Merging of e-Learning and Knowledge Management

Merging of e-Learning and Knowledge Management

Mergingof e-Learning and Knowledge Management

Mergingof e-Learning and Knowledge Management

Knowledgehas since become an important resource for most of the organizationsif not all. Knowledge management therefore, is one of the essentialdisciplines in management. The need for effective management ofknowledge in today’s economy demands for powerful use of technologyto boost its effectiveness. Such technology for example, is themerger of e-learning with knowledge management (International Journalof Management, 2014). Challenged by tremendous growth of competitionin a globalized environment, organizations now are seeking toidentify efficient methods that would share their key resources:experiences, ideas, and knowledge management (British Academy ofManagement, 2012). Merging of knowledge management (KM) andelectronic learning (e-learning) is a solution to this challenge. Itappears to be a logical progression, but how might the merger affectthe organizational knowledge development and innovation?

Organizationalknowledge development would be affected positively. InternationalJournal of Management (2014) observed that organizations have sinceembraced knowledge as key in creation of e-learning culture. Themerger, when properly executed, guarantees a growing knowledgerepository that would continuously and effectively deliver toemployees. In addition, the merger would ease organization’spresentation modes, determination of appropriate content andinfrastructure.

Inrecent times, e-learning experiments have gone to receive greatattention globally. With the growth of e-learning, innovations haveexpanded in majority of the organizations due to increasing access tothe use of ICT and reduced costs of innovation (InternationalManagement Review, 2014). Innovation is highly likely to improveconsidering there will be increased production of technology-basedstandards of knowledge management and specifications. Additionally,innovation, according to British Academy of Management (2012), wouldconnect consulting firms for instance, into actively promotingmethodologies and practices for capture of corporate knowledge.

References

BritishAcademy of Management (2012). Knowledge Management Systems. BritishJournal of Management.Oxford: Blackwell Pub.

InternationalManagement Review (2014). Knowledge Management. Journalof International Management.Marietta, Ga: American Scholars Press.

InternationalJournal of Management (2014). Principles of Knowledge ManagementGeelong, Vic., Australia: InternationalJournal of Management