Sunday 21st of January 2018

The Utilization of Internet Communication intoKnowledge Sharing Activities in Primary Schools

Lokman Mohd Tahir, Mohd Fadzli Ali, Tina Abdullah, Mehmet Ozay, Haswadi Hassan and Khadijah Daud

industrial-based to a knowledge-based nation has prompted educational institutions to adopt a culture that promotes the advancement in knowledge, skills and area of expertise among the academic staff in schools. This study identifies the knowledge sharing activities using internet among teachers in the national schools. In addition, it also examines the relationship between environmental factors which consisted of technological factors, leadership, culture, incentives and school management system and the knowledge sharing culture. Apart from that, factors that impede the development of knowledge sharing in schools, which include teacher€™s attitude, time and workloads, were also studied. Quantitative analyses revealed that the teachers were practicing knowledge sharing with the wide usage of internet as part of their professional development activities and regression analysis also proved that school leadership was perceived to be the dominant factor that influences the development in knowledge sharing culture in educational institutions.

Keywords: internet communication; technology in education, knowledge sharing, knowledge management

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Lokman Mohd Tahir
Department of Educational Foundations, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Mohd Fadzli Ali
Department of Educational Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Tina Abdullah
Language Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Mehmet Ozay
Department of Educational Foundations, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Haswadi Hassan
Department of Computer Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Khadijah Daud
Department of Educational Foundations, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

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