THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES LEE, SHIUAN,EN,CHRIS
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THE IMPACT OF KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES by Chris Shiuan En LEE
A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfilment Of the Requirements for the Degree Doctorate of Education Durham University December 2009
© Chris S. E. Lee, 2009
Acknowledgements This thesis could not have been completed without the support and assistance of many individuals. First and foremost, I would like to thank my supervisor, Mr. Stewart Martin, who was always ready and eager to help me at each step of the way, and whose feedback and suggestions helped ensure that this would become a quality piece of scholarly work. Mr. Martin’s critically analytical questioning has been invaluable in helping me clarify ideas and his thoughtfulness and scholarly insights have contributed to my thinking and writing. I will remain forever grateful for the advice and encouragement he provided from start to finish. Secondly, I would like to thank Dr. Remedios for verifying the statistically analysis section of my thesis.
I am also deeply grateful to those professors who have taught on the EdD (Singapore) Programme, whose teaching has stimulated many early thoughts and ideas. I wish to acknowledge the contribution of the many hundreds of students of the Singapore Polytechnic, whose participation in the surveys has provided the data that made this study possible. In addition, I wish to acknowledge my friend, Dr. Wong Lea Choung’s contribution in proofreading my thesis.
This acknowledgement would be incomplete without mentioning my family, friends, peer learners, and colleagues for the interest shown in my pursuit of this degree, for the continuous support and encouragement. To each and every one of you, I must humbly say, “Thank you!”
Dedication This thesis is dedicated to my wife, Irene, for the unending and unconditional love and support she has given me through this doctoral journey; to my parents for encouraging me at each step along the way. It is also dedicated to each and every member of my immediate family for the understanding they have shown me through this process, but especially to my sons, James and Joshua, for setting my sights on the honour of being called “Dr. Dad.” Finally, this thesis is dedicated to my Lord, God Almighty who provides me with His strength and sustenance at each step along the way.
Declaration I hereby declare that the work submitted in this thesis is entirely my own which has not been submitted for a degree in the University of Durham or any other university.
Abstract The thesis is about knowledge management in education: how to create quality knowledge through the e-learning environment which is positively related to students’ perceptions of their learning outcomes; and secondly, how to develop communities of practice to ensure effective transfer of...
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