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Self-efficacy and Knowledge Management course weighting selection

Abstract: The purpose of this research study is to evaluate whether or not students who choose to alter the grade weightings of required assignments a priori, in accordance with self-precepts of efficacy, improve their final course performance. Data was collected across three sets of MBA students who completed a course on strategic knowledge management. Results show a slight increase in overall performance when students optimise their weightings a priori; additionally, students demonstrated an ability to optimise their weightings correctly for specific course components related to technology and participation.

Nick Bontis, Timothy Hardie, Alexander Serenko: Self-efficacy and KM course weighting selection: can students optimise their grades? International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies (Special Issue on Teaching Knowledge Management), Volume 1 – Issue 3 – 2008: 189 – 199

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Tags: class participation, curriculum design, grade optimisation, grade weightings, higher education, Inderscience Enterprises Limited, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research (IICR), International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, knowledge management, Lakehead University, MBA students, McMaster University, self-efficacy, strategic KM, student performance

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