This year, the Wissensmanagement Forum provided the majority of lecturers for the module “Information Systems” in the master course “Knowledge Management” at Danube University Krems. The topics Social Media, Big Data and Semantic Technologies in Knowledge Management were dicussed thoroughly during the lecture units.
While Angela Fessl and Carla Barreiros were presenting the topics Big Data and Semantic Technologies as technological basis for many modern tools and approaches, Social Media and its effects in organizations were described in detail by Sebastian Dennerlein and Robert Gutounig. In doing so, especially the connections betweeen these different topics were highlighted – since many social media tools are supported by Big Data methods, using semantic technologiges in the background.
In order to facilitate communication and collaboration, tools like Slack, Google Drive, Twitter and Hangouts were used in each unit. This gave participants the opportunity to construct an effective network of knowledge and continue working together, also after completing the module. Thus, the underlying idea of Knowledge Management was immediately put into practice, allowing the participants to directly apply their newly gained knowledge.
The Master course “Knowledge Management” is concentrating on the knowledge-based society in our daily business. With the help of international experts from industry and science, participants learn to tackle the central question “Does my company even know, what it knows?”, while also learning how to apply methods for extraction of knowledge in enterprises.
Find more details about the lecture units here.