Oh and close down those communities of practice which are now so hide bound as to be only of use to the avid naval-gazers. We need more disagreement, more passion, more argument, more engagement which is not ...
University of Wisconsin-Madison Community of practice helps faculty and staff step into role of online learner University of Wisconsin-Madison As participants in UW-Madison's inaugural TeachOnline@UW learning community, participants from eight...
"An important issue for long-term success of KM initiatives is aligning them with organizational strategy, especially in times of change."
"At a recent monthly meetup of the Bangalore K-Community, panelists fromUnisys, Citigroup, Mindtree and Ernst & Young discussed 15 useful, actionable tips to ensure that a company's KM initiatives succeed not just at launch stage but also over the years to come.
1. Bring KM into mission-critical activities.
2. Focus on knowledge retention during times of attrition.
3. Use KM to improve understanding and execution of business reorganization.
4. Go beyond connecting to networking.
5. Conduct more research on knowledge work.
6. Pay more attention to design and visualization.
7. Pay attention to the requirements of mobile knowledge workers.
8. Blend informal and formal activities in knowledge-sharing sessions.
9. Broadbase the KM initiative and don't restrict it to only select managers or project heads.
10. Highlight KM practitioners across the board.
11. Don't pitch KM as an "extra" activity to be done after normal work hours...
12. Avoid too much theory and jargon.
13. Don't get hung up on the name KM.
14. Use metrics and analytics effectively...
15. Help ensure long-term success of KM by evangelizing it to students."
creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-SA ) flickr photo shared by davelocity (This is part of the work I am doing for my Masters course “Conceptualizing the Learning Sciences” at the University of Calgary as part of my Design ...
Blog Post by David Gurteen: KM UK 2013: Knowledge Cafe:
A Knowledge Cafe with a difference!
"...the question "Should we be using rewards and recognition to motivate knowledge sharing?"
The video then includes a clip of the small group conversations in the Cafe itself, followed by some comments by Paul Corney (the conference chair) and interviews with Mark Field and Florence Kiff, two of the conference participants.
It gives a good feel for the Cafe concept and the event on the day but note that the tables were far too large for a good conversation as many of them had 6, 7 or 8 people, some even more. The Cafe works best with people sitting in groups of 3, 4 or 5 in touching distance of each other."
Do you know the biggest killer for an online community? Yep, that’s right. It’s boorrrriinnnggg. So how do you keep a community alive? Good discussions. Here are five fail safe discussion theme threads to keep the fire burning.
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