Dr. Nitza Hern á ndez, Dr. Carlos Su á rez & Dr. Eliut Flores Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technology Unive...
Area :  9, 104 km 2 Capital : San Juan  Population : About 4 million Languages : Spanish & English  Government:  self gove...
Trends and Initiatives in Puerto Rico since 2000 – “Knowledge Economy” <ul><li>Government discourse acknowledging KE </li>...
<ul><li>How can the Island of Puerto Rico be transformed into a  knowledge-based economy and society  to play a significan...
Multidisciplinary Seminar on Knowledge Management December 2006 – June 2007 An Eclectic Group – 15 participants Faculty : ...
Goal and Objectives <ul><li>Foster and lead a collaborative effort between the academia, and the private and public sector...
Method : Collaboration Strategies <ul><li>Four work-groups by thematic areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, study and dis...
Blackboard platform for e-learning &collaboration
Plenary sessions were videotaped  and now can be accessed  through our website egcti.upr.edu
Lessons Learned <ul><li>The value of collaboration with faculty from other fields and professionals from other sectors </l...
<ul><li>Seminar participants adopted a multidisciplinary collaboration model and e-learning technologies  </li></ul><ul><u...
Next Steps & Continuation <ul><li>Planning and organization of a conference in PR with international speakers (October 25-...
Dr. Nitza Hernández:   [email_address] Dr. Carlos Suárez:   [email_address] Dr. Eliut Flores:   [email_address] Thank you ...
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Presentación de los profesores Nitza Hernández y Elliut Flores en la 4th International Conference on Knowledge Management 2007, celebrada en Viena, Austria, los días 27 y 28 de agosto.

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  • Fostering Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Advance Knowledge Management into the University of Puerto Rico's Graduate Studies

    1. 1. Dr. Nitza Hern á ndez, Dr. Carlos Su á rez & Dr. Eliut Flores Graduate School of Information Sciences and Technology University of Puerto Rico Fostering Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Advance Knowledge Management into the University of Puerto Rico’s Graduate Studies
    2. 2. Area : 9, 104 km 2 Capital : San Juan Population : About 4 million Languages : Spanish & English Government: self governing, unincorporated territory of USA Industries: pharmaceuticals, electronics, apparel, food products and tourism Puerto Rico vital stats egcti.upr.edu
    3. 3. Trends and Initiatives in Puerto Rico since 2000 – “Knowledge Economy” <ul><li>Government discourse acknowledging KE </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative bills to foster the KE </li></ul><ul><li>Professional associations conferences on KE </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper articles on related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Research papers and theses on KM and KE </li></ul><ul><li>Industry leadership with economic proposals </li></ul><ul><li>Academic seminars and conferences </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>How can the Island of Puerto Rico be transformed into a knowledge-based economy and society to play a significant role in the international and networked global community? </li></ul><ul><li>How can the field of knowledge management (KM) be placed at the forefront of a cooperative agenda to help transform our economy towards greater social equity and quality of life in Puerto Rico? </li></ul><ul><li>What opportunities present the knowledge economy and KM to information professionals in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean? </li></ul>Research Questions or Driving Concerns egcti.upr.edu
    5. 5. Multidisciplinary Seminar on Knowledge Management December 2006 – June 2007 An Eclectic Group – 15 participants Faculty : LIS, Psych, Comm, Educ, Bus Adm, Economics Industry Participants : IT & Finances
    6. 6. Goal and Objectives <ul><li>Foster and lead a collaborative effort between the academia, and the private and public sector to move forward a KM agenda for graduate research and collaboration at the University of Puerto Rico </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstrate the viability of adopting a multidisciplinary collaboration model and use collaborative technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the need for KM-specialized educational options and professional training certifications on the Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research the potential of knowledge management and the knowledge economy for the future of innovation and economic development of Puerto Rico </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Method : Collaboration Strategies <ul><li>Four work-groups by thematic areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, study and discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing and presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtual environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online library & document sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronic communication & collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plenary sessions of entire group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group presentations and debates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video recording to document sessions and provide online access to researchers </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Blackboard platform for e-learning &collaboration
    9. 9. Plenary sessions were videotaped and now can be accessed through our website egcti.upr.edu
    10. 10. Lessons Learned <ul><li>The value of collaboration with faculty from other fields and professionals from other sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Multidisciplinary dialogue enhances the LIS perspective and outreach of KM interests and initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>This type of project requires substantial technical, research, and document management support and resources </li></ul><ul><li>Successful implementation of online collaboration tools and strategies need time, effort, organization, support and motivation </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>Seminar participants adopted a multidisciplinary collaboration model and e-learning technologies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent synergy and discussions among group participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75 selected bibliographic resources on KM uploaded in the virtual space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and electronic deliverables developed, a couple to be published </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We identified preliminary indicators of demand for KM-education and professional training offerings </li></ul><ul><li>New alliances were established at the university level and with the public and private sector to move on a KM agenda on the Island </li></ul>Some major outcomes
    12. 12. Next Steps & Continuation <ul><li>Planning and organization of a conference in PR with international speakers (October 25-26, 2007) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-sponsored by EGCTI and City of Caguas Municipal Government, PR Council on Higher Education and UPR’s Continued Education Division </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grant proposal funded by UPR to conduct a curriculum revision project at the EGCTI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Master’s specialization in KM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional certificate in KM </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Dr. Nitza Hernández: [email_address] Dr. Carlos Suárez: [email_address] Dr. Eliut Flores: [email_address] Thank you Danke Gracias http://egcti.upr.edu

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