PKM TOOLS FOR ACADEMIA: INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS IN THE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
This study aimed to assess the reaction-based satisfaction level of Kuwait University’s students regarding the utilization of some PKM tools in their academic studies and its influence on managing their knowledge. A total of 100 undergraduate students from the College of Education participated in this research. Regardless of students being not aware at all about KM, PKM, and PKM tools. Yet, the fact is that the results showed a significantly positive, affirmative, and encouraging feelings, attitudes, and perceptions with respect to using PKM tools for academia and personal life as well (i.e., yielded an agreement ratio about 95 percent). The majority of the participants did consider PKM tools as being appropriate and useful to their work/study. They also did believe that PKM tools are important constituents for success in the global knowledge society. Thus, most of the participants were highly satisfied with PKM tools and, accordingly, their reaction-based satisfaction level was positive and significantly high among all subgroups.