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The Open University (OU) offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Faculty of Business and Law 1) > Business School (OUBS)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Creative and Knowledge Management**
      Creativity, innovation and change (B822) (or version BZX822)
      Managing knowledge (B823) (or version BZX823)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Knowledge Transfer**
      Managing knowledge (B823)
      AURIL knowledge transfer work-based project (CAUM829)
  • MSc in Strategic Management of Information Systems (Spcialization: Information and Knowledge Management)**


  • Managing knowledge – online version (BZX823)**
  • Managing knowledge (B823)**

Faculty of Business and Law 1) > Business School (OUBS) > Centre for Knowledge in Organisations and Professions (CKOP) 2)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • PhD Programme (research themes: Organisational knowledge and learning; Practices of knowledge production; Critical and reflexive pedagogy; Ethics, knowledge and practice; Knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship)


  • What is the Future of Professional Knowledge and Learning? Unconference, 13 June 2018, The Open University, London, United Kingdom


  • Apr 2019: Learning, leadership and ethical practice in professional contexts

Knowledge Media Institute


  • Sample seminar topics:
    Semantic Mapping; The power of informal learning: A social network perspective; In the quest for the city of knowledge: challenges and developments; Open access, open source and OpenClinical: a knowledge commons for healthcare?; Explaining data patterns using background knowledge from Linked Data; Harnessing Linked Knowledge Sources for Topic Classification in Social Media; Knowledge Architecture (Free and in Flow) in a Social Network; Contextualized Knowledge Repositories for the Semantic Web; Wisdom of Crowds vs. Wisdom of Linguists; Dynamics of online peer production and collaborative sensemaking; A Debate Dashboard to Support the Adoption of Online Knowledge Mapping Tools; The Wolfram|Alpha approach to knowledge; Semantic Business Process Analysis; Just In Time Learning; OpenKnowledge; A Study of Knowledge Management Practices in Selected Industries in India; Using the Semantic Web as Background Knowledge for Ontology Mapping; Modelling Knowledge Management Systems of a Distance Education Institution, supported by Semantic Web Technology; Improving Web Search using Trust and Social Networks; Semantic Wikipedia; Synergistic serendipity; Innovative Information and Knowledge Infrastructures; The Clockwork Project; Mining Knowledge from Textual Databases: An Approach using Ontology-based Context Vectors; Building Collaborative Knowledge Representations in Real Time; The role of user models in semantically rich applications; Topic Maps in Knowledge Systems; Practising Knowledge Art; Logics; tasks and agents: towards a unified model for delivering knowledge services; Software Reuse for Knowledge-Based Systems; Interweaving Real-Time Collaborative Knowledge Construction Methods; Designing Organisational Memory: Preserving Intellectual Assets in a Knowledge Econom
  • 2011 MUP/PLE lecture series


  • UK Multimedia Knowledge Management Network (MMKM) 3)


MMKM sponsored events

  • MMKM Workshop on Future Directions in Multimedia Knowledge Management, 14 Feb 2008, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • Workshop on Semantic Image Retrieval – The User Perspective, 26-27 March 2007, University of Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • MMKM Workshop on Multimedia Knowledge Management: Industry meets academia, 8 January 2007, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • First International Workshop on Adaptive Information Retrieval (AIR), 14th October 2006, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    (as part of the Symposium on String Processing and Information Retrieval ((SPIRE), 11-13 Oct)
  • Visual Categorisation and Image Management Systems Workshop, 28th June 2006, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom
  • Semantic Interoperability for e-Research in the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, 30 March 2006, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Oral & Poster Session “Semantic multimedia applications”, 30 November 2005, London, United Kingdom
    (as part of the European Workshop on the Integration of Knowledge, Semantics and Digital Media Technology, 30 Nov – 1 Dec)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Adaptive Multimedia Retrieval (AMR), 28-29 July 2005, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    (as part of the Glasgow Information Retrieval Festival, 24-30 Jul)
  • MMKM launch workshop, 10th September 2004, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom


Courses & Material

  • Knowledge technologies in context (B823_2)

Course Material*

Lab Space (now: OpenLearn Create)

  • Developing communities of eco business practice
  • Knowledge technologies in context (B823_2_1.0)
  • Knowledge technologies in context (B823_2_2.0)
  • Managing Organisational Knowledge for Sustainability and Competitive Advantage

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