  pp1‑10

Tracy Kent

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Evaluating Virtual Learning Environments: what are we measuring?  pp11‑20

Mary Dyson, Silvio Barreto Campello

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Cognitive Style and Attitudes Towards Using Online Learning and Assessment Methods  pp21‑28

Martin Graff

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Biomedical Online Learning: The route to success  pp29‑34

Patricia Harvey

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Interactive Technology Impact on Quality Distance Education  pp35‑44

Samer Hijazi

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Integrating Distributed Learning with just‑in‑context Knowledge Management  pp45‑50

Roy. Williams

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Abstract

This paper addresses some key design issues in e‑learning, and its integration with knowledge management. The underlying premise is that the purpose of e‑learning is useful knowledge, and that the design of e‑learning should therefore be integrated with the design of related knowledge management — particularly personal knowledge management. e‑learning will be explored using the notion of "distributed learning". Knowledge management will be explored using the notion of "just‑in‑context knowledge", emphasising both the contextual underpinning of knowledge, and its strategic value — that is to say its applied value, and its embeddedness in decision making processes. The potential for distributed learning to optimise shared resources is also explored. 

 

Keywords: Distributed learning, e-learning, knowledge management, just-in-context knowledge management, digital learning, blended learning

 

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