Universities and KM, KM and Technology, Communities and Technologies, Encyclopedia of KM

15-May-07 Archive of Weekly KM Blog by Stan Garfield

KM Question of the Week

Q: Cal State Northridge Master’s Program in KM was featured in KM Link of the Week for May 2, 2007. Are there other universities which offer KM degrees or certificates?

A: Here are four other universities:

Here are five additional university-related KM links:

If you know of other programs or sites not included in the links provided, feel free to send them to me.

KM Blog of the Week

It’s all about KM by Arjun Thomas

Knowledge Management and Technology

It has always been stated that Knowledge Management is not about technology. However from what I’ve seen in most companies (these are relatively large corporations which have their people spread all over the globe) technology seems to be the backbone of the KM initiative. Unless you have a platform that allows people to extract the information they want and allow them to contribute to the system, chances are your KM strategy will not work…

I’ve tried to put down the basics of KM in the form of strategies that you might want to use to create an underlying framework to tackle an initiative like this. You can read those articles here.

The bottom line is, regardless of what technology you use, at the end of the day you need to get your people the right information at the right time, with as little effort as possible.

KM Link of the Week

Third International Conference on Communities and Technologies

June 28–30, 2007 at Michigan State University’s Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media

The International Conference on Communities and Technologies has developed into one of the premier meetings for interdisciplinary exchanges related to the development, usage, and impacts of technology-supported communities. A fantastic program has been assembled, with 30 outstanding papers, 13 workshops encompassing a range of methodologies and research topics, four keynote speakers who have made significant contributions both to research and practice, and three panel discussions about aspects of communities and technologies by leaders in the field.

The conference also will feature the opportunity to explore an innovative online event/conference networking service designed to enhance discussions among participants. The social program includes a dinner/reception at the historic Cowles House on the Michigan State campus as well as an evening dinner/reception at the Michigan History Museum.

KM Book of the Week

Encyclopedia of Knowledge Management, Second Edition edited by David G. Schwartz and Dov Te’eni

Topics Covered

  • Application-specific knowledge management issues
  • Communities of practice and knowledge management
  • Creating tools for knowledge management
  • Knowledge management and virtual organizations
  • Managing organizational knowledge
  • Organizational learning and knowledge
  • Organizing knowledge management in distributed organizations
  • Processes of knowledge management
  • Successful knowledge management systems implementation
  • Theoretical aspects of knowledge management

Review by Rachel Bridgewater

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Knowledge Management Author and Speaker, Founder of SIKM Leaders Community, Community Evangelist, Knowledge Manager https://sites.google.com/site/stangarfield/

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