Personal knowledge development in online learning: a model for measuring externalisation, combination and internalisation

Markus Haag*, Yanqing Duan, John Edwards

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Abstract

This paper presents a model for measuring personal knowledge development in online learning environments. It is based on Nonaka‘s SECI model of organisational knowledge creation. It is argued that Socialisation is not a relevant mode in the context of online learning and was therefore not covered in the measurement instrument. Therefore, the remaining three of SECI‘s knowledge conversion modes, namely Externalisation, Combination, and Internalisation were used and a measurement instrument was created which also examines the interrelationships between the three modes. Data was collected using an online survey, in which online learners report on their experiences of personal knowledge development in online learning environments. In other words, the instrument measures the magnitude of online learners‘ Externalisation and combination activities as well as their level of internalisation, which is the outcome of their personal knowledge development in online learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings : KIM2013 Knowledge and Information Management conference
Subtitle of host publicationsustainable quality
EditorsRochelle Sassman, Brian Lehaney
PublisherOperational Research Society
Pages132-149
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)0-903440-53-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventKnowledge and Information Management conference - Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Meriden, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jun 20135 Jun 2013

Conference

ConferenceKnowledge and Information Management conference
Abbreviated titleKIM 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityMeriden
Period4/06/135/06/13

Keywords

  • personal knowledge development
  • SECI model
  • EC-I model
  • e-learning
  • online learning

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    Singh, A. & Albores, P., 2013, Proceedings : KIM2013 Knowledge and Information Management conference: sustainable quality. Sassman, R. & Lehaney, B. (eds.). Operational Research Society, p. 67-80 14 p.

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    Haag, M., Duan, Y., & Edwards, J. (2013). Personal knowledge development in online learning: a model for measuring externalisation, combination and internalisation. In R. Sassman, & B. Lehaney (Eds.), Proceedings : KIM2013 Knowledge and Information Management conference: sustainable quality (pp. 132-149). Operational Research Society.