Externalization of Tacit Knowledge in Online Environments
Jialin Yi, Indiana University at Bloomington, United States
International Journal on E-Learning, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Knowledge, especially tacit knowledge, has gained more and more attention in recent years. The author claims that, with the development of information technology, more knowledge sharing takes place online rather than face-to-face. The purpose of this study is to explore how tacit knowledge is externalized in online environments. To answer this question, the author did a qualitative case study with an online course management system to collect and analyze the data. The results showed that in an online environment, sharing one's own experience is the most effective way for people to share their tacit knowledge. Further suggestions can help support the design and development of effective online environments to facilitate online externalization of tacit knowledge.
Yi, J. (2006). Externalization of Tacit Knowledge in Online Environments. International Journal on E-Learning, 5(4), 663-674. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/5889/.
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