Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Knowledge Sharing Practices: Needs for the Establishment of Repository

Mohd Norhadi Muda, Zawiyah M. Yusof

Abstract


Higher Education Institution (IHL) is an organization that promotes knowledge sharing practices for teaching and learning and research. Not much research has been carried out on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in knowledge sharing in the education sector to form repository which in turn can help lecturers to acquire knowledge for teaching purposes. The objective of this research is to find out the ICT factors influence to knowledge sharing practices among the lecturers and the impact of creating repositories on the performance of teaching and innovation among lectures. A total of six hypotheses are put forward for this purpose. This study uses a quantitative approach as instrument to collect data from questionnaire. A total of 170 lecturers were selected as respondents from the Faculty which offer ICT program from four universities in the Klang Valley were involved in this study. The result shows that ICT management, Knowledge Management Systems and ICT Infrastructure has significantly influenced the practice of knowledge sharing; knowledge sharing practices have significantly shaped the repository, the performance of teaching and teaching innovation has a significant relationship to the re-use of knowledge repositories. The results of the study can serve as a guide to IHL in designing and ascertain direction ICT development of knowledge-sharing practices.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s1p69


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