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Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management Tools in Higher Education

Organization: IGI Global
Categories: Digital Humanities
Event Date: 2020-07-13 Abstract Due: 2020-04-14

Institutions of Higher Education are knowledge centers for society. They pursue key initiatives for developing generations of scholars and practitioners. The teaching-learning act itself is a process of knowledge sharing with and between students. Knowledge Management (KM) principles, strategies, models, tools, and techniques have been proven in government, business and industry. More recently KM has emerged as an essential enabler for the successful pursuit of scholarly activities in higher education. This handbook of research focuses on the investigation of the adoption of KM principles, strategies, models, tools, and techniques in all aspects of higher education.

The purpose of this book is to present an opportunity for both academic and practitioner-scholars to present original, unpublished research articles related to knowledge management in Higher Education.

An academic institution has multiple stakeholders -- faculty, students, management, staff, regulatory authorities, industry partners and the community in which it exists. There are two thrusts of focus at these institutions. The first that come to mind are research, teaching, learning, and service. These are the result of multiple, interconnected processes that involve these stakeholders, such as those related to scholarly research and teaching. The second less visible aspects are those supporting administration: student enrollment, retention, graduation, and placement, institution and program administration and governance, fundraising, grants processing, facilities management, alumni relationship management, and international relationships to name a few.

Knowledge management has significant contributions to make in capturing, storing, processing, and disseminating knowledge between and across these stakeholder entities and their processes to better support these inter-related processes and activities. Given the impetus provided by the United Nations - Global Knowledge Economy Policy, institutions worldwide are actively pursuing the use of Knowledge Management in all facets of social and economic development. The importance of KM research and application in academia is a critical element of this multifaceted endeavor.

This handbook positions itself as a compendium of cutting-edge research on the use of Knowledge Management in Higher Education. It will provide a comprehensive forum for publishing original, theoretical and application-oriented research within the Higher Education application domain. Its target audience includes KM researchers and practitioners and, the range of different stakeholders at academic institutions of higher learning.

We welcome both qualitative and quantitative submissions. We hope that this compendium will prove to be a useful and thought-provoking reference for students, researchers, and practitioners of KM, particularly for those with interest in Higher Education.

The audience of this book will include researchers and practitioners working in the fields of Higher Education and Knowledge Management. The book will be a handbook for academics, analysts, developer, students, technologists, education consultants, and enthusiastic readers seeking to learn, improve and expand their theoretical and applied knowledge of KM tools and techniques, models, processes, systems in Higher Education.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Knowledge Management in Higher Education:

  • Current Research Trends in Higher Education
  • Current initiatives and future opportunities

2. Knowledge Management Strategies for Higher Education:

  • People
  • Processes
  • Technologies
  • Culture
  • Content

3. Applications of KM in Higher Education delivery:

  • Academic Research,
  • Teaching in Higher Education
  • Service Missions in Higher Education
  • Management – Institution, Programs, Students, Employees, Facilities, etc.
  • Examination Department
  • Plagiarism and contract cheating
  • E-learning, Virtual learning

4. Knowledge Management Tools, Techniques and Methods in ICT – Higher Education perspectives:

  • Knowledge Management Models
  • Knowledge Exchange Networks
  • Knowledge Management System
  • Social Media
  • Semantic Web, Ontologies, Linked Data
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data

5. Challenges and Issues related to KM implementation in Academia:

  • PEST & SWOT analysis
  • Scholarly Publishing - Intellectual Property and Copyright
  • Search & Discovery of Content
  • Knowledge Transformation & Knowledge Base
  • Change Management:
  • Role of Employees
  • Support from/for Stakeholders
  • Outreach Programs
  • Solutions to KM Higher Education challenges
  • Knowledge sharing and/or transfer with research partners
  • Industry collaboration

6. Case Studies of KM implementation in Higher Education

7. Best Practices for KM Adoption in Higher Education

8. Other Relevant

Target Audience

The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of information and knowledge management in various disciplines, e.g. library, information and communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, sociology, computer science, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support executives concerned with the management of expertise, knowledge, information and organizational development in different types of work communities and environments.

Submission Procedure

We invite researchers and practitioners to submit on or before Apr 14, 2020 a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by Apr 28, 2020 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters should be submitted by Jul 13, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the author guidelines for manuscript submissions at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ before submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Knowledge Management Tools in Higher Education. All manuscripts will be accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals must be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com.

Important Dates
Apr 14, 2020, Proposal (abstract) submission deadline

Apr 28, 2020,  Notification of Proposal (abstract) Acceptance

Jul 13, 2020,    Full chapter submission

Sep 10, 2020   Review results returned

Oct 8, 2020,     Revised chapter due from back authors

Oct 22, 2020,  Final Acceptance Notification

Nov 5, 2020,    Final Chapter Submission

This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Editorial Board

Dr Debbie (Mei-Tai) Chu

Dr Cánh Ta Van

Dr Tharanga Goonesekera

Dr Jean Marie Ip Soo Ching

Prof Dr Murray Jennex

Dr Mohammad Monoar Hossain

Prof Dr Jatinderkumar R. Saini



Suzanne Zyngier