International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 1 (2011) No. 2, pages: 124-128, Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology (ICASEIT 2011), Bangi, Malaysia, 14-15 January 2011, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.1.2.28

The Influence of Knowledge Visualization on Externalizing Tacit Knowledge

Khairul Bariah Ahmad, Mazida Ahmad, Mawarny Md Rejab


The process of teaching and learning suffers from poor conceptualizations of tacit knowledge to be explicit. This paper interprets and externalizes lecturer tacit knowledge based on knowledge visualization approach. Externalization process is a process of converting tacit knowledge such as ideas and experiences into written form so that it can be transferrred to the students. Thus knowledge visualization is used as an approach to externalize lecturer tacit knowledge through teaching material to be shared among the students. An exploratory research is adapted to discuss the issue of externalization process based on knowledge visualization approach. A conceptual framework is developed which provides an analytical perspective on externalizing tacit knowledge. The results of this study reveal that knowledge visualization is one of the approaches to convert lecturer tacit knowledge to student explicit knowledge in teaching and learning process.


knowledge externalization; knowledge visualization; knowledge transfer

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