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Toward a Cloud Based Knowledge Management System of E-learning Best Practices

  • Amal Al-Rasheed
  • Jawad Berri
  • Azeddine Chikh
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 275)

Abstract

Knowledge management, particularly, tacit knowledge management, is a significant guarantee for the development of sustainable educational systems in the e-learning field. The transfer of instructor’s tacit knowledge is a key point in promoting the capitalization and exchange of teaching best practices which ensures quality in the learning process. Instructors should be able to share and integrate their teaching know how efficiently within their professional communities of practice. Given the highly interactive nature of Web 2.0 technologies and the benefits of Cloud Computing, managing and sharing of teaching best practices within a knowledge management system for diverse communities represents an interesting opportunity and a real challenge. The aim of this paper is to present a Cloud-based Knowledge Management System that manages gathering and sharing of best teaching practices in e-learning. The proposed system promotes teaching experience exchange and supports the creation and management of communities of practice in a Cloud environment.

Keywords

Knowledge Management Best Teaching Practice E-learning Cloud Computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesPrincess Nora UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Information Systems Department, College of Computer and Information SciencesKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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