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The role of higher education institutions in providing knowledge workers: A case study on Master in Knowledge Management (MKM) programme at the Faculty of Information Management (FIM), UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia


Taib, Khairul Mizan and Ahmad, Norehan and Abdullah Sani, Mad Khir Johari (2006) The role of higher education institutions in providing knowledge workers: A case study on Master in Knowledge Management (MKM) programme at the Faculty of Information Management (FIM), UiTM Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2006 (KMICE 2006), 6-8 June 2006, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

This paper highlights several benefits of the knowledge management (KM) programme to organisations in various industries. It stresses on the importance of knowledge worker (KW), its competencies and skills in order to compete in the knowledge based economy.It discusses how Malaysian government is responding to the challenge and the roles of Higher Learning Institutes in developing academic programmes that suit the market needs.There are many measures which have been taken in creating and preparing for the knowledge workers.The Faculty of Information Management (FIM) for instance has undertaken proactive action, to offer Master in Knowledge Management (MKM)programme in which the curriculum has been developed to emphasise on competence-oriented learning concepts. It shows how FIM has designed its curriculum model (MKM) based on the strengths of its existing system.To meet the desired educational outcomes, it complements curriculum changes with a pedagogic approach that transforms the role of FIM to facilitators of learning. Curriculum pertaining to the development of the new era knowledge worker will also be discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-3282-90-3 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge management(KM), Knowledge worker(KW),Master in Knowledge Management(MKM),Institute of Higher Learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 07:47
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 07:47
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/11484

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