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Knowledge Management & Its Applications in Distance Education.

01 Oct 2007-The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-Vol. 8, Iss: 4, pp 96-101

TL;DR: Knowledge management (KM) can provide a university with an opportunity to integrate processes, facilitate collaboration, and form relationship across traditional organizational boundaries.

AbstractIt is the digital economy age in which we are living presently. Thus, traditional thinking is proving futile and newer methods are substituting the older ones. If one has to achieve developmental goals, one has to build a knowledge repository. Success of any system today is defined by its knowledge capital. For example for a university, knowledge is a key sustainable edge and Faculty/students are their key assets. Knowledge management (KM) can provide a university with an opportunity to integrate processes, facilitate collaboration, and form relationship across traditional organizational boundaries. It no longer stands that the most knowledgeable only will conquer; it has become that one who actually uses that knowledge will get the edge. KM provides the opportunities to rethink, recast and re-engineer.

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Lili Su1, Jiangjian Ma1, Yushun Li1, Xiaochun Cheng1, Ronghuai Huang1 
01 Sep 2008
TL;DR: This research will construct a new ubiquitous learning content management system, focus on the learning resource ontology description and the semantic relationship construction between learning objects, and propose a semantic-oriented ubiquitous learning object model (SULOM).
Abstract: The emergence of ubiquitous learning requires new methods of generating and management of learning materials. In order to meet the needs of learning resources enquiry, resources reorganization and collaborative knowledge building, it calls for a new style of learning content management system in ubiquitous environment, which is the ubiquitous learning content management system (ULCMS). In the new type of learning environment, the description of ubiquitous learning resources and the construction of the semantic relationship between learning objects are the foundation of resources enquiry, resources reorganization and collaborative knowledge building. This research will construct a new ubiquitous learning content management system, focus on the learning resource ontology description and the semantic relationship construction between learning objects, and propose a semantic-oriented ubiquitous learning object model (SULOM).

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  • ...As the development of network learning, there are all kinds of network learning resources description standards, such as US Dublin Core metadata of OCLC[6]; learning object metadata of IEEE/LTSC[7]; IMS Question & Test Interoperability Specification[8]; IMS Content Packaging Specification[8],etc. about the details of this standards, you can access relevant websites, not detailed here....

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Abstract: This article aims to examine the way in which knowledge management helps to solve educational problems in the current global economy. The method employed was structured from an epistemological-documental analysis of successful educative models and the identification of relevant areas of change in high education institutions (HEI). As a result, it can be said that better codifications, curricula, and educational structures can be obtained thanks to knowledge management. In brief, through adequate knowledge management, faculties and departments at HEI have ample opportunities for development in interdisciplinary research projects. Besides, knowledge management helps to reduce costs, have new services for the students, and achieve teaching styles, as well as implement consultancies and personalized learning.

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Book
01 Apr 2002
Abstract: From the Book: PREFACE: Preface Real knowledge is to know the extent of oneOs ignorance —Confucius In the quest for sustainable competitive advantage, companies have finally come to realize that technology alone is not that. What sustains is knowledge. It is in unchaining knowledge that lies in your companyOs people, processes, and experience that the hope for survival rests. Peter Drucker warned us years ago, but itOs only now that companies have finally woken up to the value of managing their knowledge and bringing it to bear upon decisions that drive them up or out of existence. If your organization is confused by vendor buzz and consultant pitches about how they and their products can solve all your knowledge problems, be forewarned: ItOs not that easy. Knowledge management (KM) is just about 35 percent technology. While technology is the easy part, itOs the people and processes part that is hard. The Knowledge Management Toolkit will provide you with a strategic roadmap for knowledge management and teach you how to implement KM in your company, step by step. Technology should not always be mistaken for computing technology; the two are not synonymous. Chapter 1, rather than this preface, introduces you to KM and to this book. Before you begin, a notational warning would be in order. YouOll find a lot of citations because of the cumulative tradition that this book follows by choice. However, do not let this distract you; all that you need to comprehend a topic being discussed is footnoted on the same page. You can safely ignore all endnotes without losing any information (unless you wanttotrace bibliographic history). When a URL is mentioned in the text, you will likely find further information on it in Appendix D. YouOll hear about the silver bullet, a term rooted in folklore of the American Civil War. It supposedly emerged from the practice of encouraging a patient who was to undergo field surgery to bite down hard on a lead bullet Oto divert the mind from pain and screamingO (American Slang, Harper & Row, New York, 1986). YouOll soon realize that youOve found the silver bullet of business competitiveness. Think of this book as a conversation between you and me. Remember to visit the companion site at www.kmtoolkit.com. I would love to hear your comments, suggestions, questions, criticisms, and reactions. Feel free to email me at atiwana@acm.org Amrit Tiwana Atlanta

