Supporting Competent Acting in the new Workplace
Lars Svensson, University West, Sweden ; Bo-Goran Bernheim, Volvo Aero Corporation, Sweden ; Johan Lundin, IT-University Gothenburg, Sweden ; Ulrika Lundh Snis, Lena Pareto, University West, Sweden
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
Competence and competent acting are central concerns for most knowledge-intensive firms of today. These firms are dependent on information systems for organizing competence. However, the IT-systems available to support competence management, generally take a problematic approach to competence. They presuppose competence as generic and stable, rather than dynamic and situated. As a result of an action-oriented research project, conducted in collaboration with a network of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), we claim that competence must be approached as a relational and situated concept. Information systems adapted to such a perspective should focus on IT-support that includes experiences, tools, and social networks.
Svensson, L., Bernheim, B.G., Lundin, J., Lundh Snis, U. & Pareto, L. (2008). Supporting Competent Acting in the new Workplace. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 3934-3941). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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