Learning Path Specification forWorkplace Learning based on Business Process Management
Subramanian V., Bertolino A.
CSEDU - International Conference on Computer Supported Education (Roma, 21-23 Aprile 2016). Proceedings, pp. 172 - 180. Scitepress, 2016.
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.