Knowledge Management as the Future of E-Learning

Knowledge Management as the Future of E-Learning

Nieves Pedreira (University of A Coruña, Spain), Julián Dorado (University of A Coruña, Spain), Juan Rabuñal (University of A Coruña, Spain) and Alejandro Pazos (University of A Coruña, Spain)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch177
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Abstract

Since technological changes are touching many aspects of today’s society, education cannot stay behind; in a world where information is the key to progress, the education of its citizens should not be based on expositive means alone (Adell, 1997). The inevitable increase in complexity and quantity of the information that is available and necessary has led to a need for continuous learning. Information handling requires a profound transformation of learning and teaching methods: from a model in which the teacher is the monopolizing agent and the authorized representative of knowledge, we must move towards a model that offers the student room for individual exploration and self-learning. The student needs to build relations, discover the process from within, and feel stimulated to draw his own roadmap (Piaget, 1999). This way, he will not only learn, but learn to extract the relevant information, that is to say, he will “learn to learn” in actual society.

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