Introduction to Knowledge Management

Course Description

Definition: data, information, knowledge, wisdom - pyramid. Tacit and explicit knowledge. SECI model. Useful knowledge production. Knowledge life cycle and applications. Definition and specification of knowledge management: levels, targets, interventions, classification of activities. Peer assists - learning from others. Knowledge management or strategy. Intellectual capital. Knowledge management and culture. Knowledge management in practice: tools and techniques.

General Competencies

Providing students with the fundamental knowledge of knowledge management, and enabling them to successfully apply very wide use of knowledge management in their respective disciplines of interest. Giving students a possibility to understand how they could achieve results successfully combining knowledge gained from different disciplines. In the course students see how the elements like data, information and knowledge could be used together in knowledge management, and in creation od strategy and intellectual capital in R&D institutions and other organizations. Helping students to develop critical thinking skills. Preparating students for careers in high-techological industries and in research and developing institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define terms: data, information, knowledge and wisdom.
  2. Show relationships in pyramid of wisdom.
  3. Distinguish tacit and explicit knowledge.
  4. Apply knowledge spiral in SECI model.
  5. Produce useful knowledge.
  6. Apply peer assist.
  7. Define intellectual capital of individuals or organization.
  8. Apply knowledge management in practice.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lectures with exercises and presentations in 2 cycles of 7 and 6 weeks.

Consultations

Consalting

Seminars

Seminar

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 25 % 0 % 25 %
Attendance 0 % 5 % 0 % 5 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 35 %
Exam: Written 0 % 70 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Definition: data, information, knowledge, wisdom - pyramid. Different approaches to definition. Data as facts, signals and simbols. Information: structural-functional, simbolic-subjective. Knowledge as process, precedure and proposition.
  2. Tacit and explicit knowledge: definitions, examples. Using of tacit and explicit knowledge on work.
  3. Knowledge spiral and SECI model. Interaction between explicit and tacit knowledge in 4 steps: socialization, externalization, combination and internalization. Advantages and failures of model.
  4. Useful knowledge production - process of useful knowledge production in 10 steps.
  5. Knowledge life cycle and applications. Smart knowledge life cycle system management: key challenges, solutions and applications.
  6. Definition and specification of knowledge management: levels, targets, interventions, classification of activities. Knowledge management components.
  7. Peer assists - learning from others.
  8. Exam.
  9. Knowledge management or strategy.
  10. Intellectual capital - definition. relationship between intellectual capital and knowledge.
  11. Knowledge management and culture.
  12. Knowledge loss risk assessment.
  13. Knowledge management in practice: tools and techniques.
  14. Knowledge management in practice: tools and techniques.
  15. Exam.

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Humanistic or Social Course (2. semester)

Literature

J. M. Firestone, M. W. McElroy (2003.), Key issues in the new knowledge management, KMCI Press: Butterworth-Heinemann, USA
C. Collison, G. Parcell (2005.), Learning to Fly: Practical Knowledge Management from Leading and Learning Organizations, Capstone Publishing, UK
R. Sanchez (2003.), Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence, Oxford University Press, Oxford
J. J. Stapleton (2003.), Executive's Guide to Knowledge Management: The Last Competitive Advantage, John Wiley and Sons, USA

Lecturers in Charge

Grading System

ID 81678
  Summer semester
2 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
30 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

General

85 Excellent
70 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable