COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Knowledge Management

UNITS: 3 units

PREREQUISITES: MMS 130

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Foundations, Principles and Applications of Knowledge Management

COURSE GOAL:

At the end of the course, the student should:
  • keep abreast with emerging trends, protocols and procedures on knowledge management, and their implications on practice
  • understand the theoretical foundations of knowledge management
  • appreciate the development applications of knowledge management and the types of projects associated with these
  • develop knowledge network/community of practice

COURSE OUTLINE:

  • Unit I - Introduction to Knowledge Management
    • Module 1 Data, information and knowledge
    • Module 2 Environment for knowledge management
    • Module 3 Development applications of knowledge management
    • Module 4 Who can be knowledge managers?
    • Module 5 Knowledge management and poverty
    • Module 6 KM Terminology
    • Module 7 The Transdisciplinary Nature of Knowledge Management
  • Unit II - Theoretical Foundations of Knowledge Management
    • Module 8 Cybernetics
    • Module 9 Systems Theory
    • Module 10 Organization Communication
    • Module 11 Information Economics
  • Unit III - Knowledge Management Projects
    • Module 12 Knowledge Transfer
    • Module 13 Knowledge Packaging
    • Module 14 Knowledge Systems Development
    • Module 15 Indigenous Knowledge Systems
    • Module 16 Knowledge Research/ Meta-knowledge
  • Unit IV - Knowledge Networking
    • Module 17 Virtual Communities
    • Module 18 Types of Networks
    • Module 19 Network Structures
    • Module 20 Components
    • Module 21 Nodes, Links and Relationships