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Information and Knowledge Sharing by Undergraduate Students in Singapore

Information and Knowledge Sharing by Undergraduate Students in Singapore
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Author(s): Shaheen Majid (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Ting Jer Yuen (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 5
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch312
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


Active information and knowledge sharing is an essential element of effective learning at the tertiary level. The purpose of this study was to investigate the knowledge sharing patterns of undergraduate students in Singapore, their perceptions of the knowledge sharing activity, avenues of knowledge sharing, preferred communication channels, and the factors inhibiting or motivating information and knowledge sharing among the students. A questionnaire was used for collecting data and 180 respondents from three public universities in Singapore participated in the study. It was found that students preferred sharing knowledge during classroom and tutorial discussions as well as with their own team members for completing group projects. There was only a limited information and knowledge sharing with the members of other groups and while working on individual assignments. An interesting trend was observed where students freely shared their information and knowledge with peers for those projects and assignments that were not graded. Finally, the paper suggests certain measures for improving information and knowledge sharing among students.

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