DeLone & McLean IS Success Model in Evaluating Knowledge Transfer in a Virtual Learning Environment

DeLone & McLean IS Success Model in Evaluating Knowledge Transfer in a Virtual Learning Environment

Raija Halonen (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland & University of Oulu, Finland), Heli Thomander (University of Oulu, Finland) and Elisa Laukkanen (University of Oulu, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0927-3.ch007
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Abstract

DeLone & McLean’s success model has been actively used since its first introduction in 1992. In this article, the authors extend this model to describe the success of knowledge sharing in an information system that included a part of the knowledge base of a private educational institute. As the supply of private education is increased, it is vital to be aware if the offered educational services support the use of the knowledge base and if the service is perceived satisfactory by the customers. In this descriptive qualitative case study, the authors discuss how the DeLone & McLean’s information system success model can be used to assess educational services when apprenticeships form a salient part of teaching. This paper focuses on issues that interested the target organization.
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Prior Literature

In this section we discuss the key concepts in our study. First, the nature of knowledge management and knowledge transfer is discussed. Then, virtual learning environment is presented emphasising its service nature. Finally, we introduce the DeLone & McLean success model and how it is used in prior studies related to virtual learning.

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