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University of Pretoria

1. Anduvare, Everlyn M. Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya.

Degree: MIT, Information Science, 2016, University of Pretoria

Information technologies have become relevant enablers in knowledge management (KM) initiatives in academic institutions. A previous study by Anduvare (2015) revealed that the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya had not adequately adopted information technologies into KM practices entwined in teaching, learning and research. This research study, therefore, set out to explore technologies that are capable of supporting KM practices in academic institutions in order to recommend some to the MIUC. Purposive sampling was used to select the MIUC full-time academic staff members as the target population as the researcher believed that they actively use knowledge at the MIUC and hence, would be in a position to understand the extent of information technology usage in KM practices. The study employed a qualitative research design that involved the use of Google forms to conduct an online survey in order to collect data from the target population. The study achieved a 100% response rate. Content analysis was utilised to analyse the data during which data within the specified themes (collaborative and distributive learning; knowledge discovery; knowledge mapping and knowledge application) was scrutinised for meaning. The data was then interpreted, presented and discussed based on the research sub-questions set for the study. The findings of the study confirmed the existence of KM practices at the MIUC. The study, thus, recommended some information technologies that support the KM practices to the MIUC which had been established through a review of literature. Advisors/Committee Members: Schutte, Marietjie (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: UCTD; Collaborative Learning; Distributive Learning; Educational Technologies; Emerging Technologies

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APA (6th Edition):

Anduvare, E. M. (2016). Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya. (Masters Thesis). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62101

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Anduvare, Everlyn M. “Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya.” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria. Accessed May 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62101.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Anduvare, Everlyn M. “Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya.” 2016. Web. 20 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Anduvare EM. Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2016. [cited 2019 May 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62101.

Council of Science Editors:

Anduvare EM. Innovative use of Information Technology to Enhance Knowledge Management Practices at the Marist International University College, Nairobi - Kenya. [Masters Thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62101


University of Pretoria

2. Schutte, Marietjie. Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.

Degree: MIT, Information Science, 2013, University of Pretoria

It is vital for knowledge workers to utilise social media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices and the adoption of these collaborative tools in higher learning institutions. This study investigated the extent to which social media tools are utilised to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania. The study conducted semi-structured interview with the NM-AIST library staff and Information and Communication Technology Resource Centre (ICT-RC) personnel in 2014. The study found that, the utilisation of social media tools to enhance knowledge sharing among knowledge workers is still in its early stages in higher learning institutions in Tanzania. However, there was much interest amongst respondents for integrating and utilising social media tools to support knowledge sharing in higher learning institutions. The findings indicated that: social media tools can be used to enhance knowledge sharing practices; however, face to face mechanism, Google Mail, and Google Drive were indicated as main mechanisms to enhance knowledge sharing practices in higher learning institutions. Knowledge workers at the NM-AIST shared knowledge to facilitate teaching and learning activities, research and innovation; however knowledge sharing practices occur when needs arise. The study revealed the lack of knowledge sharing culture documented at the NM-AIST. The study has recommended the following: proper training for knowledge workers, employment of skilled and experienced knowledge workers, provision of full support (motivation), provide support to individual users. Application of social media tools which are very familiar and simple to use, establishment of a good relationship between knowledge workers and the management, as well as with schools and departments in higher learning institutions. Additionally, the study recommends the provision of adequate social media tools to facilitate knowledge diffusion within institutions. Advisors/Committee Members: Schutte, Marietjie (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: UCTD; Social media tools; Knowledge sharing practices; Higher learning institutions; Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology

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APA (6th Edition):

Schutte, M. (2013). Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. (Masters Thesis). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62108

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Schutte, Marietjie. “Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria. Accessed May 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62108.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Schutte, Marietjie. “Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania.” 2013. Web. 20 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Schutte M. Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2013. [cited 2019 May 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62108.

Council of Science Editors:

Schutte M. Utilisation of Social Media tools to enhance knowledge sharing practices among knowledge workers at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania. [Masters Thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62108


University of Pretoria

3. Manafu, Sylvia. The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library.

Degree: MIT, Information Science, 2016, University of Pretoria

Knowledge management (KM) is increasingly becoming important for organisations to enhance their competitive advantage, performance and to become more effective. Academic institutions and academic libraries, in particular, have come to the realisation that they too can benefit from knowledge management and are increasingly looking to adopt appropriate means to effectively manage their knowledge resources so as to improve the services rendered to their patrons. Knowledge management systems (KMS) are suitable means for academic libraries to manage knowledge and enable the processes of creation, storage, sharing and application of knowledge. While issues related to the design and implementation of knowledge management systems have been widely discussed within various sectors such as the business sector, there is a paucity of research pertaining to KMS implementation in academic libraries yet libraries have started to use several technologies for KM without putting certain issues that are critical to the successful implementation into consideration. Therefore, this study, puts forwards the idea of a KMS in Makerere University Library, exploring several aspects with the aim of discovering how the library can successfully implement a knowledge management system and in so doing explore the readiness of Makerere University Library to implement a KMS. An exploratory study was done adopting the qualitative research approach with Makerere University Library as the case study. The study involved interviews with eight library staff members in the librarian and IT staff categories that were purposively selected to provide information to the study. The major findings from the study revealed that, the majority of library staff at Makerere University Library understand the meaning of knowledge and knowledge management concepts though more training is still needed to clarify these concepts to some staff that do not have a clear understanding of the two concepts. The study also revealed that, the technological infrastructure of the library needs to be updated to support the KMS implementation. Other factors discovered that are key for the successful KMS design and implementation include: library management support, KMS budget, library culture, KM strategy, policies and guidelines, rewards and incentives. The study also identified benefits of a KMS for the library as well as challenges that the library may face in implementing a KMS. Finally, the study puts forward recommendations in the form of strategies for the library to successfully implement a KMS. Advisors/Committee Members: Schutte, Marietjie (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: UCTD; Knowledge management; Knowledge management systems; Academic libraries; Knowledge management processes

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APA (6th Edition):

Manafu, S. (2016). The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library. (Masters Thesis). University of Pretoria. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62110

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Manafu, Sylvia. “The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library.” 2016. Masters Thesis, University of Pretoria. Accessed May 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62110.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Manafu, Sylvia. “The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library.” 2016. Web. 20 May 2019.

Vancouver:

Manafu S. The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2016. [cited 2019 May 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62110.

Council of Science Editors:

Manafu S. The design and implementation of knowledge management systems in academic libraries to enable knowledge management processes : a case study of Makerere University Library. [Masters Thesis]. University of Pretoria; 2016. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2263/62110

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