This course consists of 36 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 120 minutes duration, grouped into eight units:
Unit 1 - What is Knowledge Sharing and Why is it Important
This unit describes what Knowledge Sharing and related concepts are, and highlights the benefits and opportunities offered by KS to improve work groups and collaboration.
Lesson 1.1 - Why Should You Care about Knowledge Sharing?
Unit 2 - Putting Knowledge Sharing to Work
Lesson 1.2 - Information, Knowledge and Learning
Lesson 1.3 - The Business Case for Knowledge Sharing
This unit describes the social dynamics and facilitation options for building trust and supporting participation.It also presents a range of possibilities for creating content collaboratively, and the related issues around intellectual property rights (IPR). This Unit also gives a panoramic of the possibilities for internet-based communication and knowledge sharing.
Lesson 2.1 - Creating the Knowledge Sharing Organization
Unit 3 - Making the most of Communities and Networks
Lesson 2.2 - Building and Sharing Content
This unit illustrates the potential to improve Knowledge Sharing and Learning through networks and communities, and explains key dynamics between networks and institutions.
Lesson 3.1 - Communities and Networks
Unit 4 - Establishing Knowledge Sharing in Your Organization
Lesson 3.2 - Communities and Networks in support of Knowledge Sharing
Lesson 3.3 - Supporting Network and Community Building
Lesson 3.4 - Barriers and Human Differences
Lesson 3.5 - Communities and Networks in Institutional Contexts
This unit provides guidance on how to design and implement a strategy to identify key knowledge assets, flows and gaps; it describes how KS can be strategically approached within organizations and how to raise awareness of and promote KS in an organization; This unit also describes how IT environments support KS and explains how to articulate the rationale for evaluating KS efforts and to initiate a KS evaluation process.
Lesson 4.1 - Knowledge Audits
Unit 5 - Knowledge Sharing Methodologies
Lesson 4.2 - Strategic Approaches to Knowledge Sharing
Lesson 4.3 - Identifying, Motivating and Supporting Knowledge Champions
Lesson 4.4 - Fostering and adopting Knowledge Sharing Approaches
Lesson 4.5 - Ensuring the IT Environment Supports Knowledge Sharing
Lesson 4.6 - Monitoring and Evaluating Knowledge Sharing
This unit illustrates how to build Knowledge Sharing and learning strategies and frameworks, by describing a variety of methodologies for supporting KS and learning, and identifying the methodologies which best suit various contexts.
Lesson 5.1 - Methods for Developing KS Strategies
Unit 6 - Tools and Services to Support Virtual Collaboration
Lesson 5.2 - Participatory Visioning Methods
Lesson 5.3 - Methods for Capturing and Organizing Knowledge
Lesson 5.4 - Intentional Learning Methods
Lesson 5.5 - Participatory Knowledge Sharing Methods
This unit illustrates a wide range of social media tools and describes how they can be used strategically to more effectively collaborate and exchange knowledge.
Lesson 6.1 - Group Productivity and Collaboration Tools
Unit 7 - Facilitating virtual collaboration and interaction
Lesson 6.2 - Privacy, Intellectual Property and Access to Social Media
Lesson 6.3 - Hosted Services
Lesson 6.4 - Subscriptions, Feeds and Syndication
Lesson 6.5 - Tagging and Social Bookmarking
Lesson 6.6 - Blogging and Microblogging
Lesson 6.7 - Online Video and Image Sharing
Lesson 6.8 - Podcasting and Online Radio
This unit provides guidelines on how to facilitate an online community and introduces the basic concepts of facilitation, compares traditional and online facilitation, and illustrates a wide range of facilitation tasks and techniques.
Lesson 7.1 - Facilitating Electronic Communities and Networks
Unit 8 - Field-based Knowledge Sharing and Learning Methods
Lesson 7.2 - Face-to-face and Online Facilitation
Lesson 7.3 - Preparing and Organizing Online Discussions
Lesson 7.4 - Facilitation Techniques
Lesson 7.5 - Facilitation Tasks
This unit describes a range of field-based methods and tools for supporting KS and learning, identifies the methodologies which best suit various contexts, and explains how to design and create digital products from field information and knowledge.
Lesson 8.1 - Field-based Methods for Knowledge Sharing
Lesson 8.2 - Digital Documentation