Knowledge Management Systems (ISYS5050)

UNIT OF STUDY

The need to track and facilitate the sharing of the core knowledge resources in contemporary organisations is widely recognised. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the emerging area of Knowledge Management (KM) from both technological and organisational perspectives. We will review and discuss a range of published papers, case studies, and other publications that deal with a range of important KM-related topics. One of the key knowledge management technologies, Business Intelligence Systems, will be covered in detail. It will also include hands-on work using the BI (Online Analytical Processing - OLAP) tool, COGNOS.
Some of the main themes to be covered will include:
o KM: Conceptual Foundations
o Taxonomies of organizational knowledge and KM mechanisms
o Case/Field Studies of KM Initiatives
o Data Warehousing and OLAP/Business Analytics
o Data, text, and web mining.
o Social media,crowdsourcing, an KM

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 1 hr/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

An undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Information Systems. Good grasp of database technologies and the role of information systems in organisations.

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Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.