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The University of Toronto (UofT or UToronto), formerly the King’s College at York, offers the following Knowledge Management education and training opportunities:

Faculty of Information (iSchool) 1)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • Diploma of Advanced Study in Information Studies**
  • Master of Information (Concentration by thesis/coursework: Knowledge Management and Information Management; Collaborative Specialisation: Knowledge Media Design)
  • PhD-Program (Field of study: Knowledge Management and Information Management; Collaborative Specialisation: Knowledge Media Design)


Knowledge Justice and Equity Spring Seminar (KEJSS, online)

    May 2022:
    #1 Knowledge Justice: Different Ways of Knowing and Doing
    #2 Inequities of article processing charges: How the oligopoly of academic publishers profits from open access
    #3 Resisting Colonial Validation: A Look At Issues of Evidence in Courts
    #4 Citation Justice and Reflections on Knowledge Equity
    #5 The Politics of Design: Designing for Justice and Equity

Professional Development Talks

  • Sep 2017: Blake Melnick presents “Companies will live or die based upon the success of their knowledge strategies”

Faculty of Information > Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) 2)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • Collaborative Program/Specialization in Knowledge Media Design (available to master’s and Ph.D. students from other UofT departments, centres, or institutes) 3)

Faculty of Information > iSchool Institute 4)


  • …on topics in information and knowledge management
    (e.g. Putting Knowledge to Work; Records and Knowledge Management; The Information Audit; Knowledge Management Concepts; Personal Knowledge Management; Knowledge Management: Building Smart Organisations; Aligning People, Process and Technology for Knowledge Management Success; The Resilient Organization); Communities of Practice: Leveraging Information and Knowledge Management Systems for Strategic Advantage

The Knowledge Management Lab

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • The principal researchers of the Knowledge Management lab are affiliated with the Department of Computer Science and Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto. Students can carry out research under the Master’s and Ph.D programs, at either Department or Faculty.

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) 5)

Graduate Degrees/Programs

  • MA, MEd, PhD in Curriculum Studies & Teacher Development (Collaborative Specialization: Knowledge Media Design)
  • MA, MEd, PhD in Language & Literacies Education (Collaborative Specialization: Knowledge Media Design)

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT) 5) > Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT) 6)


  • Knowledge Building International (KBI) 7)
    • Knowledge Building Collaboratory
    • Knowledge Building Innovation Network (KBIN)
  • Knowledge Society Network (KSN)** 7)
  • IKIT Mexico*


  • Knowledge Building Summer Institute (KBSI)*
  • Motivation, Learning, and Knowledge Building in the 21st Century, June 18-21, 2004, Stockholm (Sweden), Visby (Sweden), Tallinn (Estonia), Birka Cruises (Baltic Sea)
    (The Scandinavian Summer Cruise at the Baltic Sea; Jointly organised by: Karolinska Institutet – Department of Learning, Informatics Management and Ethics, Centre for Cognition, Understanding and Learning, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Special Interest Group (SIG) Higher Education, and the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT))

      Interactive Round Tables: Knowledge Building
      Theme: Education (Tables: Traditional Bedside teaching and Clinical PBL – Are they compatible?; Practices of Teacher Guidance in the Computer Supported Collaborative Learning; Beyond best practice: Promoting a knowledge building orientation toward technology enhanced curriculum development among preservice educators; A Research on Peer Collaboration during Scientific Discovery Learning Based on Computer Simulation; Preservice teachers’ online progressive discourse about teaching in laptop

      Symposia: Knowledge Building
      Teaching at the Cutting Edge of Inquiry (Invited Symposium)
      A Conversation on Critical Issues in Idea Improvement (Invited Symposium)
      Theoretical Innovations
      Networks and theories (Interactive Symposium)

      Keynotes: Knowledge Building
      Soft Skills: A Critical Look
      Ideas at the Center: Whose Ideas?


