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KM Education Forum: Educators Seek Consensus at First Annual Summit

Guy St. Clair

On May 5-6, 2011, the Knowledge Management Education Forum (KMEF) brought together some 75 educators in the field of knowledge management (KM) to share their thoughts about how KM is taught and how students learn KM. This First Annual KMEF Summit was held on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC. An initiative of the KM faculties of George Washington University and Kent State University, KMEF is described as “an on-going, annual dialog … an endeavor to identify and grow consensus on the knowledge management body of knowledge, competencies, roles, and curriculum.” The KMEF emphasis is not limited…
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Corporate Intranet = “Corporate KM System”?

Guy St. Clair

Why not? As is often the case in our knowledge-sharing community, this post is inspired by a recent query on LinkedIn. This one was posted on LinkedIn’s Knowledge Management Group, from Aprill Allen: “What are your thoughts on intranets as a platform for knowledge management? No fancy SaaS or software, just an internal website. I know it has limitations and wouldn’t scale well, but for small companies and for many types of businesses, it could do the job quite well. What would be your suggestions to someone who might consider starting on this path?” And Aprill’s query comes just as…
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Starting KM in Your Organization: Here’s Your Strategic Road Map (Eighth Stop: Strategic Planning)

Guy St. Clair

The question we’re exploring: If you were given the task of starting KM in your organization, how would you begin? Let’s continue with our strategic road map: For some knowledge workers, there is a tendency to think of knowledge strategy as something like a checklist, a collection of tasks to be accomplished or a set of applications to be incorporated into the larger corporate KM/knowledge services structure. Not really. The strategy – as we noted in the previous post – is an inspirational statement, a document that describes what the company’s aspirations are in working with knowledge development and knowledge strategy (KD/KS).…
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