Editorial: e-learning and knowledge management in the early years: Where are we and where should we go

Hui Li*, Jennifer Masters

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E-learning and knowledge management are increasingly accepted as established practices in the field of early childhood education. Living in the age of Web 2.0, young children can learn through experience, application, and conversation in community, physically or virtually, with peers, parents, teachers, and other adults, beyond the classroom and across the media. These concepts are of growing interest in communities of practice and knowledge networks. Although most early childhood educators recognize and practice some kinds of e-learning, most have yet to master the basic theory and practice of knowledge management. What does e-learning mean for young children? How do we apply knowledge management in early childhood setting? These questions are of great importance and a special collection such as this issue will be beneficial to take stock of the ongoing practices as well as to explore future directions in the field. This issue will combine knowledge management and e-learning with early childhood education to provide a valuable arena for the discussion and dissemination of this topic and related studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalKnowledge Management and E-Learning
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • early Childhood
  • e-learning
  • knowledge Management


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