KB Connects! virtual meet up (recorded)

    May 2024: Knowledge Building with AI
    Apr 2024: Singapore Knowledge Building Community Networked Learning (KBNCL) team showcasing current best practices from schools in Singapore
    Mar 2024: What’s Happening in the Field: COMconèixer Catalunya (Spain) & Toronto: Knowledge Building for Sustainability Education
    Feb 2024: What’s Happening in the Field: Exploring the Role of ChatGPT in Enhancing Metacognitive Development and Knowledge Building Process of ESL Learners: KB*IN Updates and Emerging Directories; ISLS and KBSI in June in Buffalo
    Jan 2024: What’s Happening in the Field: The Role of Integrative Analytics in Knowledge Building: Supporting Practices of Care; Engaging graduate students as co-designers in the Knowledge Building Collaboratory
    Dec 2023: Exploring ways to advance proto-to-systemic Knowledge Building in the Knowledge Building Collaboratory (2x)
    Nov 2023: Beyond a Personal Tutor, Generative AI for Knowledge Building
    Oct 2023: Knowledge Building Innovation Network: Conceptual and Design Challenges; Call Out for Classroom Collaborations
    Sep 2023: Advancing Frontiers: Proto-to-Systemic Knowledge Building (What’s Happening in the Field: Partnering with Generative AI in Knowledge Building, Embrace Opportunities and Face Challenges: Using ChatGPT in Undergraduate Students’ Collaborative Interdisciplinary Learning)
    Jun 2023: Knowledge Building Practice in Singapore Schools (panel)
    May 2023: Knowledge Forum and Chat GPT (Grade 1 Knowledge Forum Notes, New Analyses: High School Chemisty and Physics)
    Mar 2023: What’s happening in the Filed: ChatGPT Experts in Design Mode with the Knowledge Building Community – A Conversation; AI Allies: Contours of a Paradigm Shift in Education
    Feb 2023: What’s Happening in the Field Sessions: Multimodal Knowledge Building Stories; The Connections between KB and Psychological Safety; Advancing Knowledge for Public Good Sessions: Knowledge Building Summer Institute and International Society of the Learning Sciences. “Education in Design Mode: A Knowledge Building Challenge”; Tools and Analytics for Knowledge Building” hosted by the Penn Wonder Lab at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
    Jan 2023: Panel Discussion: Sustained Idea Improvement for Knowledge Building

    Dec 2022: What’s Happening in the Field Sessions: Engaging Learners Through Knowledge Building; Towards a Deeper Understanding of Sustained Idea Improvement for Knowledge Building; Continuous addition and subtraction-A case of grade one math & The multiplication table of six-A case of grade two math
    Nov 2022: What’s Happening in the Field Sessions: Fostering Secondary School Students’ Data Science Competencies: A Knowledge Building Approach;
    Advancing Knowledge for Public Good Sessions: Self and Group Assessment in Agile KB Cycles: World Religions Course; Growth and Sustainability in the Annapolis Valley: KB in the Context of Early Literacy; Supporting Student Agency in Knowledge Building in a Linguistically Diverse Chemistry Class – Review of Cycle 2 (TBD)
    Sep 2022: Sessions: 25 Years of Sustained Creativity in Collaborative Knowledge Building: Teaching, facilitating, and design research perspectives; Sustaining KB in the System
    Jun 2022: Sessions: Knowledge Building in the Early Years; Knowledge Building in the Wild; Campus Farming in a Chinese School: Knowledge Building for Advancing Knowledge on Sustainability
    May 2022: Sessions: Global Connections through Knowledge Building; Knowledge Building to engage students in indoor farming
    Apr 2022: Sessions: Advancing Knowledge for Public Good: Saving the Planet, Saving Lives

Knowledge Forum Dashboard – Virtual Think Tank

    Aug 2021: Knowledge Forum Dashboard – Virtual Think Tank
    Designing a collaborative dashboard for teacher Knowledge Building communities
    Knowledge Forum teacher’s dashboard
    Busy teacher’s perspective!
    Affective learning analytics for interactive Knowledge Building

Virtual Meetings

    Apr 2006: #44 – Partnership for systemic professional development in knowledge building: The Barcelona Experience.
    Mar 2006: #43 – Video as a resource for professional development.
    Feb 2006: #42 – 2006 Summer Institute and Summer Camp. (Planning Meeting)
    Jan 2006: #41 – Bootstrapping creative professional development.
    Dec 2005: #40 – Knowledge Building Discourse and Democratizing Knowledge.

