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In this course students study a critical approach to theories and applications of knowledge management/knowledge sharing in corporations, non-profits, and other organizations. Knowledge as a resource and asset are considered. The role of communication specialists, information managers, specialized librarians, and knowledge advocates is examined, and case studies are used to learn how knowledge is created, how it flows, is exchanged and is used for organizational learning. Knowledge tools such as decision support systems, mind mapping software and social networking are studied from an organizational knowledge sharing perspective. An interdisciplinary collection of readings and online resources are used in the course to appeal to communication, media, and library and information science students.
Critical approach to theories and applications of knowledge management in organizations, with special attention to knowledge creation and knowledge sharing. Knowledge artifacts as resources and assets. Knowledge repositories and transfer of technology. Applications of information technologies to knowledge management.