A framework for knowledge management in higher education using social networking

Vladlena Benson, Stephanie Morgan, Hemamali Tennakoon

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Recent years show an increase in the popularity of online social networking among the younger generation that opens up possibilities for educators to use it as a higher education platform. The focus of this paper is to highlight some open research questions in the context of knowledge management in higher education with the use of online social networking. Analysis of current research reveals that social networking sites are a useful tool in teaching and learning as well as in employability and career management of students. However, research is limited in terms of the applicability of social networking sites in other parts of the student life cycle including lifelong learning. The possibility of using online social networking in knowledge management, particularly in the area of knowledge accumulation and knowledge sharing is yet to be properly addressed by researchers. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to draw attention to some implications of exploiting knowledge resources with online social networking for HE institutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Knowledge Society Research (IJKSR)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


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