    Nov 2005: #39 – Continually Improvable Learning Objects.
    Oct 2005: #38 – Interoperable Knowledge Building Environments.
    Sep 2005: #37 – KSN: Professional Development. (Planning Meeting)
    Jun 2005: #36 – Educational system and use of technology in Italy.
    Jun 2005: #35 – International Forum of Policy Makers.
    May 2005: #34 – Tomorrow’s Innovators Summer Camp.
    Apr 2005: #33 – The role of Summary Street in a knowledge-building community.
    Mar 2005: #32 – Educational Reforms and Knowledge Building: Issues and New Directions in Singapore.
    Feb 2005: #31 – Educational Reforms and Knowledge Building: Issues and New Directions in Hong Kong.
    Jan 2005: #30 – Discussion of goals and objectives in the international learning sciences’ community: Understanding learning from scientific and inter-disciplinary perspectives.
    Jan 2005: #29 – Literature review and research strategy for teacher online discourse.

    Dec 2004: #28 – International Participatory Mentoship.
    Nov 2004: #27 – Development of Knowledge Building Communities across the Knowledge Society Network.
    Nov 2004: #26 – Self-Assessment of Knowledge Building.
    Nov 2004: #25 – Diverse Student populations and Knowledge Building.
    Oct 2004: #24 – Instructional Design and Teacher Roles.
    Oct 2004: #23 – International Design Experiment: Assessment of Knowledge Building.
    Oct 2004: #22 – Unlocking the Knowledge Building Principles.
    Oct 2004: #21 – Simulations, Prototyping, and Knowledge Building.
    May 2004: #20 – Mobile Technologies and Pervasive Knowledge Building.
    Apr 2004: #19 – Project-Based Learning and Knowledge Building.
    Mar 2004: #18 – Knowledge Building Innovation in the Making.
    Feb 2004: #17 – Comprehending Difficult Text as a Task for Collaborative Problem-Solving.
    Jan 2004: #16 – The Knowledge Society Network: Testing Our Ability to Move Beyond Best Practice

    Dec 2003: #15 – Fostering Knowledge Building Communities – Potentials and Challenges
    Dec 2003: #14 – Bootstrapping to knowledge building
    Nov 2003: #13 – Conceptual Change
    Oct 2003: #12 – Designs for Idea Improvement
    Oct 2003: #11 – Harnessing Technology to Promote Model-Based Learning and Scientific Literacy
    Sep 2003: #10 – Understanding Design Research
    Sep 2003: #09 – Embedded & Transformative Assessment (Planning Meeting)
    Jun 2003: #08 – Theoretical Foundations of Learning and Knowledge Building
    Jun 2003: #07 – Telementoring: A Knowledge Building Approach
    May 2003: #06 – ICCE Conference in Hong Kong (Planning Meeting)
    May 2003: #05 – Exploring the Knowledge Society Model in Health Care
    Apr 2003: #04 – Early Efforts and New Directions
    Apr 2003: #03 – Knowledge Building Theory, Part II
    Apr 2003: #02 – Professional Development: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice
    Apr 2003: #01 – Knowledge Building Theory, Part I

Virtual Tours

    Fall 2002: The distinction between learning and knowledge building
    2000 Fall & 2001 Spring: The distinction between the belief mode and the design mode
    1998/99 academic year: The distinction between guided discovery and engagement in the full process of knowledge creation

Faculty of Medicine / Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) > Learning Institute

Certificate Courses

  • Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC)


  • Specialist Knowledge Translation Training (SKTT) Workshop

School of Continuing Studies


  • 0219 Knowledge Management 8)

Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering > Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Semantic Technologies Laboratory

  • 6th International Conference on Formal Ontology in Information Systems (FOIS 2010), 11-14 May 2010, Toronto, Canada

Faculty of Arts and Science > Department of Computer Science


  • 1st International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation & Reasoning (KR 1989), May 15-18, 1989, Toronto, Canada

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