Facilitation of the Development and Implementation of Knowledge Management within a Small Japanese University: A Case Study of Transition to a Technology-Reliant Curriculum Framework

By Robert Perkins.

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This case study explores the outcome of a pilot program developed prior to the implementation of a campus-wide, online curriculum framework at a Japanese university of education, the problems encountered in making a successful KM transition, and suggestions for improving the effectiveness of KM practices. Seeking to emulate reform movements elsewhere, Japanese higher education is moving toward western models of standards-based education through the creation of curriculum frameworks that require interactive forms of data management. Presented with the challenge of planning, building, and implementing a data management system for campus-wide use, the author discusses how technological challenges are met in small institutions by creating stakeholders in the KM system at student, faculty, and administrative levels.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Knowledge Management in Education, KM Success, Exemplary Practices, Transitions, Technology

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp.203-212. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.139MB).

Robert Perkins

Lecturer, School of English and Foreign Language Education, Nara University of Education, Nara, Nara, Japan

American Robert Perkins is a lecturer at Nara University of Education in Nara, Japan. His current research interest is in the design and implementation of content management systems in Japanese higher education. Prior to working in Nara, he spent 4 years teaching at Osaka University as a visiting lecturer from the University of Canberra, Australia. With an education based primarily in teaching English to speakers of other languages, his interest in technology in education and CALL systems led him to further study of the applicability of knowledge management in the classroom. The development of active, utile, relevant means of connecting education systems at all levels is his end objective and professional purpose.


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