Group Report


This week, you learned how to collate knowledge by using information communication technology. You also learned how to expand existing knowledge by retrospecting, gathering knowledge from the right people (accelerated learning theory), and introducing community learning.

Based on your readings for this week:

Prepare a report on the Knowledge Management Consortium International (KMCI) Knowledge Life Cycle. The purpose of this report is to help you connect your learning from your Internet Web site evaluation assignments to KM theories, refining the lessons learned and corroborating, validating, and codifying them. This process is the essence of the KMCI Knowledge Life Cycle, as outlined in the McElroy (2002) reading. (See Week 2 Learning Resources.)

Your report should not exceed 5 pages, exclusive of the title page, abstract, and reference list.

Details of the assigned have been attached.

Submit this assignment by Saturday 3/26/16. 

Support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources. You are allowed to draw from additional sources to support your argument, but you must cite using APA standards. All quoted material must be identified, cited, and referenced per APA standards.

Group Report GuidelinesPurposeThe purpose of this report is to help you to connect the lessons that you have learned in your Internet Web site evaluation assignments with KM theories. By engaging in this process, you will be refining the lessons learned, corroborating, validating, and codifying them. This process is the essence of the KMCI Knowledge Life Cycle, as outlined in McElroy (2002).FormatThis report should be:· Five (5) pages in length· Written using a font no larger than 14 point· Double spaced· Framed with standard 1-inch margins top and bottom and 1 inch on each side.· Written in APA style with proper referencing and citations· Written with a title page that lists contributors in alphabetical order (top to bottom), and include the report title in bold letters (Group Report: Key KM Lessons Learned), course information, Instructor’s name, and date of submission.Deadline and DeliveryOne copy of the Group Report is required and must be submitted to the Course Instructor via the course Dropbox by Saturday 3/26/16.ContentPart I: Listing and Explaining Key KM Lessons LearnedList and explain the key common or shared lessons learned about KM from the Web site evaluations and Discussion area posting assignments in Weeks 1–3. List at least five common lessons learned about KM. If there are not at least five common lessons that are shared, complete the list of five lessons by using lessons discovered by individuals that are of greatest importance to each person. Explain why you believe each lesson is critical for the practice of KM in modern organizations.Part II: Connecting Key Lessons Learned to Theories1. Connect the five key lessons learned from Part I with the theories from the course text and readings or from outside Internet readings that most fully explain the principles that lie beneath the key lessons.2. Explain how the lessons learned exemplify the application of the KM theories you have read about.3. For example, you might have concluded that it was important to share what you learned from the various KM Web sites in the Discussion area as an example of what the KMCI Knowledge Life Cycle model terms knowledge integration. Explain how this lesson learned is an example of knowledge integration in practice.Part III: Creating Generalized PrinciplesEvery lesson learned is an example of a specific case of a more general principle. For each lesson learned, explain the more general principle about KM practice that it represents.Once you have stated the principle, explain the implications of this principle for KM practice. For example, you may have discovered that the process of knowledge integration involves many complexities regarding how the meaning of the content you have shared with others is interpreted by them. The key lesson may be to keep things simple when sharing knowledge or to get feedback from those who are viewing the information to ensure that the way things are being interpreted is the way that was intended.Your key principle may be to always follow up with those people who read your shared lessons learned in order to ascertain whether they understood them as they were meant to be understood. The implication for KM practice may be that it is critical to have a mechanism, tool, or process for ensuring that whatever is shared is interpreted with the proper perspective to meet the goal that what was intended to be shared was in fact received.