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  • 1. Virtual Knowledge CommonsProject Overview28 April 2010Elmi BesterManager: CSIR Knowledge Commons
  • 2. Project Outline April – June 2010 July – Sept 2010 Oct – Dec 2010 Jan – March 2011 Envisioning and Implement solution definition Roadmap Implement Scouting Confirm the objectives and Define the roadmap for As per roadmap desired contribution of the implementation and •Out there deployment in VKC, such as • In CSIR consultation with • Dissemination • Technology stewardship • SCSR Background • Contactivity, connection, • ICT collection and • CSIRIS reading • R&D Office sensemaking • KC Advisory Panel Technology Confirm the solution scope and services Variables to take into Stewarding account course Understand relationship • ICT Infrastructure & with other initiatives Applications Architecture, capability, capacity and readiness Confirm stakeholders • ICT Policies (in progress) Initial competency • Social Media policies framework • Readiness of CSIR to support the initiative Relevant guidelines and (competencies & governance – curation, IP & capacity) TT, privacy, scholarly and • Potential cost/ researcher code of conduct, • Curation/ longevity Social Media guidelines • Business priorities • Readiness of user base (adoption cycles) To establish the right practices, you have toEstablish wiki and blog & explore potential and dynamics practice first yourself.(experiential learning and developing) © CSIR 2009Refine competency www.csir.co.za framework and model
  • 3. Knowledge Commons Business Plan:Overview• Rationale: - Part of the continuous strategic drive to the improve the CSIR infrastructure and facilities, and is positioned to nurture and contribute to synergies across intra- and inter-organisational boundaries, as well as across disciplinary boundaries - to provide physical and vertical knowledge spaces that are conducive to collaboration, knowledge transfer, sharing and social learning - Looking into opportunities to nurture the underlying knowledge behaviours and practices for the above• Priorities for 2010/2011 planning cycle - Operational management of the Knowledge Commons as a fully functional facility - Establish the KC virtual space - Play an integral role in the entrenchment of a knowledge sharing, collaboration and learning culture in the CSIR © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 4. Business PlanUtilisation trending © CSIR 2010 www.csir.co.za
  • 5. Phased targets (showing interdependencies with VKC) KPI Jun 10 Sep 10 Dec 10 Mar 11 Establish Virtual Outline Roadmap Implement Implement KC Promotion Review & Review & Review & Review & Implement Implement Implement Implement Support/ enabling Review Cilla Literature research Model and pilot Initiate pilot & first framework for course project results knowledge communities and Synergies – social Monitor integration networks media adoption – VKC & model Strengthen culture Street-smart – PDCA PDCA PDCA and practice of plan for reflective practice sustainability & Overview of Define initial and social learning impact models model Special initiatives Co-operate and id PDCA PDCA PDCA opportunitiesEstablish wiki and blog & explore potential and dynamics(experiential learning and developing) © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 6. It is about…• Communities and networks and events and lateral ties and conversations and dialogue• Technology – functionality (I want to …)• People - Social comfort with others, with tools and with the subject matter - Novel in organisation, unit utilising Wikis• Content - E.g curation, sensitivity to privacy and confidentiallity - Interoperable formats - Meta-data to make it findable, mashable, shareable• Governance• Knowledge dynamicsFor instance – understanding wikis = what is possible and setup + how do I and how do I nurture the growing of the BoK? © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 7. Community Orientation DiagramVirtual…Example Meetings 10 9 Open ended conversation 8 Projects 7 6 5 4 3 Content 2 Access to expertise 1 0 Individual participation Relationship Community cultivation Context © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za 30/11/2009 Target Value
  • 8. Wiki (‘quick’) In addition to being quick and easy to create, wikis also allow multiple users to add, remove and edit content in real time, thereby making it ideal for collaborative writing or information collection purposes. Information repository, shared editing space and version history.Blogs •Learn as you go recordSocial •Online bibliographybookmarking •Keep notes during workshop © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 9. Way forward & Stakeholders• Orientation diagrams as perspectives - Flesh out tool landscape• CoP © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 10. • CoP• Already WIP - Video Conference• For events - Service • record and make available to meeting organizers • x • Friends of the Knowledge Commons • Share photos © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 11. Research frameworkEstablishing a Virtual Knowledge Commons – amplifying the efficacy of connecting, collecting andcreating knowledgeAbstractThe CSIR established a Knowledge Commons as a dedicated space to nurture knowledge sharing andcontactivity within a multi-disciplinary organisation that is physically distributed across variousbuildings. The first phase entailed the establishment of a physical building and the associatedoperations which is now completed. The second phase will focus on the establishment of a so-calledVirtual Knowledge Commons, extending the space into the digital sphere.This paper will present the model and roadmap for the establishment of the Virtual KnowledgeCommons. The model will take into consideration the needs for connecting and collectingknowledge, sense-making and the creation of new knowledge and insights, as well as the role ofevent intermediation to nurture and accelerate knowledge flows. We will also discuss theopportunities presented by the Virtual Knowledge Commons to extend and amplify the contributionand dynamics of such a dedicated physical knowledge space, as well as the synergy between thephysical and virtual space. It is imperative that the organisation perceives this as ‘one’ KnowledgeCommons, and not as two separate initiatives.Lastly, we will also present the associated competency framework required to mobilise, stabilise andsustain such an initiative, both for the Knowledge Commons team and the users of the facility. © CSIR 2009 www.csir.co.za
  • 12. Thank you