"In many cases, e-learning may be the only way
forward. The future demand for business education is
such that it is unlikely that traditional or campus-
based education will be able to cope. [...]" (Helen
Lange at U21 Global for the Financial Times).
Motivated by this comment, this work deals with
Business Process Management (BPM) and its possible
applications in the field of Web-based Education and
learning processes. It is divided into three parts.
The first part discusses the current state of BPM in
detail. It introduces concepts, technologies and
tools to facilitate the BPM by supporting the whole
business process life cycle. For each phase of the
process life cycle, emerging standards are presented
which help manage quick changing business processes.
The second part argues that learning processes are
similar to business processes and therefore can be
treated like them. In addition, we evaluate a
Learning Process Management System to show the
usefulness of this idea and also identify missing
tools that could improve its management. The last
part presents the complete software development
process of such a missing tool.