Title: Knowledge management and e-learning in higher education: a research study based on students' perceptions

Authors: Darko Dukić; Gordana Dukić; Kay I. Penny

Addresses: Department of Physics, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6, 31000 Osijek, Croatia ' Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Lorenza Jägera 9, 31000 Osijek, Croatia ' School of Accounting, Economics and Statistics, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ, UK

Abstract: In order to achieve economic and social progress, it is particularly important to incorporate knowledge management into the education system. E-learning as a knowledge transfer tool is closely connected to knowledge management. This article examined the information and communication technology (ICT) competencies of Croatian and Scottish students to participate in knowledge transfer activities, as well as their perceptions of e-learning. The results of this study confirmed assumptions about differences in ICT usage and e-learning perceptions between students from the two countries, indicating a more favourable position for Scottish students. The results presented have a wider use, since the instrument developed can be used both for the analysis of differences between any two countries (educational systems), and in the context of multilateral analysis.

Keywords: knowledge management; e-learning; higher education; student perceptions; information and communications technology; ICT usage; information technology; knowledge transfer; statistical analysis; electronic learning; online learning; university students; Croatia; Scotland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2012.051679

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2012 Vol.8 No.3/4, pp.313 - 327

Received: 25 May 2012
Accepted: 05 Oct 2012

Published online: 26 Jan 2013 *

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