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A Context-Based Organization Modeling for E-Learning Initiatives

A Context-Based Organization Modeling for E-Learning Initiatives
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Author(s): Kam Hou Vat (University of Macau, Macau)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 2
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch169
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


This paper investigates the design of an architectural model suitable for the development of a specific electronic learning (e-learning) paradigm. This model is derived from a series of organization modeling activities capitalizing on knowledge development and transfer among organizational members. Specifically, we describe our architectural initiatives in terms of the organizational components designed to support knowledge processes evolving over selected domains. To realize the e-learning services in an organization, whose activities are being virtualized over the Internet, we emphasize the importance of developing e-learning services not from the limitations of current technologies, but from the reality of organizational goals. Thereby, the paper presents our interpretation of the essential contexts in applying information technology (IT) to support the argument that it is important to involve organizational concerns to develop e-learning initiatives.

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