PATTERNS IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
Anadolu University (TURKEY)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The globe has witnessed a drastic transformation by the advent of the online, networked technologies. The creation, dissemination, and consumption of the knowledge are thought to be in the center of the 21st century paradigm. Knowledge is accepted as capital and thus knowledge management emerged as one of the important issues in the knowledge age. In this regard, this research examines a total of 625 studies in Knowledge Management from the perspective of education, teaching, and learning; and intends to identify patterns in knowledge management research. For this purpose, the research uses Social Network Analysis (SNA) and quantitative content analysis. The network visualization findings revealed that knowledge management, e-learning, and learning are the central clusters in knowledge management research. Density visualization suggested that there is a paradigm shift from teaching to learning. Additionally, tacit knowledge is appeared to be more central than explicit knowledge. The keyword analysis listed the most used keywords, which indicates the value of e-learning practices. Finally, territory analysis suggests that countries with economic growth are those who invest and possess the knowledge research, and thus use the knowledge as a currency.
Keywords: Digital knowledge age, knowledge management, information management, education, learning.