Knowledge Reuse: Promises of Web-Based Service
Professor Hung-Jen Yang
Director of Center for Instructional & Learning
National Kaohsiung Normal University
One of the key themes in knowledge management today is
the role of communication technology in the transfer of
knowledge between those who have it and those who don't.
It is widely acknowledged that knowledge has two
dimensions. One is explicit and another is tacit. Only
explicit knowledge is the province of communication
technology, including the information system by which
people informally share their experience and the more
formal repositories in which structured knowledge is
stored for later reuse. Although knowledge reuse has
been observed and researched under many different names
in many different settings, findings about knowledge
reuse have remained relatively dispersed and
un-integrated. One possible explanation is that
knowledge reuse is seen as a unitary phenomenon—pretty
much the same regardless of who does it, how, and why.
However, despite the traditional image of knowledge
reuse, web-based technology provides services for
boosting knowledge reuse.
Based upon empirical data of knowledge reuse, the
structure of applying web-based service was identified.
Activities for implementation were designed and
illustrated according to knowledge reuse. The impacts of
web-based service on knowledge management were also
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Prof. Dr. Hung-Jen Yang (born in 1961 in Taipei, Taiwan)
is the Director of Center for Instructional & Learning
Technology of National Kaohsiung Normal University,
Taiwan. He got master degree from University of North
Dakota in Industrial Technology major at 1989 and Dr.
Degree from Iowa State University in Industrial
Education and Technology major at 1991.
From 1991 to 1994, he served as associated professor at
Ping-tong teachers' college. In the same period time, he
also took the job of computer center director. From 1994
till now, he is working as professor in the department
of industrial education and took several different
administration jobs. In the semester year of 2003, he
was invited as a visiting professor at University of
North Dakota, USA. Since 1994 till now, Dr. Yang has
already done 25 National Science Council supported
projects. His research is focused on both areas of
technology education and educational technology.