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A Survey on Students’ Preference in Knowledge Sharing Tools to Support Learning in Higher Education

Shuaibu Hassan Usman
Department of Management and Information Technology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria

Abstract—Knowledge sharing tools is among the technologies that play important role in institutions as it enables them to leverage knowledge management solutions. The aim of this study is to determine the preference of students in higher education toward Knowledge sharing tools to support their learning. A research questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents whereby both online and offline were deployed. A total of 287 responses were analyzed using SPSS v20 in which descriptive statistic was used in data analysis. The outcome revealed majority of the students prefer features such as Search engine, Instant Messaging and e-mail, Online Group Discussion, Electronic Documents (e-books, journals, projects etc), Tutorials, and News and adverts of the Knowledge sharing tools higher than others. Similarly, Feedback, Video Conferencing, Blog, and Content/lesson creation have a significant role in sharing of knowledge. The least preferred features of Knowledge sharing tools are Help desk (care lines), Audio Conferencing, Web Conferencing, and Instructional games.

Index Terms—knowledge sharing tools, preference, student, university

Cite: Shuaibu Hassan Usman, "A Survey on Students’ Preference in Knowledge Sharing Tools to Support Learning in Higher Education," Journal of Advanced Management Science, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 350-353, December 2015. doi: 10.12720/joams.3.4.350-353
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