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International Journal of Knowledge and Learning

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (IJKL)

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International Journal of Knowledge and Learning (11 papers in press)

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  • Learning Paradigm, Derived Analogically from Japanese Economic Policy "Abenomics"   Order a copy of this article
    by Toyohide Watanabe 
    Abstract: The current learning environment or learning means is far from the traditional classroom-based learning style: in anytime and anywhere any one can learn individually, referring to desirable/preferred learning contents through mobile devises. The evolutional information technologies have been contributed such learning environments and means drastically. The word ubiquity is adjust consistent to the borderless learning activity without any exceptions. However, it is not always assured or verified how to apply or use various kinds of systems, functions, tools or devises, developed by IT (Information Technology) with a view to making the learning activity more effectual.rn In this paper, we address the advanced learning paradigm in IT society. As one of approach viewpoints, we focus on the framework on the basis of Abenomics, promoted as one of to break free from deflation means in Japanese economic policy. It seems that the viewpoint to be discussed cognitively in Abenomics is straightly applied to our current learning environment with various kinds of pedagogic problems. The most important concept transition from deflation to inflation in Abenomics is analogically corresponded to the trend extension from centralized classroom to distributed personal learning space. Under the understanding of such situation, we investigate our advanced learning paradigm on the basis of Abenomics.rn
    Keywords: Abenomics; Worth of money and article price; monetary policy; fiscal policy; growth strategy; learning paradigm; IT-based functionality; knowledge composition; knowledge acquisition; knowledge understanding; knowledge resources and learning curriculum.

  • New Architecture of Enterprise Social Networks for Knowledge Sharing within Engineering School.   Order a copy of this article
    by Hamza Ladeg, Rachid Chalal 
    Abstract: Enterprise social networks (ESN) are considered as technology tools or platforms that improve collaboration among employees capture and share knowledge and KNOW-HOW through creating link connection among employees to increase creativity and innovation. However, the content generated through ESN must undergo a lifting such as the quality control of the products or services developed in the organization for its customers. This quality control of the exchanges between ESN users must focus on the quality of the shared knowledge for knowledge capitalization purposes. To do this we have proposed on the basis of an empirical study to incorporate within ESN a knowledge manager to certify the knowledge before sharing. This new ESN architecture has been validated by the success measurement model of knowledge management systems.
    Keywords: Enterprise Social Networks; Knowledge Sharing; Knowledge Management System Success.

    by Laura Vall-llosera Casanovas, Rodolfo De Castro 
    Abstract: As entrepreneurship drives economic development, researchers and governments are becoming increasingly interested in the fundamental role higher education might play in fostering entrepreneurial behavior. Using a multiple correspondence analysis, we have obtained three types of entrepreneur competency profiles that have been related to gender, study path, scopes of talent and areas of study. The results show that we can find entrepreneurial skills everywhere and that they are transferable. These findings allow us to make some useful recommendations to develop more effective policies to improve competences and to better prepare future professionals.
    Keywords: competence profiles; talent; compulsory studies; entrepreneurship.

  • Sentiment Analysis of Micro-Blogging Sites using Supervised Learning: A Narrative Review of recent studies   Order a copy of this article
    by Akanksha Bisht, H.S. Bhadauria, Jitendra Virmani, Annapurna Singh, Kriti  
    Abstract: Sentiment analysis is a task of predicting sentiments from the opinionated data and classifies them as positive, negative, ratings (stars or numerical), thumbs up - thumbs down and so forth. In the present survey, we have covered numerous datasets, methodologies, developments together with indications for advances in the near future. Inspired by the achievements of deep learning, plenty of researchers are utilizing the deep learning models for conducting sentiment analysis. Therefore, we have highlighted some studies regarding the use of machine learning and deep learning models on different micro-blogging sites with the evolution in sentiment analysis. The survey presents a number of suitable illustrations- most prominently, a table that summarizes previous papers along different dimensions such as types of objectives, classification techniques and dataset used.
    Keywords: Sentiment analysis; NLP; machine learning; deep learning; text classification.

  • Online courses quality and distance education amid COVID-19 pandemic: Al-Balqa applied university-IT faculty students' perceptions   Order a copy of this article
    by Mohammad Hjouj Btoush 
    Abstract: The world woke up to the news of the coronavirus disease of 2019; (COVID-19) pandemic grabbing its claws on all aspects of life; bringing most human beings’ activities to stand still. Jordan, as all countries, was not immune to the pandemic; academics and students had to adjust and be part of this abrupt transition by finding ways to embrace distance education, not as part of blended education, where traditional and distance forms are combined, but as a comprehensive individual means of imparting and obtaining education. The aim of this study is to measure the level of students’ satisfaction in Prince Abdullah bin Ghazi Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Al-Balqa Applied University: on the quality of the online courses and the distance education experience driven by the pandemic. The results of this study show that there are gender-related differences in the perceptions of the quality of the online courses and distance education.
    Keywords: distance education; online courses; COVID-19; students’ perception; gender.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10041282
  • Analytical methods as a source of value in human resource management in consulting companies   Order a copy of this article
    by Rui Gonçalves, Beatriz Silva, Leandro Pereira, Renato Lopes Da Costa, Álvaro Dias, Natália Teixeira 
    Abstract: Currently, the ability to analyse company information provides an advantage for any department, namely the human resources. The literary review of this article points out factors that need to be better explored and improved so that the development and implementation of analytical processes in HR can be accepted and better understood. Through the HR analytical processes, the creation of knowledge plays a central role in the entire organisation. One of the motivating factors of this research is to be able to understand what data analysis processes are being used in the HR department at consulting organisations, how they create knowledge, how they manage it, and the impact that these processes have on the areas in which they are placed. For this, a questionnaire was carried out. The results demonstrate the analytical techniques used, how the entire analysis process is developed, as well as what are the advantages of performing it.
    Keywords: human resources; information management; strategic management; analytical models; employee retention; consulting.