526 citations


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TL;DR: This paper surveys knowledge management (KM) development using a literature review and classification of articles from 1995 to 2002 with keyword index in order to explore how KM technologies and applications have developed in this period.
Abstract: This paper surveys knowledge management (KM) development using a literature review and classification of articles from 1995 to 2002 with keyword index in order to explore how KM technologies and applications have developed in this period. Based on the scope of 234 articles of knowledge management applications, this paper surveys and classifies KM technologies using the seven categories as: KM framework, knowledge-based systems, data mining, information and communication technology, artificial intelligence/expert systems, database technology, and modeling, together with their applications for different research and problem domains. Some discussion is presented, indicating future development for knowledge management technologies and applications as the followings: (1) KM technologies tend to develop towards expert orientation, and KM applications development is a problem-oriented domain. (2) Different social studies methodologies, such as statistical method, are suggested to implement in KM as another kind of technology. (3) Integration of qualitative and quantitative methods, and integration of KM technologies studies may broaden our horizon on this subject. (4) The ability to continually change and obtain new understanding is the power of KM technologies and will be the application of future works.

501 citations



Book
07 Dec 1999
Abstract: The only "how-to" guide for building an enterprise knowledge management system!Until now, implementing Knowledge Management (KM) has been like nailing jelly to the wall-but not anymore! The Knowledge Management Toolkit delivers hands-on techniques and tools for making KM happen at your company. You'll learn exactly how to use KM to make sure that every key decision is fully informed as you build on your existing intranet, data warehouse, and project management investments. Top researcher Amrit Tiwana walks you through the development of an enterprise KM system from start to finish, showing how every stage can serve as a foundation for later enhancements. 10-step roadmap for implementing KM successfully Checklists help you focus on critical issues every step of the way Interactive toolkit format guides your strategic design decisions Identify your key intangibles-and audit the knowledge you already have Staff your project team and manage it effectively Build a foundation of KM infrastructure that can evolve through results-driven, incremental steps Mobilize your organization's subtle, "tacit" knowledge Calculate and maximize ROI in KM systems www.kmtoolkit.com-stay informed with the author's dedicated Web site, which provides ongoing support and updates from the KM community!Discover the best ways to align KM with business strategy, avoid key KM pitfalls such as excessive formalization and overreliance on technology, master prototyping, and understand the new role of the Chief Knowledge Officer. Tiwana also presents KM case studies from leading companies worldwide, from Nortel to Rolls Royce. If you're ready to transform KM from business-school theory to real-world competitive advantage, start right here!CD-ROM INCLUDED Knowledge Management Toolkit, including an interactive 10-step KM roadmap and easy-to-customize KM evaluation forms -complete and unrestricted! MindManager Personal for creating, organizing, and sharing knowledge maps Performance Now Enterprise, a trial version of the #1 change management tool FrontPage 2000 45-day trial Plus great tools for data mining, integrating mobile systems, workflow, modeling, and more!

413 citations


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01 Apr 2003
TL;DR: The results from this study demonstrate the positive interaction effect between the tools and models application on strategic performance capability.
Abstract: As firms begin to implement web-based presentation and data mining tools to enhance decision support capability, the firm's knowledge workers must determine how to most effectively use these new web-based tools to deliver competitive advantage. The focus of this study is on evaluating how knowledge workers integrate these tools into their information and knowledge management requirements. The relationship between the independent variables (web-based data mining software tools and business models) and the dependent variable (strategic performance capabilities) is empirically tested in this study. The results from this study demonstrate the positive interaction effect between the tools and models application on strategic performance capability.

107 citations