Preferences, Benefits, and Barriers of Web 2.0 Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Brunei Darussalam's Tertiary Education

Preferences, Benefits, and Barriers of Web 2.0 Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Brunei Darussalam's Tertiary Education

Nurul Afiqah Hj Nor Amin (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Mohammad Nabil Almunawar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei), Amy Suliza Hasnan (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei) and Nurul Nazirah Besar (Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4056-4.ch015

Abstract

This paper is aimed to assess the current knowledge sharing processes in tertiary education in Brunei Darussalam. It identifies and examines the preferences, benefits and barriers of knowledge sharing and knowledge sharing platforms utilized in tertiary education. A descriptive research method is employed, in which quantitative approach was selected to collect data on the use of Web 2.0 tools, especially social media, for knowledge sharing in tertiary education in Brunei Darussalam. This study revealed that respondents highly utilize emails and Web 2.0 tools for knowledge sharing, which are normally provided by their host universities as information and knowledge sharing platforms. Web 2.0 tools, especially social media, are considered suitable platforms for sharing knowledge. However, there are some concerns in using Web 2.0 tools for knowledge sharing, mainly in term of privacy issues and reliability of information and knowledge shared due to its high risk of collaborators.
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Literature Review

The literature review of this study encompassed of four parts which started with the definition of knowledge, knowledge creation and sharing and its usage in education sector, Web 2.0 as a knowledge creation and sharing platform, the benefits and barriers of using Web 2.0 for knowledge creation and sharing and the ICT initiatives in Brunei Darussalam education.

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