In this research, we explore the impacts encountered by teachers with respect to sharing their teaching material and knowledge as a college implements the “Faculty-Student Knowledge Sharing Platform (FSKSP).” In addition, we report the experience and progress they acquire when choosing to change their traditional, habitual teaching and sharing modes. The case study focuses on a college of technology well-renowned among universities in Taiwan for its total and integral electronization of teaching. The study shows that sharing knowledge with students through the FSKSP is very different in nature from the long-established verbal knowledge sharing in classroom lectures. In choosing to use the FSKSP and making changes to the interaction between faculty and students, the teachers go through the stages of: Protection of professional dignity and expertise, panic with regard to whether or not to make changes, compromise with respect to the trends in information technology, and hesitation about whether to march forward or turn back. The research findings serve as a good reference for college administrators as they advocate the introduction of information technology to construct the FSKSP.
Young, Mei-Lien and Chen, Chun-Chi, "A Study of the Changing Process of Knowledge-Sharing Habits" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 309.