Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Important Personalities

1.  Dr. Paul Pivec
2. Ali Mohammed Hosein Zadeh

International Mobile Learning Journals:

Monday, 3 September 2012

Personal Knowledge Manamement

Personal knowledge management is the collection of processes through the individual personal ability to gather, store, organize, review and share the acquired knowledge within the domain of his/her daily activities.
Below is personal knowledge management cycle:

Every one of us has experience to tell in his lifetime either as educator, medical practitioner, engineer, or knowledge as stories, memories, and cultures. We also have baggage and displayed books, journal articles, workshop manuals, greetings cards, photographs and so on in our libraries. Our computers are also full with uncountable folders and files, stored and installed software’s. our hand phones are accumulated with huge amount of information including names, numbers, addresses and emails of different people across different race, tribe, ethnicity, cultural social and religious background. Despite of all these information and knowledge surrounding us each one of us has a unique way on how he/she blends his/her personal experience.
Personal Knowledge management is simply knowing what we have and how we organize it, utilize it in order to achieve our desired goals as well as connecting same knowledge to others who might need it to accomplishing their tasks.
Having all these sources of knowledge surrounding us, interacting with all time, we have accumulated a wealth of incredible knowledge base, even though we do not use all of it concurrently or control the whole of it, it tends to be indeterminable in size and volume. However the most important and beneficial knowledge is the managed knowledge. Knowledge that is known to have known, known how to be used, and known who to use it.

Personal Knowledge Management (Personal Experience)
I did my first Degree in Computer Science, immediately after my graduation i was employed as a lecturer in an institution of higher learning in my country. It has never been my dream to teach, i do not have any teaching qualification to manage my teaching as well as the learners. In an attempt to manage my personal knowledge i took the following measures.

1. Reflection (Knowing what you know):
Henceforth i began to think on how my lecturers thought me, emerging those who thought me efficiently and those who were lacking the skills, trying to recall how they do and emerging how they fell. That gave me courage on how to start. The beginning was horrible but later i adjusted and fits to the learners needs to some extent.

2. Organizational Skills (Knowing how to get what you know):
I admitted that i don't really have the teaching qualification and i cannot perfectly teach without having the require teaching skills, i therefore register for Teachers Technical Certificate (TTC) programme which streamline objectively the skills needed for a teacher to teach. The programme was held in my institution.

3. Networking with others (Knowing who know):
During the course, i found out that the best lecturer who thought research methodology was the then chairmen of ICT development when i was the supervisor of ICT centers in the institution. I immediately grasp the opportunity and created a good relationship with him coupled with the fact that he was IT bias he needed me somewhere and i was kin to learn the teaching skills. I finally chooses him to be my project supervisor. I really learned from him and henceforth he remain my mentor because he always review my papers before presentation or publication.

4. Manage Learning (Knowing where you know):
Realizing from the fact that i was not in education line (discipline) i have little or no idea about the skills required to administer an effective teaching and manage learner, i made that lecture to be my adviser in relation to research issues and even some personal development issues. I met him any time anywhere and discuss academic issues.

5. Information Literacy (Knowing how to use what you know): 
After completing the course i felt i was complete, it gave me lot of courage, i could manage my teaching and my student despite the fact that the institution is one of the two types in the whole country where the audience comprises only female (difficult to manage).


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Visit to Istana Negara

Istana Negara:
It was on exactly 20th-July-2012, the Knowledge Management class in support of their noble lecturer Madam Azmawati visited one of the historic places in Malaysia known as Istana Negara. The purpose of this educational trip was to exploit applicability of Tacit knowledge and explicit knowledge in which the museum serves as best intervention to apprehend the differences.
The Main Entrance into the Palace

Istana Negara is the official residence of His Majesty, the Yang di Pertuan Agong, the King of Malaysia and Her Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong. It is located on a hillock at Jalan lstana, just outside the city centre.
The Istana was originally a double storey mansion built in 1928 by a local Chinese millionaire, Chan Wing. After the Japanese occupation, it served as a residence of the Sultan of Selangor until 1957, when the Federal Government indicated interest to use it as the official residence His Majesty, the King of Malaysia after some extensive renovation. 

