Thursday, February 12, 2009

Applying Knowledge Management in Academic Settings: Personal KM and New Institutional Learning Models

Upcoming KM Chicago Presentation for March 10, 2009

Ever wonder how Knowledge Management can be applied in academic settings; both for individuals and institutions? Such application could conceivably modify curriculums, assure that newer faculty can be better prepared, collect (and use) lessons learned in academic administration, and creating new models for education and learning.

Alan Burns will speak on his KM experiences both within the institution and lessons learned from setting up his Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) tools as both professor and law student. Alan Burns has been a student of Knowledge Management for over 12 years. He leads a double life as a professor teaching IS and KM courses at DePaul University's School of Computing and Digital Media and as a 3L student in DePaul's School of Law.

Alan's research interests are expanding beyond KM to legal aspects of IT, as well as copyrights, patents, and other forms of intellectual property. His educational background includes a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA, and a PhD in Business. Prior to academia he worked for over 13 years in the corporate world in a variety of positions of engineering, management and project management.

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