A Knowledge Ecosystem is an approach to knowledge management which claims to foster the dynamic evolution of knowledge interactions between entities to improve decision-making and innovation through improved evolutionary networks of collaboration. (Wikipedia)
Some delegates not so sure that this is building new technology but rather having an more integrated environment for using what is already out there.
According to BBC News, a blog is created every second (Shift Happens) Facebook had 123.9 million unique visitors in May 2008 (source: Wikipedia) At Jan 2008 Facebook had 60m registered users and Myspace 120m (according to TechRadar quoted in http://www.iula.org/myspace-versus-facebooka-look-at-two-giants-in-the-online-social-media-arena-9733/) If Myspace were a country, it would be the 11 th largest in the world, between Japan and Mexico (Shift happens) The average Myspace page is visited 30 times a day (ibid)
There is a growing recognition but not yet a consensus about integrating Community of Practice (CoP)-style working in the everyday practice of public sector programmes and services. The IDeA CoP platform has gone some way to legitimising this new way of working, with over 35,000 registered users collaborating and sharing knowledge in more than 820 CoPs. This remains unchartered territory for the majority of staff working in central and local government, and much work remains to be done in addressing the cultural and behavioural barriers that prevent more effective knowledge sharing and practice development
There are 820 CoPs and growing. Why so many?
Quote from 3 rd April Khub Workshop: “It’s a vantage point and visualisation tool, providing ‘heat maps’ showing emerging trends and ideas. It will have a serendipity engine which enables new ideas to bubble up to the top
Also ask how the group can help in telling the story about the Knowledge Hub
The Knowledge Hub Knowledge Hub Advisory Group 17 September 2009 Steve Dale Associate Consultant
No fire alarm exercises planned – if alarm sounds it’s real.
Buffet lunch at 12.45 pm
Mobile phones ON but silent
Wifi available (?)
Use hashtag #khub if Twittering, tag khub if blogging.
Agenda Buffet Lunch 12.45 Summary and Next Steps 12.30 Future meetings F2F, Virtual and Telecons 12.15 Social Media Strategy 11.30 Terms of Reference 11.15 What is ‘The Knowledge Hub’ 10.45 Welcome and Introductions 10.30 Tea/Coffee and Networking 10.00
It is ready to learn quickly and can respond quickly to new challenges and responsibilities.
It avoids duplicate development and co-produces where-ever possible
It is imaginative, innovative and open to new ideas from internal/external sources
It is confident, imaginative and ambitious
It can identify those at risk and help address poor performance
It can identity common problems and assemble evidence for common solutions
It is self aware, can define shared requirements and speak with a shared voice
It is aware of its own performance and is open to challenge
It can signpost to the best of ‘breed’
It manages central /local relationships
It can learn quickly from abroad (international Government Unit)
Three Principal Workstreams Technology Knowledge Hub Project Data (content) Culture Change (Knowledge Ecology) User-generated System-generated Data feeds Public datasets Business Requirements Functional Requirements Testing Solution Procurement Systems Integration Hosting Design Support Business Requirements Functional Requirements Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Systems Integration Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Hosting Systems Integration Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Design Hosting Systems Integration Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Testing Design Hosting Systems Integration Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Support Testing Design Hosting Systems Integration Solution Procurement Business Requirements Functional Requirements Training Communications Support Incentives Standards Org Development Education Training Education Support Training Education Incentives Support Training Education Communications Incentives Education Communications Incentives Education Standards Communications Incentives Education Standards Communications Incentives Education Org Development Standards Communications Incentives Education Education Education Incentives Education Communications Incentives Education Standards Communications Incentives Education Standards Communications Incentives Education Standards Communications Incentives Education Org Development Practice Development Policies Standards Communications Incentives Education People
Beacons Renewal Efficiency Exchange Partnerships & Places Library Tobacco Control Discreet programmes which provide a basis on which to develop and build the Knowledge Hub Beacons Renewal Efficiency Exchange ESD Toolkit
Status CoP established involving 25 local authorities sharing best practice. Tobacco Control ITT for new Web 2.0 collaborative platform. Start development Oct09 Partnerships and Places London Efficiency Challenge. 33 borough councils. New CoP platform with self-evaluation and benchmarking tool. Model to be extended to other RIEPS. Efficiency Exchange Less themes. New process, new name. Higher barriers for acceptance. More emphasis on knowledge sharing. Beacons Renewal Status Programme
Best Practice Collaboration Allows users from participant authorities to develop and actively share best practice knowledge Self Assessment Data collected from councils helps highlight where greater efficiency can be achieved. Peer Challenge Peers from other authorities review the assessment and provide direct feedback Benchmarking Authorities able to review their data and compare with benchmark data collated by CA Best Practice Resources Community repository of current best practice principles Efficiency Exchange Efficiency CoPs Self assessment Benchmark Data Peer Challenge Efficiency Exchange Best Practice Resources
Social and professional networks proliferate http://www4.wiwiss.fu-berlin.de/bizer/pub/lod-datasets_2009-03-05_colored.png
So let’s collect, aggregate and filter the information in order to make some sense of it all. KHub Apps, plug-ins, widgets Blogosphere Twitterverse Websites Personalisation RSS/Aggregation Mobile Phone Apps Datasets CoPs Knowledge Workers
Aggregate and filter – let the key conversations emerge “ It will have a serendipity engine which enables new ideas to bubble up to the top.”
Mashups using council and other public datasets “ It should support visualisation, e.g. ‘heat maps’ showing emerging trends and ideas”
Knowledge needs to be fresh to be relevant “ The solution is not a library or a document repository.”
Transitioning from knowledge repositories to stories and narrative “ More use of narrative, stories, and video. It’s about people and what they are doing”
The Technology “ It will allowing filtering and subscription through technologies such as RSS”. “ It will support personalisation and customisation, e.g. through applications such as iGoogle” Dataset 2 KNOWLEDGE HUB Dataset 1 Database Layer Data Aggregation Layer Semantic markup Metadata Tags Profile User + People Finder Blog Wiki Forum Efficiency Exchange P&P Library Other Apps Address Book Application Layer User Interface and Access Controls Plug - ins / Widgets Plug - ins / Widgets Dataset n Gov, Local Gov and Other public datasets A P I RSS/Atom Feeds Search Plug - ins / Widgets Mashups