Learning Choices: Generating and Integrating Informal Knowledge

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 14, p.100-109 (2004)


collaborative learning, Informal knowledge integration, learning tools and activities, socio-constructivism, web-based learning


One of the most important challenges faced by e-learning nowadays is the need to go beyond the traditional transmission models of teaching and effectively consider learners’ contributions to the learning process. This article presents the concept of a Learning Management System (LMS) named HyperChoice, which proposes to promote the integration of the ‘informal knowledge’ generated by users’ interaction with the learning environment and among themselves, making it re-usable by others. The relevance of this approach, mainly in higher education and professional training, is discussed and a model for its implementation is presented.