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Cranfield University, formerly the Cranfield Institute of Technology and the College of Aeronautics (CoA), has offered the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Cranfield Defence and Security (CDS) 1)

Courses

Short Courses / Contiuning Professional Development (CPD)

  • Knowledge in Defence (5 days)**
      2021-Present Core Content: (Note: No course dates available)
      Understanding knowledge and what it is- how we think and how we learn,
      Concept of organisational learning and knowledge management practice,
      Knowledge (information) management strategies,
      Impediments to learning,
      Communities of practice,
      Reasoning,
      Research practice.

      2016-2020 Core Content:
      Types of knowledge and their roles within organisations
      The development of knowledge based organisations
      Developing and managing intellectual capital
      Knowledge management and IT infrastructures
      Transferring knowledge across functional and organisational boundaries
      Developing and capturing new knowledge
      Knowledge and innovation
      Ownership, intellectual property and exploitation.

  • Information and Knowledge Management (5 days)**
      2012-2017 Core content:
      Data, information and knowledge
      Determining information needs
      Knowledge exchange
      Conditions for innovation
      Knowledge mapping and codification
      Facilitating knowledge transfer
  • Task Analysis and Knowledge Elicitation (1 day)**
      2008-2011 Syllabus:
      The background to work and task analysis
      The principles of Hierarchical Task Analysis and Functional Decomposition
      Practical workshop – analysing a real-life task by decomposition
      The use of THE HTA TOOL on the same task
      Making the most of your analysis, advanced features of THE HTA TOOL
      The background to Cognitive Task Analysis with a focus on the elicitation of Knowledge, Skills & Abilities data
      Practical exercise – analysing a task for necessary Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
      Introduction to the Cranfield Cognitive Toolset
      The use of these methods for software design and HCI Assessment

Graduate Degrees/Programs

Department Of Information Systems (DoIS)

  • Knowledge Management Systems MSc/PgDip/PgCert** (distance learning) 2)
      2001-2007:

      Compulsory Modules: (select 4 (MSc/PgDip) or 2 (PgCert) modules)
      Foundations of Knowledge
      Organisational Knowledge
      Knowledge Management
      Knowledge Management Systems

      Optional Modules: (select 4 (MSc/PgDip) or 2 (PgCert) modules)
      Knowledge Representation
      Knowledge Programming
      Knowledge Storage and Sharing
      Knowledge Discovery
      Knowledge Interfaces
      Knowledge Engineering

      MSc project (dissertation and oral examination)

      2001:

      2001 Study modules: (select 10 (MSc/PgDip))
      Knowledge Management
      Organisational Behaviour
      Human Behaviour
      Knowledge Networks
      Knowledge Systems
      Knowledge Representation
      Knowledge Programming
      Knowledge Engineering
      Knowledge Storage
      Knowledge Interfaces

      MSc project (dissertation and oral examination)

Conferences

  • Exploiting Knowledge and Information in Government Symposium (EKIG)**
    The Exploiting Knowledge and Information in Government Symposium (EKIG), a natural successor to the Exploiting Information and Knowledge in Defence Symposium (EIKD), will feature a range of sessions from general knowledge and information management related presentations to some on more specific defence related topics. EKIG will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about current and future information and knowledge related projects and activities across Government and speakers will cover a wide range of subjects – IT, skills, culture, leadership, secure processes, collaborative working, managing information risk and professional skills.

    Conference History:

    • EKIG 2009, 29-30 September 2009, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, United Kingdom

        Note: The conference was replaced by the replaced by the Exploiting Information and Knowledge in Defence Symposium (EIKD 2010)

        Conference Program tbd; CANCELLED

    • EKIG 2008, 1–2 October 2008, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      (Organizer: The National Archives, Ministry of Defence (Defence Academy of the United Kingdom); Sponsors: Government’s Knowledge Council)