 The visit was very successful as it fulfill the desired objective of explaining the relevance of tacit and explicit knowledge in the domain of knowledge management. The historic events and the use of some royal artifacts were documented through a through conversion of tacit knowledge into an explicit knowledge for the next generation to benefit from. Some of the examples below show how this museum become a knowledge expert in actualizing the KM concept.

Visitors from MMU
 The guys are anxiously parading into the palace. With all zeal to exhibit and gain more understanding on the concept of KM, more especially on how the operation in SECI model is related to the real life siyuation.

The Father and Mother of the Palace:

His Majesty
 His majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong XIV was born on the 28 November, 1927.

Her Majesty
 Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri agong Hajah Haminah was born on 15 july, 1953

Below are some Official Royal Regalias


Muscat: Is the official attire of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan and of the ceremonial official of Istana Negara. It is made up of black wool embroided with gold thread in the pattern of awam tarat and the habiscus. The malaysian national flowers.

Pending Diraja (Royal Waist): This is a royal waist that is normally worn by his majesty. It is worn on top of the Muscat around the waist.

Tengkolok Diraja

Tengkolok Diraja (Royal Headdress): Among the recognized Royal headdress in malaysia is Tengkolok. It is made up of silk embroidered fabric folded in various styles. the style folding and color vary from one state to another.

Kulung Diraja
Kulung Diraja (Royal Neckless): This is a royal neck-less worn by Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah

Pendang, Keris Panjang dan Sundang Diraja
 The Sword, Long Keris and Royal Sundang: These are the three traditional Malay weapons originated from the ancient time, which now become part of the Royal Regalia.

 Cokmar (Maces): Cokmar or Maces are part of the Malaysian Weapon of war in the olden days. It comprises two short shafts with dome-shaped heads made up of silver usually 81.32 cm in length.

Gending Diraja
Gending Diraja (Royal Headdress): This is the official headdress of Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tuanku Hajah Haminah.

International, Federal Award of Honours

International Award
Knight Grand Cross of the order of the Bath (GCB) United Kingdom 1972. Award Presented to His Marjesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

Federal Award
Kedah Honorary Award-Diraja Utama Reri Mahawangsa Yang Amar Dihormati (DMK).

Federal Award
 Kedah Honorary Award-Darja Seri-Setia Sultan Abdul Halim Muazdam Shah Yang. Amat Dihormati (Darja Pertama) (SHMS) Geleran: Dato Seri-Darja

Federal Award
Federal Award of Seri Maharaja Mangku (S.M.N), 1958

Official Royal Palace Costumes

His majesty and Her majesty the Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong are escorted by the Royal Guards to Throne room. All are fully dressed in Royal Regalia.

Going Back Home
 Finally guys were happily moving back home discussing lot of amazing Malaysian Royal traditions witnessed.

All Thanks be to Allah (S.W.T)

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Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge Transfer:
Nancy Dixon in her book explained Common knowledge as the organization’s most important knowledge. It is the knowledge asset that makes it competitive in the marketplace. It is knowledge the organization creates from the experience of carrying out its own tasks and projects. It is unique to that organization
Nancy postulated five theories on knowledge transfer: 
Serial transfer: when the same team executing a task in a new context(setting), with a prior knowledge that was gained from doing the same task in a different setting.

Near transfer: Explicit knowledge transfer from a source team to a receiving team with a similar task in a similar context

Far transfer: Tacit knowledge transfer from a source team to a receiver team with a non-routine task.

Strategic transfer: the transfer of complex knowledge from one team to the other, separated in place and time, the task is of strategic interest to the organisation)

Expert transfer: the transfer of explicit knowledge from a team to  the other about a task not performed on a regular basis.
Diagramatic description of Knowledge Transfer Types:

Knowledge Transfer Process:
Class Activity
A group presentation was held on each of the five categories of knowledge transfer. My group presented on Expert transfer.
Expert Transfer:
The following ppt presentation best explain in detail what and how expert transfer is all about


Also the following Video will help you understand more about knowledge transfer in an expert systems

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