One of my key interests in knowledge management is education. It’s an important component of the ‘learning organisation”. When I did my postgraduate studies in adult education, knowledge management didn’t rate a mention. One of the challenges for knowledge management professionals is to ensure that education professionals recognise the complimentary role KM has in education and learning, especially within organisations. Knowledge management professionals would do well to keep in touch with what’s happening in the learning and education disciplines. Cross-disciplinary knowledge and networking is, after all, one of the strengths of the knowledge management discipline.
Thanks to Australian Policy Online, I see that the Educause Australasia 2007 conference is on in Melbourne from 29 April – 2 May. The conference program addresses four main areas: leadership and change, collaboration, quality and accountability, and innovation and re-purposing. Judging by the titles of the papers to be presented, the conference covers much of interest to knowledge management professionals as well as people working in the library and education sectors. The standard registration deadline is 13 April.