One of the learning outcomes for this module is to
Develop a learning community for particular research areas.
What is a learning community and how does one go about developing
A learning community is a group of people working together to
increase their mutual knowledge. A related term is a learning
organisation; this is an organisation that supports learning and
retains knowledge; an organisation that does this has a competitive
advantage over those that do not because knowledge is a prime asset.
A learning community can be made up from individuals from a range
Building a learning community is a key task in knowledge
management. Humans have been building learning communities since the dawn
of time; it can be done just by discussion with colleagues. More recently,
the Internet, and associated technologies, have made it easier to
build learning communities at a distance. So, a web site, bulletin board,
or a host of tools can be used to help build a learning community.
From Middlesex's Library
- The Digital University-Building a Learning Community (2002).
Reza Hazemi and Stephen Hailes (Eds.) Springer
- Knowledge Management Tools (1997). Rudy Ruggles III (Ed.)
- Knowledge Management Strategy and Technology (2002). Richard Bellaver
and John Lusa (Eds.) Artech House
From the Internet