Aug. 31 Sept. 4 11 18 25 Oct. 2 9 16 23 30 Nov. 6 13 20 27 Dec. 4

Course Schedule:

Week 1- (Aug. 31, 2008) Course Overview, Introduction, Review of Knowledge Management Concepts

Primary Readings

Deliverables

  • Personal Introductions
  • KM systems overview, evaluation and preliminary topic overview
  • Individual topic selection for class discussion and research paper topic
  • Weblog Introduction
  • Class Work: Weblog work guidelines, setup and use.

Week 2 - (Sept. 4, 2008) Foundations of Knowledge Management

Primary Readings

  • Davenport, T & Prusak, L. Working Knowledge, Chapters 1-4

Deliverables

  • Class Work: Blogging about Primary Readings

Week 3 - (Sept. 11, 2008) Knowledge Management and Technology[Top]

Primary Readings

  • Davenport, T & Prusak, L. Working Knowledge, Chapters 5-9.
  • Tiwana, Amrit & Balasubramaniam, Ramesh. (2001) Integrating Knowledge on the Web. IEEE Internet Computing. May/June 2001. 32-39. IEEE.

Secondary Readings

Deliverables

  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary

Week 4 - (Sept. 18, 2008) Small Pieces Loosely Joined [Top]

Primary Readings

  • Weinberger, David. (2003) Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web. Perseus Publishing. (Web site for Small Pieces.)

Deliverables

  • Class Work - What small pieces make a difference for knowledge work, collaboration and communication?
  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary

Week 5 - (Sept. 25, 2008) The Future of (Collaborative) Work [Top]

Primary Readings

  • Malone, Thomas. (2004) The Future of Work.

Secondary Readings

Deliverables

  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary

Week 6 - (Oct. 2, 2008) Email [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables


Week 7 - (Oct. 9, 2008) Personal Information Management ; Personal Knowledge Management [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • KMS Research Paper Outline Due
  • Class Work: Is the Browser the PKM Focal Point?
  • Class Work: PKM Applications, what do you use?
  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary

Week 8 - (Oct. 16, 2008) Intranets, Portals and Organizational Knowledge [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • KMS System Evaluation Due
  • Class Work:Weblogs as intranets or portals?
  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary

Week 9 - (Oct. 23, 2008) Networked, Dynamic Collaboration [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • Class Work - Is Messaging Instant Collaboration? How does tacit knowledge get communicated with new technology?
  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary
  • Discuss Research Paper progress
  • KMS Research Paper First Draft Due (minimum 2 pages of coherent, topical text)

Week 10 - (Oct. 30, 2008) - No Class - ASIS&T Annual Meeting [Top]


Week 11 - (Nov. 6, 2008) Collaborative Filtering & Recommender Systems [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Deliverables

  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary
  • Discuss Research Paper progress

Week 12 - (Nov. 13, 2008) WiFi, UbiComp & Smart Mobs [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • Online discussion via instant messaging software
  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary
  • KMS Research Paper Second Draft Due (minimum 4 pages of coherent, topical text)
  • KMS Research Papers cross-editing (bring at least 1 printout of your draft to class)
  • Discuss Research Paper progress

Week 13 - (Nov. 20, 2008) Networks [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • KMS Research Paper (Final Version) due to Instructor at the beggining of class
  • Discuss Research Paper progress

Week 14 - (Nov. 27, 2008) Thanksgiving - No Scheduled Class [Top]


Week 15 - (Dec. 4, 2008) The Future of Knowledge Management Systems [Top]

Primary Readings

Secondary Readings

Systems

Deliverables

  • Ongoing weblog posting and commentary
  • KMS Research Paper (Final Version) returned from Instructor
  • Revised KMS Paper should be posted to the course blog and linked in by December 10