E-learning system can be enhanced by Knowledge Management and vice versa.This book aims to provide the knowledge about E-learning and Knowledge Management, the relationship between them, analysis of relationship between Moodle (E-learning system) and Knowledge Management and enhancement of Moodle system by applying Knowledge Management functions. Students learn important ideas and benefit from the concept they gain in the field of E-learning and Knowledge Management.
Knowledge management is very important for the education instutions which are one of the main sources of the producing and the spreading the knowledge, but it is even more important in the practical and project based courses. Because in practical intensive courses which are different than theoretical education process; it is the subject of that students will learn with their own experiences, by discovering and being an active participant instead of transfering the knowledge directly by the teacher. This learning process, can be more flexible, variable and different than the theoretical courses. Moreover because practical courses needs current things to practice in the courses, this makes the instructor to know the current changes and developments in the field. Because of all of these reasons, practical and especially project based courses has great importance for the knowledge management processes. For this reason, in the study it has been studied on to evaluate and approach with the perspective of the administrator of the faculty, students and instructors for knowledge management in the project based courses.
This study explored the relationship of Knowledge management and the factors of the high performance organisation framework.We found out that Knowlege management in general has existed in Financial Instituions; it is not entirely a new concept when applied to the financial service industry. We found out that the HPO framework is an important factor to motivate FIs to pursue HPO status and sustainability. We therefore argue, contrary to several other sources, which list the initialising conditions for HPO that competitive advantage of the FI should be one of the recognised and published critical factors and/or benefits for high performance organisations in developing countries. The high performance organisation framework is relevant to Uganda.
Book DescriptionMarketing Management: Knowledge and Skills, 7/e, by Peter and Donnelly, serves an overview for critical issues in marketing management. The text strives to enhance knowledge of marketing management and advance student skills so they can develop and maintain successful marketing strategies. The text does this through comprehensive text chapters that analyze that marketing process and gives students the foundation needed for success in marketing management and through 45 cases (16 of themnew, many others updated) that go beyond traditional marketing principles and focus on the role of marketing in cross-functional business and organization strategies.
Today, one of the most important challenges in customer knowledge management (CKM) is to know customer’s profile and buying pattern. It is very difficult to know why a customer buy or do not buy a product. Knowing a customer’s buying pattern and capturing this patterns gives opportunity to the top management of a company to make strategic planning, marketing strategies and decisions in meeting customers’ need and interests in order to maximize profit for the company. But the problem is how you are going to ask your customers what they like before they enter you online shop? it is impossible to ask all the customers about their interests and then you change your online shop according to their interests and exhibit the products that they will probably buy. Nowadays, no one has free time to answer survey and even if they have free time, they do not like to talk about their interests with strangers. So how can we know about our customers’ interests? This book will guide you toward a very successful technique that will help you to know your customers much better.
A Knowledge Management System is an integrated multifunctional software framework that supports all main knowledge management and knowledge processing activities, such as capturing, organising, classifying, understanding, debugging, editing, finding, retrieving, disseminating, transferring and sharing knowledge. This book provides an ontology based knowledge management solution for Software Risk Management (SRM). In this book, the knowledge of Software Risk Management is visualized through SRM Ontology (SRMONTO). Emphasizing the profound importance of risk management in the IT industry, an e-learning tool to educate potential software engineers is described in this book. An ontology based web service described in this book is used to analyze a project, product or service based on the factors, relationships and constraints that constitute the respective project, product or service. Its main goal is to provide project analysts with a web service, to aid them in identifying and assessing the risks involved in the project, allowing them to plan for avoiding risks, and controlling and monitoring risk. The targeted audience for this book is students and software engineers.
Local knowledge (LK) contributed to the conservation and management of natural resources through belief systems and cultural norms that were expressed in traditions and myths. The environment was understood through a close interaction between people and their natural resources and judicious measures were taken to ensure resource sustainability. The survival of LK is being threatened by various interacting factors that do not promote its utilization and transmission. This was observed in a study done in Marange Communal Area, in Eastern Zimbabwe. The main objective was to assess the survival of socio-cultural beliefs and local knowledge about management of natural resources in a community that has been affected by HIV/AIDS as seen through changing family structures. Data was collected through questionnaire interviews, household surveys and observations of the physical environment. People’s perceptions of local knowledge differ which has affected its use in conserving natural resources. Resource depletion, marketing and formal education threaten survival of LK, but its erosion is lessened by community social networks. It is important to document LK for future generations.
