Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management: Strategies Beyond Tools, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599041197
  • ISBN-13: 9781599041193
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 402 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

In the last years, knowledge and learning management have made a significant impact on the IT research community. Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management: Strategies Beyond Tools presents learning and knowledge management from a point of view where the basic tools and applications are provided by open source technologies. Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management: Strategies Beyond Tools explains an intense orientation to the critical issues of the open source paradigm: open source tools, applications, social networks, and knowledge sharing in open source communities. Open source technologies, tools, and applications are analyzed in the context of knowledge and learning, and this convergence formulates a challenging landscape for the deployment of information technology.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Open Source for Knowledge and Learning Management: Strategies Beyond Tools: Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Open Source Software Basics: An Overview of a Revolutionary Research Context.
2: Of Experts and Apprentices: Learning from the KDE Community.
3: Riki: A System for Knowledge Transfer and Reuse in Software Engineering Projects.
4: Human-Centered Design of a Semantically Enabled Knowledge Management System for Agile Software Engineering.
5: Making Knowledge Management Systems Open: A Case Study of the Role of Open Source Software.
6: Evaluating Open Source in Government: Methodological Considerations in Strategizing the Use of Open Source in the Public Sector.
7: Open Culture for Education and Research Environment.
8: European National Educational School Authorities' Actions Regarding Open Content and Open Source Software in Education.
9: Using Open Source to Building and Accessing Learning Objects and Online Courses.
10: The Development of the OpenACS Community.
11: The GALILEI Platform: Social Browsing to Build Communities of Interests and Share Relevant Information and Expertise.
12: Making Government Policies for Education Possible by Means of Open Source Technology: A Successful Case.
13: A Social Constructionist Approach to Learning Communities: Moodle.
About the Authors.
Index.