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A study of knowledge management systems processes and technology in open and distance education institutions in higher education

A study of knowledge management systems processes and technology in open and distance education... The purpose of this paper is to focus on the implementation and evaluation of knowledge management and e-transformation strategies of higher educational institutions in distance education. After an evaluation of higher educational practices in different countries, distance education was considered a different strategy and was emphasized as an advantage in competitiveness.Design/methodology/approachThe study reflects a case study in the context of qualitative research. A written view report was conducted to evaluate the awareness of digital efficiency and roles of the teachers in learning environments and evaluation processes in the organizational structure. The qualitative data were evaluated through Nvivo qualitative data analysis. When the literature is overviewed, it can be observed that there are limited studies in this field.FindingsAs a result, distance education contributes a lot to providing equal opportunities in education. It is of great importance that individuals are aware of their roles in the process of accessibility, institutional support, technological infrastructure, support provided for students, learning-teaching environments and evaluation of distance education programs based on equality and life-long learning. In applications of different countries evaluated by Salmon et al. (2014) based on Carpe Diem Model, it is argued that knowledge management and sharing, the role of teachers and digital capability in distance education applications are crucial.Research limitations/implicationsThe study is limited to 35 research participants.Practical implicationsInternationalization has become an important issue in higher educational activities.Social implicationsDiffusion of the uses of knowledge management practice in distance education is important.Originality/valueThe study has a great value on the use of international perspectives and the Carpe Diem Model for the evaluation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Information and Learning Technology Emerald Publishing

A study of knowledge management systems processes and technology in open and distance education institutions in higher education

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
2056-4880
DOI
10.1108/ijilt-02-2019-0020
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the implementation and evaluation of knowledge management and e-transformation strategies of higher educational institutions in distance education. After an evaluation of higher educational practices in different countries, distance education was considered a different strategy and was emphasized as an advantage in competitiveness.Design/methodology/approachThe study reflects a case study in the context of qualitative research. A written view report was conducted to evaluate the awareness of digital efficiency and roles of the teachers in learning environments and evaluation processes in the organizational structure. The qualitative data were evaluated through Nvivo qualitative data analysis. When the literature is overviewed, it can be observed that there are limited studies in this field.FindingsAs a result, distance education contributes a lot to providing equal opportunities in education. It is of great importance that individuals are aware of their roles in the process of accessibility, institutional support, technological infrastructure, support provided for students, learning-teaching environments and evaluation of distance education programs based on equality and life-long learning. In applications of different countries evaluated by Salmon et al. (2014) based on Carpe Diem Model, it is argued that knowledge management and sharing, the role of teachers and digital capability in distance education applications are crucial.Research limitations/implicationsThe study is limited to 35 research participants.Practical implicationsInternationalization has become an important issue in higher educational activities.Social implicationsDiffusion of the uses of knowledge management practice in distance education is important.Originality/valueThe study has a great value on the use of international perspectives and the Carpe Diem Model for the evaluation.

Journal

The International Journal of Information and Learning TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 23, 2019

Keywords: Distance education; Knowledge management; Higher education; Open data sources

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