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E-Learning Networked Environments: Concepts and Issues

  • Samuel Pierre
  • Gilbert Paquette
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Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)

Abstract

This chapter presents the basic concepts and main issues that characterize the e-learning network environments from a knowledge management standpoint. Knowledge management is essentially focused on the concept of knowledge, and specifically concerns the competencies of those working for organizations. It involves two important processes: knowledge extraction and knowledge assimilation. The main issues of e-learning network environments include the design of knowledge scenarios that can be integrated into knowledge environments yet to be built, as well as the design of knowledge networks dedicated to supporting these environments and enabling the retrieval of learning resources. In this chapter, the problematic of building knowledge scenarios and knowledge environments is first presented. Then, the principles, methods, and tools required to build knowledge networks are summarized, and the problems associated with retrieving resources and knowledge in networked environments are addressed.

Keywords

Virtual Reality Augmented Reality Learning Object Network Environment Knowledge Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Pierre
    • 1
  • Gilbert Paquette
    • 2
  1. 1.École Polytechnique de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Télé-UniversitéMontréalCanada

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