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KM in Education

Posted by Donna Kennedy | Matt Devine | Vito Cangelosi on December 7, 2008

This is Knowledge Management in Education, a Web site dedicated to providing fellow researchers with resources regarding the potential use of KM systems in the field of education

Our purpose is to provide an online repository for those who seek to understand knowledge management and encourage the development of KM systems in education. As you scour our resources, we hope you will find relevant tools, methodologies, and processes that assist in the development of KM systems.

“Knowledge management in educational context is the systematic process of finding, selecting, organizing, distilling, and presenting information in a way that improves a learner's comprehension and/or ability to fulfill his/her current learning objective.”

-Kayama and Okamoto

KM Resource Pack Web Site Navigational Guide
  • Introduces what knowledge management is and reasons for use in education
  • Brief summary of knowledge management processes and technologies
  • Clarification on policies, procedures, and laws governing the acquisition of academic knowedge management systems
  • Problems
  • Difficulties encountered when implementing knowledge management systems
  • Needs assessment and the role of knowledge experts and support personnel
  • Proper and improper procedures for capturing and analyzing information
  • Analysis
  • Benefits of knowledge management systems within an educational organization
  • Costs affiliated with design and development
  • Limitations and challenges of implementing and securing knoowledge management systems
  • Evaluation
  • Assessment of knowledge management systems currently used in education and other industries
  • Discussion of alternative knowledge management capture tools
  • Recommended process for constructing and evaluating a knowledge management system
  • References
  • Summary of references mentioned within resource pack Web site
  • Use a knowledge management term to search the KM resource pack Web site:


    KM Resource Pack
    Summary Podcast

    Author Biographies


    Matthew T. Devine, M.S., is Director of Technology and a teacher at a private elementary school in Rancho Santa Fe, California. In addition to his occupations, Mr. Devine is currently working towards a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. His professional interests include developing elementary school technology curricula and integrating computers into daily classroom instruction. His main research interest area is online social networking and its influence on student achievement of elementary school students.

    Donna Kennedy

    Donna Kennedy is an instructor of Mathematics and Technology Education at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, New York. Donna has earned her BS in Computer Information Systems from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MS in Teaching Mathematics from Colorado College, an MS and CAS in Educational Leadership from St. Lawrence University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Additionally, Donna continues to work as an adjunct instructor in Mathematics and Technology Education at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

    Vito Cangelosi

    Vito Cangelosi is a full-time Computer Science teacher in the Business Department at Old Bridge High School located in Old Bridge, New Jersey and an Adjunct Professor at Kean University. He has taught technology and computer science courses in both secondary and collegiate settings using traditional and online pedagogical methodologies. He earned a BS in Finance at St. John?s University and an MA in Education and Administration at St. Peter's College and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education through Nova Southeastern University.