Recent reviews of the HCI literature acknowledge that the effect of the IT interface on individual learning has received limited attention in the past, and should be the focus of future research. At the same time, a review of the knowledge transfer literature also suggests a limited examination of the factors affecting the latter phase of transfer (i.e., knowledge internalization and recipient learning). The current manuscript attempts to bridge the HCI and knowledge transfer literatures by empirically examining the effect of the communication channel interface and the recipient’s characteristics on the recipient’s knowledge internalization.