Title: Virtual learning enriched by social capital and shared knowledge, when moderated by positive emotions
Authors: Anjum Razzaque
Addresses: College of Business and Finance, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Abstract: The higher education sector has reported degrading teaching-learning quality. In parallel, Middle Eastern countries strive to improve education systems and face similar global challenges. The education system transforms its teaching-learning quality via e-learning strategies, where student interact while sharing social capital of resources within a virtual environment during participating to share knowledge. Past research assessed the role of social capital on knowledge sharing behaviour in virtual communities but in sectors other than the higher education. Also, past education research made proclamations with improper evidence. Henceforth, this study assesses the role of students' social capital (using social capital theory) on knowledge sharing behaviour while e-learning, and the moderation of positive emotion. This deductive approach's reviewed literature proposed five hypotheses, which when tested using multi-correlation analysis, on undergrad business students of Ahlia University, Bahrain; support all hypotheses. Also, implications to theory and practice and proposed in this article.
Keywords: social capital theory; knowledge sharing quality; positive emotions; higher education sector.
International Journal of Electronic Banking, 2020 Vol.2 No.1, pp.77 - 95
Received: 17 Jan 2019
Accepted: 26 Apr 2019
Published online: 21 Feb 2020 *