Creating Shared Knowledge


Creating shared knowledge can be closely related to knowledge management and information management. In todays day and age information and communication technologies are changing how individuals attain their knowledge and work to collaboratively manage information. Managing this focuses on the continued change, growth, and creation of knowledge. This has changed the view of knowledge to the idea that knowledge is continually growing.

When Sharing Knowledge

When sharing knowledge it is important to cite the sources where the information is being obtained. This way the reader is able to distinguish what is good information and what is not. This has made it easier for the reader to read and use the information at hand, if this step is not taken the chances are high that the reader will have more work to do.

How to Share

When sharing knowledge social media has been the prime source. Social media allows for users to be clicks away from sharing and reading about their most valuable information. Posting information on social media also allows the reader to find a large amount of information easily.

Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture

From Creating a Knowledge Sharing Culture

How To Create Knowledge
Knowledge sharing starts at the individual. Sometimes you need to lead by example and remember sharing is not just about giving. It is about:

Fundamentally sharing is about being more open in your way of work and in your relationships with other people.

Motivating Knowledge Sharing
A key aspect of creating shared knowledge, especially in terms of CollaborativeWriting in the wiki world, is showing visitors and participants alike that actively participating in the process is in not only their best interest, but in the interest of the all those who frequent the wiki. On small or highly topic-focused wikis, a user's input might benefit hundreds or thousands of people seeking information or collaborating on a particular project. On large wikis such as Wikipedia, shared information may reach millions of people from every conceivable geographic and demographic. Sharing knowledge is sharing power. It also promotes collaboration, learning, and ultimately, understanding among a group of people.

Motivation to create and share knowledge is subjective. People choose to share knowledge for a broad range of reasons. According to Gurteen, a few common reasons people participate in knowledge sharing include:

Approaches to Knowledge Sharing

Cited from Kosonen's article on LinkedIn Learning:

Technical view: "supporting knowledge work is a matter of employing optimal combinations of information and communication technologies, such as web browsers groupware, and document management"

Socio-technical view: "highlights the interplay of technology within the organizational context, and approaches organizations as complex combinations of technology, organizational structures, and corporate cultures and communities"

Examples of Knowledge Sharing

Cisco Blogs discusses an example of knowledge sharing in which the UAE shared information with Morocco to improve the human resources sector for both countries by signing and enacting a Memoranda of Understanding. The Memoranda "provides for enhancement of cooperation in the fields of civil service legislation, regulation of salaries and job descriptions." Although this example does not reside on a Wiki, it does promote symbiotic knowledge sharing and discusses those benefits. The author of the blog, Sallie Bale, writes, "This type of knowledge sharing is mutually beneficial and shows how much people can learn and improve by working together, rather than viewing everyone else as competition." As stated above (and below) by TaraDarveaux, competition must be healthy and cooperative. Writers on Wikis can look to countries like the UAE and Morocco as an inspirational example. Collectivism and collaboration is key.

WikisInTheClassroom - Wikis are being utilized in classrooms to promote knowledge sharing. One way the knowledge is being shared is from the instructor to the students. |Dr. John Orlando shares ways he uses the wiki to keep students updated and informed. His syllabus is on the wiki, he uses the wiki to post assignments, and he also uses it to post resources and extra material. The wikis are open, and he encourages his students to add materials there as well.

Other teachers are finding innovative ways to use wikis in the classroom as a tool for sharing knowledge. A |blogpost by Grace Rubenstein details how she converted her traditional science classroom to an interactive one using wikis. Students now participate in something she calls the "ParallelClassroom". The wiki is used to take notes in, ask questions, solve problems, collaborate on projects, etc... the work that traditionally is limited to face-to-face classroom time, can now be extended.
More resources for teachers can be found |here

The Hardest Parts of Knowledge Sharing

From The 3Cs of Knowledge Sharing

Changing Culture:
Culture change is never easy and takes time. But cultures can be changed. There is no one place to start, but most interventions are based on a simple layered model that portrays how people's observable actions and behaviours are influenced by reportable attitudes and values based on more deep-rooted beliefs. Therefore to change people's actions you have to address the more fundamental underlying layers. This can be done as an organization-wide program, or in small groups, or even individually. Culture goes hand in hand with structure. At every level within the organization, there must be congruence between objectives, structures, processes, people and supporting infrastructure.

Challenging Through Co-opetition:
Human beings are at the same time social cooperative beings and have a competitive streak. We all like to do better than our peers and excel in something. Yet, in today's complex world, we need help from them to achieve our aims. In an organization, lack of competition - both for individuals and teams - leads to complacency. But competition must be done in a healthy manner.

This builds on the other two Cs. People need to create a commitment to culture, to change, to challenge, to compete and cooperate. If, as is often the case, time pressure leads to poor knowledge sharing, then there must be a commitment to allow time for it to happen.



Sorry, I, TaraDarveaux had to go back and re-edit the heading back to challenging through co-opetition. It might not be as concise to you, but it's from the page that I am referencing. If you read what is underneath it you will see that I'm talking about being cooperative in our competitive ways. So it's saying pure competition is not useful. Which is why it doesn't make sense for you to change that heading to challenging competition. Those headings are from the link that I give at the beginning, so they should not be changed.

I, DanielleNicholson, added the Approaches to Knowledge Sharing section, which is linked to Kosonen's article on LinkedIn Learning. I also added the Example of Knowledge Sharing section and linked to Cisco Blogs.

I, BonnieRobinson, added the paragraphs about wikis in the classroom to the Examples of Knowledge Sharing section.
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