Webinar Topic 2: What kinds of knowledge science products and services should the Center support? – July 31, 2013

Kent State University defines knowledge sciences broadly to include 10 individual facets. The faceted model will be shared with the webinar participants. In defining the Center’s goals, we identified five primary capabilities, including (1) Learning and Teaching; (2) Advising and Consulting; (3) Advocacy; (4) Research and Development; and (5) Partnerships and Empowerment. These capabilities would pertain to all aspects of knowledge sciences. In this webinar, we will ask stakeholders to share their ideas on the kinds of products and services the Center should provide. Which are the highest priority facets for learning and training? In which facets would organizations seek advising and consulting? Can the Center play a brokering role in identifying experts or assembling teams for advising and consulting? In which facets is research and development most needed? Is there a need for an advocacy role for the Knowledge Sciences Center? Is there a need to promote KM in policy domains? What kind of open learning and training activities should the Center support? Is there a need to advocate for stakeholder roles in the development of semantic agents? This is perhaps the most challenging set of questions to answer simply because answers are so rich.