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A system to support dissemination of knowledge and sharing of experiences in the working environment

Lepouras, G. and Vassilakis, C. and Weir, G.R.S. (2003) A system to support dissemination of knowledge and sharing of experiences in the working environment. International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Lifelong Learning, 13 (3/4). pp. 248-257. ISSN 1560-4624

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Abstract

In the information era enterprises strive to be productive and efficient. One feature of this goal is to engage their employees in education programmes, help them gain new experiences and knowledge and adapt to an ever-changing working environment. Such programmes require thorough design in order to achieve satisfactory results. Lately, enterprises recognising the role technology can play in the education of their employees, have adopted systems that supplement the traditional educational model with mechanisms that enable the sharing of experiences and knowledge [5]. In this paper we describe an architecture and a system prototype that allows users to search easily for information, interact with colleagues and share experiences, to compose and disseminate best practices and knowledge. The design of this system is based on insights gained from the operation of the Greek Taxation System.