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Design, Development & Delivery Of An Innovative Blended MSc In Knowledge Management Systems (KMS)

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  • 1. Design, Development & Delivery of an Innovative Blended MSc in KMS
    • Dr Simon J. Shurville MBCS
    • Martin P. Lee FBCS
    • Dr Bernard Scott AFBPS, FCybS
    • Dr Alan Harrison MBCS
    • Department of Information Systems (DoIS), Cranfield University (CU), Royal Military College of Science (RMCS), Defence Academy of the UK, Shrivenham, Wiltshire, SN6 8LA, UK
    • MailTo:M.P.Lee@Cranfield.Ac.UK
  • 2. Agenda
    • Introduction
    • KMS MSc course
    • Syllabus Design
      • 10 modules & project
    • Learning Design
    • Course Development
    • Course Evaluation
    • Conclusions
    • Questions?
  • 3. Introduction
    • Cranfield (postgraduate) University:
      • Cranfield (aerospace, management etc)
      • Silsoe (agriculture, biosciences etc)
      • Shrivenham (Defence Academy of the UK):
        • Three Technology Departments
        • Dept. of Defence Management
        • Dept. of Information Systems:
          • Design of Information Systems (DIS) Full-time MSc
          • Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) Part-time MSc
  • 4. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) MSc
    • Three to five years duration
    • Blended learning: core text(s) & VLE
    • Hybrid:
      • Knowledge Management (4 compulsory modules)
      • Knowledge Engineering (4 from 6 optional modules)
      • Project (counts as 2 modules)
  • 5. Knowledge Management Systems (KMS) MSc
    • One three day residential school per semester
    • Two modules per semester
    • One final written examination per module
    • One or two core texts per module
    • Two tutor assessments (TAs) per module
  • 6. Residential School
    • Day 1: Introductions & compulsory modules
    • Day 2: Compulsory and optional modules
    • Day 3: Optional modules and guest lectures
  • 7. Syllabus Design
    • ‘Designing for teaching’:
      • “A University-based approach to the diffusion of Knowledge Management concepts & practice” (Ruth et al., 1999)
      • “Knowledge Management Techniques: teaching and dissemination concepts” (Macintosh et al., 1999)
  • 8. Foundations of Knowledge
    • Aims to equip learners with the basic foundations necessary to understand the domain of KM:
      • “ Working knowledge: How organisations manage what they know” (Davenport & Prusak, 2000)
      • “ Managing knowledge: Building blocks for success” (Probst, 1999)
  • 9. Organizational Knowledge
    • Enables learners to demonstrate a clear understanding of the nature, importance, problems and impact of knowledge on organizations:
      • “ Strategic management in the knowledge economy” (Leibold et al., 2002)
      • “ The balanced scorecard: Translating strategy into action” (Kaplan et al., 1996)
  • 10. Knowledge Management
    • Enables learners to describe and manage organizational knowledge assets:
      • “ Knowledge assets: Securing competitive advantage in the information economy” (Boisot 1999)
      • “ The new organisational wealth” (Sveiby 1999)
  • 11. Knowledge Management Systems
    • Acts as a focus for the course and provides a rational for the application of KMS:
      • “ The knowledge management toolkit: Orchestrating IT, strategy and knowledge platforms” (Tiwana, 1999)
        • Ten stage “roadmap” methodology
      • “ Wellsprings of knowledge: Building and sustaining the sources of innovation” (Leonard, 1998)
  • 12. Knowledge Discovery
    • Introduces learners to methods in which implicit knowledge can be made explicit:
      • “ Data mining techniques for marketing, sales and customer support” (Berry & Linoff, 2003)
  • 13. Knowledge Engineering
    • Introduces CommonKADS a leading methodology to support structured knowledge engineering for analyzing and designing KBS:
      • “ Knowledge engineering and management: The CommonKADS methodology” (Schreiber et al. 2000)
  • 14. Knowledge Interfaces
    • Provides a theoretical and practical basis for the design and implementation of interfaces between humans and KMS:
      • “ Perception & representation” (Roth et al., 1995)
      • “ Human computer interaction” (Preece et al., 1994)
  • 15. Knowledge Programming
    • Introduces learners to an entirely new approach to programming using the Prolog language:
      • “ Programming in Prolog” (Clocksin & Mellish, 1994)
  • 16. Knowledge Representation
    • Provides a foundation for representing knowledge explicitly in a way that both humans and computers can understand:
      • “ Knowledge representation” (Sowa, 1999)
  • 17. Knowledge Storage & Sharing
    • Introduces the storage and sharing of knowledge through files and databases:
      • “ Web database systems” (Eaglestone & Ridley, 2001)
  • 18. KMS Project
    • CommonKADS methodological pyramid:
      • World view (weltangschaung)
      • Theory (notations e.g. UML)
      • Methods (lifecycle, process and elicitation)
      • Tools (CASE/CAKE e.g. MooD)
      • Usage (Case studies, application projects)
      • WWW.CommonKADS.UvA.Nl
  • 19. Successful KMS Projects
    • “Development of a knowledge audit for Serco Solutions” (Fletcher, 2005)
      • Used Orna’s (2004) information audit methodology
    • “Leveraging the Defence Information Infrastructure (DII) for knowledge management in the Fleet HQ” (McNaughton, 2005)
      • Used Hendriks’ (2001) five dimensions.
  • 20. Learning design
    • ‘Designing for learning’
    • Based on conversation theory (Pask and Scott)
    • Activity based
    • Integrated
    • ShockWave Flash (.swf) animations
    • Asynchronous discussions
    • The course practices what it preaches!
  • 21. Course Development
    • On-Line Learning Knowledge Garden
    • OLLKG.RMCS.Cranfield.Ac.UK
    • Entopia’s Quantum KMS
    • 10.4.49.2/login
    • Salamander’s MooD modelling toolset:
      • CommonKADS
      • Soft Systems Methodology (SSM)
      • Unified Modelling Language (UML)
    • www.TSOrg.Com/Live/Solutions/MooD.htm
  • 22. CDOL/Blackboard (Bb) VLE
    • Announcements
    • Module information:
      • Aim, Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs), Syllabus etc
    • Study guide:
      • Tutor Assessments (2 TAs), Residential school, Exam etc
    • Staff information
    • Tools
    • Communications
    • Discussion board
    • CDOL.RMCS.Cranfield.Ac.UK
  • 23. Course Evaluation
    • Learner questionnaires
    • External examiners:
      • Prof Frank Ritter, Penn State University
      • Dr John Carney & Dr J. Holland-Smith UK Defence Science & Technology Labs (dstl)
    • Periodic course review
  • 24. Conclusions
    • Innovative work-based MSc
    • Blended conversational approach
    • Systemic & holistic
    • Adopted by the British Army as an option on their modular masters by distance learning
    • www.RMCS.Cranfield.Ac.UK/DoIS/PostgraduateCourses/KMS
    • Any Questions?