The paper "LaaN: Convergence of Knowledge Management and Technology Enhanced Learning" has been published in IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies. The paper has now free access here (pdf) and here (html)
Knowledge Management (KM) and Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) have attracted attention over the past two decades and are meanwhile considered as important means to increase individual and organizational performance. There is, however, a wide agreement that traditional KM and TEL models have failed to cope with the fast-paced change and critical challenges of the new knowledge era. In this paper, we propose a vision for future KM/TEL approaches which aims to fulfill the needs of the new knowledge landscape by introducing the Learning as a Network (LaaN) theory as a new learning theory characterized by the convergence of KM and TEL within a learner-centric knowledge environment. We further discuss a possible implementation of the LaaN theory based on the personal learning environment (PLE) concept.
M. A. Chatti, U. Schroeder, M. Jarke (2012) LaaN: Convergence of Knowledge Management and Technology Enhanced Learning. IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 5(2), pp. 177-189.