        CIO for Defence
        Getting Mashed in the Public Sector – How the Power of Information is Changing our approach to Public Information
        Developing the Knowledge and Information Management (KIM) Profession
        Information Exploitation in Joint Operations
        Joint Reference Information Management Capability
        Administering and Recharging for Shared Information
        Knowledge Management Progress at Department of Health
        Transformational Knowledge Management – Shaking up Organisations of the Future
        Managing Talent in the 21st Century
        Communities of Practice in Local Government
        Social Software in Law Firms
        CoMEx: Facilitating the Transfer of Knowledge
        Delivering Strategic, Operational and Tactical Effect: Information as Weapon (or Tool) of Choice
        Knowledge Management in Defra Review Programme
        Developing an Information Exploitation Capability
        Model Driven Requirements
        Exploiting Information to Drive a Balanced Portfolio
        Pandemic Influenza: Why We Should Be Very Afraid and How Will Defence Cope?
        GKIMN wiki: Connecting People and Building Capability

        Display Area (exhibition)

  • Exploiting Information and Knowledge in Defence Symposium (EIKD)**
    The Exploiting Information and Knowledge in Defence Symposium (EIKD), sponsored by the Chief Information Officer in the Ministry of Defence, features expert speakers from Industry, Government and Academia, attracts wide representation from the Defence community, and provides an excellent opportunity to learn about current and future information related activities and projects.

    Conference History:

    • 11th EIKD 2010, 5-6 October 2010, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: The Information Agenda

        Day Themes:
        The Wider Information Agenda; Defence Information Agenda

        Keynotes:
        How do you Deliver ICT Unfettered by the Back

        Presentations:
        The Government Information Agenda
        The future of Defence Intelligence Fusion
        The Knowledge Edge Force: A New Zealand Perspective
        Exploiting DII/F Capability – The Art of the Possible
        …n.a.

        Exhibition

    • 10th EIKD 2009, 6-7 October 2009, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: Better Decisions Through Better Use of Information

        Keynotes:
        Information in Defence in Context

        Presentations:
        Being the Defence CIO
        People – Sufficient, Capable, Motivated
        Information – Where we are, Where we want to be and How we will get there”
        External view of Information Access & Protection Issues
        Developing the Government KIM Community
        Splitting Strategy and Delivery of KIM: The Home Office Story
        How good Knowledge Management can help to reduce Carbon emissions and reduce climate change
        Operational Record Keeping – Archives in Afghanistan Case Study
        How we exploit information
        A view from the Battlelab
        An ISO View
        DII Collaborative Working & EDRM (incl. “Capability Exploitation – Alamein & Blenheim” and “iMOSS implementation – A
        Business Unit View”)
        …n.a.

        Exhibition

    • 9th EIKD 2008, 4-5 June 2008, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: n.a.

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 8th EIKD 2007, 6-7 June 2007, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme. n.a.

        Presentations:
        Transformational Government
        Knowledge Council
        Joint Industry Transformation Plan
        Info in Afghanistan
        DII – the key to the information conundrum
        Department of Health Knowledge management work
        Defence Capability Centre (also update on IM Training)
        IX programme update
        Knowledge Management
        Modelling…
        Future of Knowledge Management
        Management of knowledge
        Communities and collaboration
        MOD and Industry’s Data Quality Programme – through-life management and data integration
        Developing the Information Layer for Defence
        EU Research in the Area of Semantic Web Services
        Knowledge Management at PJHQ
        Information Maturity Model

        Speaker panel

    • 7th EIKD 2006, 5-6 July 2006, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: Integrating the Information Layer across the Enterprise

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 6th EIKD 2005, 26-27 July 2005, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: n.a.

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 5th EIKD 2004, 21-22 July 2004, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: Exploitation of embodied, embedded, and represented knowledge as well as network enabled common services and capability

        Keynotes: (2)
        n.a.

        INFORMATION FOCUS Presentations:
        The Information Exploitation Programme
        Making NEC work for MOD
        Knowledge Analysis and Beyond
        Information Logistics: The Importance of Structure for Information Exploitation
        Delivering NITEworks: one year on
        D.E.A.T.H. – The Key to Effective Information ExploitationJohn Campbell, QinetiQ and JC Consulting

        PEOPLE FOCUS Presentations:
        Concept of Use: New Ways of Working for DefenceW
        NEC- the Human Extrapolation
        Human Effectiveness in a Knowledge Sharing Environment
        RAF Trade Group Design Through Task-Based Skills Analysis