Nowadays, the popular methods of information delivering include e-learning, cyber-learning and other terms that describe the new ways of learning. In order to improve the learning process, the Virtual Learning Content Management System (V-LCMS) for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Courses developed at the College of Professional MARA Indera Mahkota. The proposed system aims to develop a web site using Iterative and Incremental Development prototype. The programming language chosen is PHP 5.2.5, MySQL 5.0 as the database and Apache 2.2.8 as the the web server. The V-LCMS enables easier teaching and learning process between instructors and students. The students do not have to wait for the notes to be copied. Instead, the students can access the notes through V-LCMS. This facilitates the students to study by themselves. Other advantage of V-LCMS is, it eases students to interact with instructors using forums or chat rooms, especially for the implementation of PBL courses. Overall, not only the system assists the instructors, but also it supports their students in terms of receiving the knowledge imparted.
Knowledge Management (KM) has attracted much attention as a key strategy to achieve organisational success and survival in today’s unpredictable and highly competitive environment. And yet, unless people in organisations possess the learning capability to use knowledge creatively, a well developed knowledge management system cannot be directed at sustaining profitability. In the new economy, the achievement of a sustained competitive advantage depends on firm’s capacity to develop and deploy its knowledge based resources. One way of ensuring competitive advantage is to develop a highly-skilled workforce equipped with the knowledge and expertise required to stay ahead in the marketplace. The topic of KM is still at a relatively young stage of development. There are many areas of debate within the literature concerning the management of knowledge. One of the main areas where understanding is still limited is the role of Human Resources Management (HRM). Within the search of the key factors that explain knowledge management effectiveness, this publication aims to advance a simultaneously conceptual and practical framework that links HRM and knowledge management.
Knowledge: In the realm of knowledge management, information plus wisdom equals knowledge. Organizations have found that the knowledge they contain can be one of their most important competitive weaponsDefinition:Knowledge management: The ability of an organization to manage, store, value, and distribute knowledge. Some organizations have created the position of Chief Knowledge Manager (CKM) to handle knowledge management responsibilitiesMany organizations fail to effectively manage and use the most important competitive edge they possess - their knowledge and "intellectual capital." This book covers the entire growing field of knowledge management, with particular emphasis on knowledge-based systems and their use in preserving knowledge in an organization, and integrating it across departments and disciplines.This hands-on guide shows how businesses and other organizations can re-engineer their processes using an applied knowledge-based approach. Each chapter introduces a different aspect of the field and demonstrates its application in actual case studies. Examples from industry, education, and government show the wide application of this exciting new field of study. The book also covers promising trends such as learning organizations, intelligent organizations, and enterprise management.
Knowledge management (KM) comprises a range of strategies and practices used in an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable adoption of insights and experiences. Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge, either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizations as processes or practices.Knowledge management efforts typically focus on organizational objectives such as improved performance, competitive advantage, innovation, the sharing of lessons learned, integration and continuous improvement of the organization. KM efforts overlap with organizational learning, and may be distinguished from that by a greater focus on the management of knowledge as a strategic asset and a focus on encouraging the sharing of knowledge.
In order to reach their goals and continue the ongoing learning process, like other organizations universities also need the effective use of knowledge management. The knowledge management is ongoing process and it has to be organized in a way that always open to new ideas. In universities where research and development studies play an important role, knowledge management has very critical situation. According to the organizational structure, universities are institutions directly related with knowledge and they are the major players of how knowledge distributed among communities. In order to reach their mission, universities should have effective knowledge management. Because of studies in this area is not sufficient enough in universities, in the development phase of knowledge management universities should focus on areas such as how to use effective use of knowledge and how to improve current situation. The aim of this study is to find effective ways and methods for professors and universities board of directors about knowledge management and its tools.
The importance of organizational knowledge has been recognized for over fifty years. In recent years, new organizational form—knowledge based firm—has emerged and companies are in an unending struggle to differentiate themselves from their relentless competitors. As markets are stormed with innovative and ever more customized products, the differentiator factor has become the unique ways they are produced. This differentiator is referred to as a “core competency” that takes a very long time to imitate successfully because they are developed gradually through human exchange and dedicated investments in continuous learning. Hence, they grant the company a sustainable competitive advantage. Meanwhile, literatures show a strong link between knowledge management (KM) and the creation of a sustainable competitive advantage, due to the tacit nature of an organization’s knowledge, since KM can help to capture the tacit knowledge and utilize it towards achieving organizational objectives. This study addresses the social factors of KM implementation, specifically focusing on “System Acceptance”, “Trust”, and “Actual Usage” factors.