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What is Knowledge Mobilization (KM) and why is it important?
KM is a conceptual framework in which to view research that allows for the researcher’s work to reach a diverse audience in order to maximize impact and influence societal change. In a knowledge-driven society where research and accountability are at the forefront of so many diverse initiatives, discussions centering around KM have become much more frequent.
Beyond the standard definition of “getting the right information to the right people in the right format at the right time so as to influence decision-making2,” KM involves a greater complexity when making an impact for positive change.
The concept can be quite nebulous to researchers and community partners alike as they attempt to clarify what it means in their particular situation.
With ASU’s focus on innovation and cutting-edge research, it is exciting to have the Graduate College heavily involved in KM programming and discussions. Please view the KM section of our website to obtain information on such initiatives as the KM Studio course, KM Impact Awards, and KM Impact stories.
So, how might you mobilize your knowledge and make an impact on the world? The ten tips below highlight how to start making your research engaging and accessible for multiple audiences.
Knowledge Mobilization: How to Begin
KM is important to you as a scholar and will be instrumental for your future. If the steps above seem like too much to tackle on your own, we have the class for you! In KM Studio, you will work on a real project acquiring the skills necessary to be an effective knowledge mobilizer. Consider enrolling in KM Studio this Spring!
GRD 791-1003, Course ID: 105887, Alternate Fridays—1/19-4/20
KM—KM Studio, 3 credits, Class Number: 28570, 9:40-11:35 A.M.