An online team exercise for online students: learning for KM, creativity and innovation, team skills and resource management

Kong, Eric and Ko, Stephen (2018) An online team exercise for online students: learning for KM, creativity and innovation, team skills and resource management. In: 4th Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Awards 2018: an anthology of case histories. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited, Reading, United Kingdom, pp. 73-84. ISBN 978-1-911218-80-7


It is possibly easier to inform students the importance of knowledge management (KM) and intellectual capital (IC). It is, however, more difficult for students to make connections between what they have been taught in KM theory and what they need to practice. The application of KM and IC can lead to considerable improvements in organisational efficiency and effectiveness. Students, particularly online students, need to apply knowledge and skills in the KM contexts to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility that require self-directed work and learning. An online team exercise has been designed for an online course with a key focus on knowledge sharing, team skills, and resource management. In the exercise, online external students are divided into police and prisoner groups whereby they are required to use different resources (e.g. cars, buses and helicopters) to capture the prisoner groups or to escape from the police on a virtual map. The online capacity of the exercise allows online and distance education students
from domestic and international, metropolitan and regional areas to engage and interact and thus learn and share knowledge from each other. The team exercise helps to create an innovative online learning environment that is active, cooperative and engaging to enhance the quality of student experiences. Quantitative and qualitative data collected from a KM course suggested that the students’ behavioural, emotional and cognitive engagement, as compared to the previous years, improved significantly. The exercise is particularly useful for teaching KM and IC but is also ideal for innovation, teamwork, individual and team learning, people management, resource and time management, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and strategic planning. A reflective report is used as an assessment with the objective of helping students to learn from their
practical experience from the online team exercise.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2018 The authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 03:01
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2019 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management; intellectual capital; application; online students
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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