Designing a case‐based e‐learning system: what, how and why

Feng‐Kwei Wang (Feng‐Kwei Wang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, USA.)

Journal of Workplace Learning

ISSN: 1366-5626

Publication date: 1 February 2002


This paper illustrates and discusses a pedagogical model that views knowledge as a source for learning to occur. In this model, learning is viewed as a process that allows workers to advance from novices to experts through three levels of knowledge acquisition: know‐what, know‐how, and know‐why. Different types of knowledge require different learning methods and entail different learning activities. Built upon this model, a corporate e‐learning system entitled UNCLE (using notes for a case‐based learning environment) was developed and pilot tested. The pilot testing of UNCLE showed encouraging learning results and suggested that a well‐defined structure for learning components and processes is favorable in a corporate environment.



Wang, F. (2002), "Designing a case‐based e‐learning system: what, how and why", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 14 No. 1, pp. 30-43.

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