Learning and performing in a knowledge based society

John Lacontora, David Mendonca, Fadi Deek

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Community knowledge centers can serve as the foundation for a knowledge-based society. This paper identifies state-of-the-art practices that are critical to the development and success of community-based knowledge centers, particularly when they are supported by socio-technical systems and virtual information networks. An emerging model for a virtual community socio-technical system is illustrated in a Community Knowledge Centers context and suggests how it may form, mature and thrive over time. The discussion of the model is supported by the presentation of the fundamental components for the implementation of the system as well as a number of candidate topics for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEL 2006 - International Conference on e-Learning
EditorsDan Remenyi
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)1905305222
StatePublished - 2006
Event1st International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2006 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2006Jun 23 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL
ISSN (Print)2048-8882
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8890


Other1st International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Education


  • Community knowledge centre
  • Community of practice
  • Knowledge management
  • Knowledge-based society
  • Socio-technical systems


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