This paper describes a program of research designed to understand how knowledge-sharing and learning can be supported in virtual communities. To conduct this research, we propose the development of a series of knowledge sharing tools and procedures followed by a rigorous evaluation of the use of these tools in real virtual community environments. The paper starts with a brief examination of relevant theory in knowledge management and learning. This leads to a comprehensive set of research questions. To investigate these questions, we next propose a set of tools for supporting collaboration, knowledge sharing and learning for distributed communities. Evaluation is also a vital element of this research.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002|
|Editors||Ralph H. Sprague|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002 - Big Island, United States|
Duration: 2002 Jan 7 → 2002 Jan 10
|Name||Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences|
|Other||35th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2002|
|Period||02/1/7 → 02/1/10|
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