Knowledge management system for electronic learning of IT skills

Chi Hong Leung, Yuen Yan Chan

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Abstract

Other than the traditional classroom-based learning in which students learn from the teacher directly, students should share their knowledge with others to facilitate the learning process. The application of the information technologies creates a common, user-friendly, and universally accessible learning platform that should not only focus on providing access to information and expertise, but also embrace a far richer architecture of online resources. Knowledge management includes the capability to collect, archive, manage, evaluate, and distribute information across the learning community. In the learning process, a student may like to share knowledge with other students and learn from them. After doing some exercises, students can learn and reflect on these practices. They recognize rules and patterns in practice. The paper presents a web-based knowledge management system. It is used to facilitate students' learning of some practical IT skills such as programming. The system can provide ways for students to communicate on a regular basis. It brings instantaneous and real-time information and expertise to students. Knowledge management defines electronic learning in ways that make it more acceptable and more a part of learning culture than an adjunct to it. It is the key to the success of electronic learning. It is found that collaborative knowledge creation and sharing can be supported by the system. Its success is dependent on a number of factors: students' engagement, familiarity of the technology and careful class plan design. It is also found that electronic learning is not to replace traditional learning taken place in classrooms. Knowledge is the most serious resource for future social and economic development. Online education is an answer to solving some problems of education today. To students of this new era, it is empowering tools helping them to equip themselves to adapt to increasing complexities of such knowledge society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGITE'07 - Proceedings of the 2007 ACM Information Technology Education Conference
Pages53-58
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event8th ACM SIG-Information Technology Education Conference, SIGITE 2007 - Destin, FL, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 200720 Oct 2007

Conference

Conference8th ACM SIG-Information Technology Education Conference, SIGITE 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDestin, FL
Period18/10/0720/10/07

Keywords

  • Electronic learning environment
  • Knowledge management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Education

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