  • Improving the retention of employees through organisational learning culture: the mediating role of learning agility and the moderating role of gender   Order a copy of this article
    by Aastha Tripathi, Raja Sankaran 
    Abstract: This study explores the role of learning agility (LA) as a mediator in the relationship between organisational learning culture (OLC) and employee retention (ER) in an organisation and has also examined the role of gender as a moderator in the relationship between LA and ER. A hypothesised model has been proposed to test the relationships between OLC, LA and ER. SEM has been utilised using (AMOS-version18) on a valid sample of 326 information technology (IT) employees of entry level and middle level from five different software firms located in Eastern, Western and Northern India. The findings of this study exhibit that the two dimensions of OLC significantly influence ER and LA indirectly influences employee retention (ER) inside the organisation with the help of learning culture. Between LA and ER, gender significantly moderates the relationship. This study can improve an organisation by creating a knowledge-learning platform to make it successful in the market.
    Keywords: organisational learning culture; OLC; learning agility; information technology; employee retention; India.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10041955
  • The effect of microteaching on the enhancement of female mathematics and social studies teachers' skills in the College of Education at Kuwait University   Order a copy of this article
    by Jasem Altammar, Salwa Aljassar 
    Abstract: Research indicates a mismatch between the existing national demand for qualified teachers in Kuwait and the quality of teacher preparation programs. This research aims to determine the impact of microteaching method in developing students' teaching skills in the College of Education at Kuwait University. It is hypothesised that a systematic implementation of microteaching enhances prospective teachers' instruction skills, knowledge and self-confidence. In respect of Kuwait's cultural norms of gender segregation amongst student-teachers and across public schools, the research sample include a random selection of 28 female prospective teachers specialised in teaching mathematics and social studies (AY 2019/2020). Itemised observation cards, semi-structured interviews and data analyses methods are applied. Significant findings include higher levels of job readiness amongst prospective teachers that implemented microteaching, especially within three key domains - lesson planning, lesson implementation and lesson evaluation. Microteaching was found to be a significant enhancer of the teaching and learning experience. Teachers were more confident and prepared, irrespective of their teaching specialisation.
    Keywords: classrooms; Kuwait University; mathematics; microteaching; pre-service; skills building; social studies; student teachers.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10039334
  • Micro-learning with technology and employee performance: role of employee competencies in emerging countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Ghulam Muhammad, Shabana Shamsuddin, Muttahir Ahmed Khan 
    Abstract: The main objective of this study is to explore the link between micro-learning through technology and employee performance by focusing on the mediating role of employee competencies. Data for the study was gathered through five points Likert scale questionnaire from 182 respondents working in chemical firms of Pakistan. The structural model assessment was used to analyse the relationship between exogenous and endogenous variables by using Smart PLS v.3.2.8. The results revealed that micro-learning and employee competencies have a significant relationship with employee performance. Similarly, the results found a positive and significant relationship between micro-learning and employee competencies. The research also found that employee competencies have a mediating role between micro-learning and employee performance. Empirical research on micro-learning and employee performance by using employee competencies as a mediator is not available in the literature.
    Keywords: employee competency; employee performance; micro-learning; technology; Smart PLS.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10039069
  • Organisational culture as a stimulant to knowledge management practices: an empirical analysis on Indian real estate companies   Order a copy of this article
    by Arpana Kumari, Teena Saharan 
    Abstract: The real estate sector is believed in general, adds efficiency into a country's growth and can aim to disrupt the knowledge management practices to keep abreast of latest trends and better serve the interest of it's stakeholder. However, the prevalent culture of shared vision, trust, motivation, values, and mutual cooperation in the organisation can play a noteworthy role in connecting dots between people and knowledge and unleashing the power of knowledge. This paper examined the influence of organisational culture in promoting knowledge management practices in 136 Indian real estate firms in Delhi and the National Capital Region of India. The result facilitated the knowledge management practices adopted by these companies such as knowledge recording, organisational encouragement, mentoring, interaction platforms and top management support. Further, the role of organisational culture consisting of two independent variables - motivation and knowledge sharing culture on knowledge management practices was tested.
    Keywords: knowledge sharing; motivation; knowledge management practices; KMPs; values; real estate; organisational culture.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10040034
  • A critical study of the teaching attitudes of teachers at primary school level in Pakistan   Order a copy of this article
    by Bibi Saeeda, Tahmina Noor, Arif Ullah, Hanane Aznaoui 
    Abstract: The research was conducted on the topic of 'critical study of the teaching attitudes of teachers at primary level in government girl's primary schools in (KPK) Pakistan'. The main objectives of the study were to find out positive aspects of teachers' teaching attitudes, to explore negative aspects of teachers' teaching attitudes and to provide suggestions for improving teaching attitudes. For this purpose the descriptive type research was carried out. A total of 175 primary schools for girls in (KPK) Pakistan was selected. All students of class five which make a total of 1,560 students; came under the population of the present study. The study was delimited to 100 government primary schools for girls, 500 students were the sample size of the study. Five students of class 5th were randomly selected from each school. A structured questionnaire was used each question of the questionnaire was having three answers, i.e., yes, no and somewhat. The data collected from the field was analysed through software Statistical Package for Social Science. Conclusion was made on the basis of these findings. From the study, it was concluded that the teachers' teaching attitudes of government girls' primary schools in Pakistan is positive except that they do not encourage co-curricular activities.
    Keywords: teaching attitudes; primary school; teaching method characteristics of attitudes; social interaction; Pakistan; Statistical Package for Social Science; SPSS.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2021.10041958