OMM 501: Knowledge Management

Synonym:

51956 (for web registration)

Section:

K

Faculty:

William Griffith

Credits:

2

Seats:

24

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Sat 1/12 (8:30AM-5:29PM)
Sat 3/8 (8:30AM-5:29PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Management & Decision Making
Required of and restricted to 1st year O&M MS and MEd students; others by written permission of Administrative Director provided to the Registrar146s Office via FirstClass by December 21.

This course will focus on creating and sustaining a communities of practice approach to identifying, capturing, retrieving, evaluating, and sharing organizational knowledge assets and their application. A prominent focus will be outlining the critical capabilities necessary to implement strategy in this volatile period of organizational change, emphasizing that an effective knowledge management program acknowledges that both technology and culture play equally important roles. In this way, managers can better support the sustainability of organizations in their local, regional, and global contexts. Students will participate in group and individual online assignments, do case study analysis, make oral and written presentations, attend to virtual group dynamics, engage in role-plays, and use the Internet as an information resource. Students should check the course conference on FirstClass, for on-line reading assignments that begin prior to the first class meeting.