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This conference paper was originally published as Comensoli, J, Development of a knowledge management system within the system of schools comprising the Catholic Education Office Diocese of Wollongong, Proceedings of the Emerging Technologies Conference, University of Wollongong, 18-21 June 2008.


The purpose of this research is to design an effective knowledge management system within the Catholic Education Wollongong system of schools. This study will examine “how can a knowledge based information system support teachers in their learning and pedagogical practice?” A research design approach is used as it allows the construction of the technology to support a knowledge management system, having regard to the users of the system and theoretical frameworks regarding on-line learning and knowledge transfer. The study will be conducted in four discrete phases as described by Reeves (2000) and will utilise a sequential mixed method design, (Creswell, 2003). The contribution of this research to the field will be in the development of design principles that can be applied to knowledge management system design in education.