The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

“Knowledge Exchange for Learning and Teaching in HE”

Royston Meriton, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Blanca Viridiana Guizar Moran, University of Sunderland (United Kingdom)

Flor Gerardou, University of Falmouth (United Kingdom)

Anthony Brown, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) (The Netherlands)


“Knowledge Exchange for Learning and Teaching in HE”

Blanca Viridiana Guizar Moran; Royston Meriton; Flor Gerardou; Anthony Brown

The impact of digital pedagogy on knowledge sharing of learners in Higher Education: A multi-level analysis

The pandemic has changed the status quo of higher education pedagogy, and many institutions have rushed to face this new reality. The university sector has been slow to adopt, if not adapt, tighter budgets, and an international student market standing still provides an opportunity to take advantage of the flexibility that digital pedagogy offers.1 The application of digitally-enabled pedagogy is often portrayed as a sideshow rather than a learning approach to teaching in its own right.

This proposal falls under the conference theme of e-learning. Our work focuses on a more embedded and systematic embrace of digital pedagogy based on improving knowledge sharing. Knowledge sharing amongst learners is an essential antecedent to engagement and academic performance.2 We survey the literature with a view of capturing the enablers of knowledge sharing in a virtual or online setting. We aim to propose an inclusive framework for positive knowledge sharing behaviour by embracing a complete digital pedagogy and making recommendations for theory, practice and future research.

We are at the literature review stage, examining the intersection of e-learning and knowledge sharing in higher education. The literature suggests that enablers are wide-ranging, including individual factors such as self-efficacy,3 contextual factors such as personal learning environment,4 technological factors such as web-based systems and pedagogical.5,6



1. Luburić, N. et al. (2021) ‘The challenges of migrating an active learning classroom online in a crisis’, Computer applications in engineering education, (cae.22413). doi: 10.1002/cae.22413.

2. Aslam, M. M. H. et al. (2013) ‘Social capital and knowledge sharing as determinants of academic performance’, Journal of behavioral and applied management. doi: 10.21818/001c.17935.

3. Van Acker, F. et al. (2014) ‘The role of knowledge sharing self-efficacy in sharing Open Educational Resources’, Computers in human behavior, 39, pp. 136–144.

4. Saz, A., Engel, A. and Coll, C. (2016) ‘Introducing a personal learning environment in higher education. An analysis of connectivity’, Digital education review. Available at: (Accessed: 13 April 2021).

5. Ebner, M. and Taraghi, B. (2010) ‘Personal Learning Environment for higher education – A first prototype’, in EdMedia + Innovate Learning. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), pp. 1158–1166.

6. Janson, A., Sӧllner, M. and Leimeister, J. M. (2020) ‘Ladders for learning: Is scaffolding the key to teaching problem-solving in technology-mediated learning contexts?’, Academy of Management learning and education, 19(4), pp. 439–468.

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