Initiate a Knowledge Management Practice for Sustainable Continuing Education

  • Agnes Fong
  • Fun Ting Chan
  • Jeanne Lam
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 407)


With the wide adoption of online learning in higher education institutions, development and use of online learning resources for teaching and learning becomes inevitable. HKU SPACE introduced online learning for more than a decade, and large amount of online learning resources were developed. To maximize the usage of and increase the access to these resources, an institutional repository was developed by converting existing online learning resources into Learning Objects (LOs) and preserving them in a Knowledge Management (KM) platform. This paper covers issues to be addressed for a rich-multimedia knowledge management platform including systematic classification of resources for uploading and retrieving, infrastructure and functionality of Web 2.0 and a proposed framework of the platform. Some concerns about the knowledge management practice are discussed, such as copyright licenses, resources ownership, abuse control and performance tracking. The key factors to successful implementation of knowledge sharing and building are explored.


Knowledge management knowledge management practice institutional repository online learning resources learning objects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Agnes Fong
    • 1
  • Fun Ting Chan
    • 1
  • Jeanne Lam
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Cyber LearningThe School of Professional and Continuing Education, of The University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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