Healthy use of internet for personal knowledge management: An interventionist approach in tertiary education

Ben FONG, Man Fung LO, Artie NG

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Abstract

Recent studies on use of Internet among youngsters suggest problematic behaviour and adverse impacts on overall health as there are uncharted boundaries of information and media through Internet. Such related problems include Internet addiction, shyness, alienation, psychological distress and academic performance decrement over time. As a consequence, the ability of students in tertiary education to communicate effectively and interact humanly could deteriorate as they become more accustomed to networking via Internet. However, students nowadays do increasingly rely on the Internet to perform research under the knowledge-based economy despite concerns over reliability and truthfulness of information available from Internet. Against such a background, the authors construct a framework for an optimal use of Internet with the main purpose of Personal Knowledge Management. They argue for an interventionist approach to orient students in tertiary education to develop a strategic mindset that utilizes Internet as a source for developing knowledge about learning outcomes while mitigating the risks associated with over-reliance and inadequate uses. Copyright © 2015 The Authors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning ICICKM 2015
EditorsVincent RIBIÈRE, Lugkana WORASINCHAI
Place of PublicationReading, UK
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages90-100
ISBN (Electronic)9781510814448, 9781910810743, 9781910810750
ISBN (Print)9781910810736
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015

Citation

Fong, B., Lo, M. F., & Ng, A. (2015). Healthy use of internet for personal knowledge management: An interventionist approach in tertiary education. In V. Ribière & L. Worasinchai (Eds.), Proceedings of The 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning ICICKM 2015 (pp. 90-100). Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.

Keywords

  • Internet addiction
  • Personal knowledge management
  • Knowledge-based economy
  • Tertiary education

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