Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A Critical Analysis, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1591405114
  • ISBN-13: 9781591405115
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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The combination of a techno-centric infrastructure, an electronically-driven business core, and the rise of computer-based instructional techniques creates a campus environment ripe for e-commerce trends.

While many books on the topic of knowledge management (KM) focus on functional issues relating to implementation of KM techniques, Knowledge Management in Higher Education: A Critical Analysis addresses the social aspects of KM that are largely ignored. Using various social science perspectives, Knowledge Management in Higher Education provides critical analyses of KM in higher education, with an emphasis on unintended consequences and future implications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Knowledge Management and Higher Education: A Critical Analysis Table of Contents.
1: The Application of Knowledge Management in Higher Education.
2: The Political Economy of Knowledge Management in Higher Education.
3: Knowledge Management Trends: Challenges and Opportunities for Educational Institutions.
4: Ontologies in Higher Education.
5: Administrative Issues and Knowledge Management.
6: Toward Technological Bloat and Academic Technocracy: The Information Age and Higher Education.
7: We've Got a Job to Do—Eventually: A Study of Knowledge Management Fatigue Syndrome.
8: Institutional Research (IR) Meets Knowledge Management (KM).
9: Knowledge Management of Teaching and Learning.
10: Revealing Unseen Organizations in Higher Education: A Study Framework and Application Example.
11: Distributed Learning Objects: An Open Knowledge Management Model.
12: Case Studies.
13: Policy Processes for Technological Change.
14: Enterprise System Development in Higher Education.
15: Higher Education Culture and the Diffusion of Technology in Classroom Instruction.
16: Wiring Watkins University: Does IT Really Matter?.
17: Challenges of Complex Information Technology Projects: The MAC Initiative.
18: A Case of an IT-Enabled Organizational Change Intervention: The Missing Pieces.
19: Discussion Questions for the Case Studies.
Appendix A: Resources.
Appendix B: Selected Bibliography.
Appendix C: KM Glossary.
About the Authors.