Keywords : Knowledge Management

Heuristic Evaluation of E-Learning

Hale H. Turhangil Erenlergil Erenler

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2018, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 195-210
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2018.60235

As Knowledge Management applications, E-learning platforms have been used in many organizations. Universities as knowledge management appliers and early adopters of E-learning platforms as knowledge-sharing channels, making education independent of time and location, created new opportunities for students to become active and collaborative participants of their learning. In this respect, learning management systems offered tools and modules to facilitate knowledge construction, knowledge gathering and sharing among its participants. This study examined the critical factors of usability evaluation of the learning management system Moodle as part of students’ blended learning in a computer literacy course at a funded University in Turkey. The model based on Nielsen’s 10 heuristics and was tested with data from 236 students. Descriptive statistics showed that students generally agreed with the system and did not face problems when working with it. The study used structural equation modeling (SEM) for data analysis and found eight factors to be significant in the research model after an exploratory factor analysis.

Investigating the impact of competitive strategy, knowledge management and the acceptance of electronic commerce on financial performance (Case Study: Bank Shahr in East Azerbaijan Province)

Seyed Reza Jafarian; Mehdi Zeynali

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 4, Pages 313-325
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60403

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of competitive strategy, knowledge management, and the acceptance of electronic commerce on financial performance in Shahr Bank in East Azerbaijan. The statistical population of this research included all the employees (N=85) of Shahr Bank in East Azerbaijan. Data gathering was accomplished through using a questionnaire which its validity and reliability were measured and confirmed. In order to analyze the data, the inferential statistics, regression, and correlation analysis were conducted. The results indicated that competitive strategy, knowledge management, and the acceptance of electronic commerce have a positive impact on the financial performance of Shahr Bank.

The impact of team-based learning on knowledge development

Aghdas Nikooravesh; Ashrafolsadat Parpoochi; Amir Hossein Mohammad Davoudi

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2016, Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 110-122
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60400

Learning is the most important component of education. However, experts must try to improve the quality and methods of ideal learning through implementing new methods and spending educational cost to improve internal efficiency and productivity. One of the most common methods is the team-based learning. Team-based learning is considered as a strong instructional strategy to benefit from using small groups and people participating in learning and using others experiences to attract, develop, and manage the knowledge. This learning method is based on group activities to create and develop active and more effective learning. Effective learning leads to create the knowledge, increase the ability and awareness of teachers and students, and improve the education. The literature review also mentions the concepts which have effective role on team-based learning, creating, and developing the knowledge. 

The effects of knowledge management and self-organization on organizational creativity: The mediating roles of corporate innovativeness and organizational communication

Tuna Uslu; Duygu Çubuk

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 4, Pages 403-413
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60220

Creativity and innovation are very important to achieve successful performance results in the organizations. Even there is a common view about the effects of the environment to increase creativity; there are limited studies about the institutions how to use corporate tools for this purpose. This study aims to determine the factors behind organizational creativity and evaluate the effects of these factors on organizational creativity within a model demonstrating structural relations. The rapid development of information and communication technologies have been changing the organizational structure, business and work methods, manager and employee profile, and in general work life, and  have been bringing out new models particularly in communication in inside and outside the organization. Institutions aim to strengthen their employees with a positive approach by infusing them with concepts such as creativity, and flexibility and supporting them. In this study we examine the effects of these organizational predictors like knowledge management and self-organization on the employee creativity through innovativeness and communication. In our survey we used questionnaire method to the convenient sampled 227 employees in Turkey. Factor analysis towards findings and progressive intermediary variable tests are carried out by verifying different models. It was found that knowledge management and self-organization are effective on organizational creativity, but the most important factor determining organizational creativity is organizational communication followed by corporate innovativeness. We suggest the managers, in order to increase organizational creativity in their institutions; they should use knowledge management and corporate innovativeness effectively, so they can increase the efficiency of organizational communication.

Implementation of Learning Organization Components in Ardabil Social Security Hospital

Azadeh Zirak

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, 2015, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 200-212
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2015.60395

This study aimed to investigate the implementation of learning organization characteristics based on Marquardt systematic model in Ardabil Social Security Hospital. The statistical population of this research was 234 male and female employees of Ardabil Social Security Hospital. For data collection, Marquardt questionnaire was used in the present study which its validity and reliability had been confirmed. Statistical analysis of hypotheses based on independent samples t-test showed that learning organization characteristics were used more than average level in some subsystems of Marquardt model and there was a significant difference between current position and excellent position based on learning organization characteristic application. According to the research findings, more attention should be paid to the subsystems of learning organization establishment and balanced development of these subsystems.