        PROCESS FOCUS Presentations:
        The Practical View of Information Coherence
        Exploiting Information and Knowledge to Inform Balance of Investment
        IM/KM in Action – Implementing the Joint Operations Picture
        A Model for Information-led Deployed Operations
        Information Management in Multinational, Multi-organisation Defence Projects – are you legal?
        Defining the Equipment Capability Requirement

        TECHNOLOGY FOCUS Presentations:
        Delivering the Baseline for NEC
        Enabling Information Creation and Management with GIS
        E-Business Goes Ballistic in Warship Support
        EIKD – A QinetiQ Perspective (tbc)

        Panel Discussions:
        Panel of Experts: People Focus
        Panel of Experts: Technology Focus

    • 4th EIKD 2003, 23 – 24 July 2003, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: Manage our information better

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 3rd EIKD 2002, 30 April – 2 May 2002, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: n.a.

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 2nd EIKD 2001, 30 May – 1 June 2001, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, United Kingdom
      Conference Theme: Effective information management

        Conference Program n.a.

    • 1st EIKD 2000
      Conference Theme: n.a.

        Conference Program n.a.

School of Applied Sciences (SAS) > Manufacturing Department > Decision Engineering Centre 3)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • Knowledge Management for Innovation MTech** 4)
  • Knowledge Management for Innovation MSc/PgDip/PgCert** 5)
      2010 ff. Compulsory Modules: 40% (select 8 (MSc/PgDip) or 6 (PgCert) modules)
      Enterprise Systems (and Management)
      Knowledge Acquisition and Creation
      Design Driven Innovation (Processes)
      General Management
      Knowledge Systems Design
      Information Management
      Enterprise Modelling
      Strategic Knowledge Management

      2007-2009 Compulsory Modules: 40% (select 8 (MSc/PgDip) or 6 (PgCert) modules)
      Strategic Knowledge Management
      Knowledge Acquisition and Creation
      Innovation
      Data Management
      Enterprise Systems (and Management)
      Enterprise Modelling
      General Management
      Knowledge System Design

      MSc Projects:
      Group Project (or dissertation for part-time students) 20%
      Individual Research Project 40%

  • Knowledge Management for Enterprise Development MSc** 5)
      2006 Taught Modules: 40% (select 8 (MSc/PgDip) or 6 (PgCert) modules)

      Business processes
      – Understanding Knowledge
      – Business Process Analysis
      – Enterprise Modelling

      Business technology
      – Data Management
      – Enterprise Computing

      Core integration skills
      – General Management
      – Enterprise Integration
      – Knowledge System Design

      Group project: 20% (or dissertation for part-time students)
      Individual project: 40%

Courses

Short Courses / Contiuning Professional Development (CPD)

  • Strategic Knowledge Management (5 days; 2007-2017)**
      Introduction to strategic knowledge management
      Strategic knowledge management tools and techniques
      Building knowledge management into the strategic framework
      The impact of SKM on organisations
      Strategic decision making process
      Leadership and knowledge management
      Business process analysis and management
      Case studies
  • Knowledge System Design (5 days; 2007-2012)**
      Knowledge system technologies
      Enterprise systems
      Collaborative working in supply chain
      Transaction processing through the Internet
      Enterprise application integration
      Visual modelling with UML
      Data protection and security
      Specifying a knowledge workspace for collaborative project
      Collaborative working tools
      Building a knowledge workspace for collaborative project using BSCW
  • Knowledge Acquisition and Creation (5 days; 2007-2012)**
      Introduction to knowledge and knowledge management concepts
      Knowledge acquisition: principles, guidelines, process and techniques
      Knowledge representation schemes
      Knowledge sharing techniques
      Models of knowledge creation
      Learning organisation
      Knowledge management implementation case studies
      Systems thinking and diagramming / soft systems

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Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • Organisational Knowledge MSc/PgDip/PgCert**
      2007-2009

      Assessed taught modules: 40% (select 8 (MSc/PgDip) or 6 (PgCert) modules)
      Organisations and Knowledge
      Business Management and Health Economics
      The Learning Organisation
      Organisational Transformation and Change
      Knowledge Acquisition
      Organisational Modelling
      Organisational Operations
      Knowledge Management Systems

      MSc Projects:
      Group project 20%
      Individual research project and thesis 40%
      Business week (Organisations share their experiences)

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