Balancing knowledge management and knowledge mobility in the connected University
Since universities began adopting computers and the internet, there have been constant struggles to balance knowledge mobility and knowledge management. Some forces within universities embrace openness and connectivity, while others prioritize reducing risks and managing knowledge. This chapter examines three cases in which tensions emerged as universities adopted particular digital media, and contestations arose between practices of openness and closure, democracy and authority, intellectual autonomy and centralized management. The learning management systems (LMSs) Moodie and WebCT, the citation management tools EndNote and Zotero, and the journal databases Directory of Open Access Journals and Web of Knowledge embody contesting paradigms in digital politics of knowledge.
Chesher, C. & Howard, S. (2012). Balancing knowledge management and knowledge mobility in the connected University. In T. Fenwick & L. Farrell (Eds.), Knowledge mobilization and educational research : politics, languages and responsibilities (pp. 154-166). London: Routledge.