Knowledge Management for Education Administrators

Knowledge Management for Education Administrators

Ayça Kaya (Adapazarı Özel Enka Okulları, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1408-5.ch008

Abstract

Even though the vital role of knowledge and information management in organizations has been recognized, education administrators have started to think about how they can use knowledge systems in creating effective learning environments only in recent years. The effect of the use of data and knowledge in present education systems through knowledge management will enable the transformation of schools. Education leaders should be able to manage information-based knowledge management efforts. For our schools to be able to constantly renovate themselves and, as a consequence of the environmental changes, transfer new knowledge and technologies to students, reconstruction of schools in the direction of knowledge management approach is crucial. This study presents how knowledge management benefits schools when applied in an ecological framework by practicing upon the business theories of information management and knowledge management.
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Information Management

All organizations require data to produce information. Organizations should determine the size and type of data they need. Thus, data enables organizations to interpret the information and transform it to the knowledge they need (Çelebi, 2013). Data and information are important elements in creating and evaluating knowledge. It’s hard to attain information without data and reach knowledge without information (Arslan, 2018).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Knowledge Management in Schools: All of the strategic management activities that support teachers' use of the school's knowledge resources to obtain knowledge or to carry out their duties effectively.

Knowledge Technologies: The name given to technologies that provide through means the collection, process and storage of knowledge, transmission of it to any place, access to this information from anywhere, via electronics, etc.

Knowledge Management: A method generated to create, capture, organize, and use information.

Knowledge: The information that increased in value.

Knowledge Society: The name given to societies that research, develop, produce and use knowledge technologies.

Information Ecology: An area that deals with how ideas are exchanged, how innovations expand, how values are added to information, and how new knowledge is tested and implemented within the rich perspectives of the ecosystem through accumulated expertise and learning.

Information Management: A management that aims to record and obtain all the data that is kept in any database or in the memory of any individual and to enable instant access to accurate knowledge by transforming data into something useful for the organization.

Education Administrators: People who effectively use information and human resources related to knowledge management by objectives of the school.

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