Learning Path Specification forWorkplace Learning based on Business Process Management

Venkatapathy Subramanian, Antonia Bertolino


In modern society, workers are continuously challenged to acquire new skills and competencies while at work. Novel approaches and tools to support effective and efficient workplace learning in collaborative and engaging ways are needed. On the other hand, Business Process Management (BPM) is more and more employed to support and manage the complex processes carried out within organizations. We propose to use BPM also to drive workplace learning, with the advantage of aligning real tasks to training tasks. We introduce a specification of learning path that maps BPM tasks and activities into sequences of learning tasks that can be customized to learners competence. The learning path specification can be used to both drive learning sessions, and to inform a monitor that can assess learner’s progress. We describe a platform that is under development, and provide a simple motivational example to illustrate the approach. The goal is to combine work and learning in natural and effective way.


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Paper Citation

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Subramanian V. and Bertolino A. (2016). Learning Path Specification forWorkplace Learning based on Business Process Management . In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-179-3, pages 172-180. DOI: 10.5220/0005815301720180

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author={Venkatapathy Subramanian and Antonia Bertolino},
title={Learning Path Specification forWorkplace Learning based on Business Process Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Learning Path Specification forWorkplace Learning based on Business Process Management
SN - 978-989-758-179-3
AU - Subramanian V.
AU - Bertolino A.
PY - 2016
SP - 172
EP - 180
DO - 10.5220/0005815301720180