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Journal Article

Teaching Innovation to Strengthen Knowledge Creation in a Digital World  pp144-157

Carolien van den Berg

© Oct 2019 Volume 17 Issue 2, Editor: Shaun Pather, pp100 - 170

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The aim of this paper is to demonstrate design principles for a teaching and learning environment that will strengthen the ability of students to become competent digital innovators. The impact of digital transformation on business and society is palpable, forcing organisations to become more responsive, agile, creative and innovative. Moreover, competitiveness is determined by the ability to apply new knowledge to facilitate innovation through the use of digital technologies. A two‑year research study was conducted at a university in South Africa to develop a framework for digital innovation skills. The data were analysed in a four‑phase design‑based research study that applied mixed‑methods research. The research has important implications for the design of a learning environment that facilitates knowledge creation in a digital world.


Keywords: Future skills, Digital innovation, New world of work, Authentic learning, Life-long learning, 21st-century skills, Higher education institutions


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Journal Issue

Volume 17 Issue 2 / Dec 2019  pp100‑170

Editor: Shaun Pather

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Keywords: Boundary Object; Knowledge Management; Critical Review; Knowledge Management Practice, Personal Knowledge Management (PKM); Knowledge Management (KM); Knowledge Creation Theories; Knowledge Worker; Knowledge Society; Radical Innovation; Digital Platform Ecosystem (DPE), Organizational learning, learning university, learning business school, university management, management change, Dimensions of Learning Organisation Questionnaire (DLOQ), Future skills, Digital innovation, New world of work, Authentic learning, Life-long learning, 21st-century skills, Higher education institutions, social capital, higher education, knowledge sharing, Saudi Arabia, socialization, trust, participation, rewards


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