Social software for professional learning: examples and research issues

Klamma, Ralf; Chatti, Mohamed Amine; Duval, Erik; Fiedler, Sebastian; Hummel, Hans; Hvannberg, Ebba Thora; Kaibel, Andreas; Kieslinger, Barbara; Kravcik, Milos; Law, Effie; Naeve, Ambjörn; Scott, Peter; Specht, Marcus; Tattersall, Colin and Vuorikari, Riina (2006). Social software for professional learning: examples and research issues. In: Sixth IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT'06), p. 912.




Social software is used widely in organizational knowledge management and professional learning. The PROLEARN network of excellence appreciates the trend of lowering the barriers between knowledge and learning management strategies for organizations and individuals. But, companies should not underestimate the needs for systematic support based on sound theories and technologies. We illustrate the requirements by examples and research issues for collaborative adaptive learning platforms for workplace learning in organizations

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