Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Monthly Archives: August 2012

Knowledge Is Socially Constructed

Knowledge is socially constructed and its creation and use can take multiple forms when we share knowledge to create new knowledge that can lead to changes in policy and behaviour to make the world a better place.  Social change and benefit can sometimes occur more quickly – but more often happens slowly over time.  What are you doing to help speed up the process of sharing knowledge for social benefit?

Knowledge To Create Greater Understanding

Have you ever shared knowledge with another person to create new knowledge to make the world a better place? The first step in changing the world for better is sharing knowledge to create greater understanding. We all have different perspectives and knowledge to share.

Afraid To Share Your Knowledge

Have you ever been afraid to share your own knowledge? Why? Sharing knowledge can make the world a better place.


Building A Bridge To Knowledge

Sharing knowledge is not always easy, but we can build a bridge to connect our knowledge and create new knowledge to make the world a better place or get stuck in the mud of ignorance.

Knowledge For All Of Society

Knowledge Mobilization is the overall flow and ongoing and constant input and development of knowledge. It is the open process of putting available knowledge into active service to benefit not just one particular corporate or organizational structure, but for the greater benefit of all in society.

Forgiving A Lack Of Knowledge

How forgiving of others’ lack of knowledge are you? What are you doing to provide knowledge for social benefit?

The Best Purpose Of Knowledge

The purpose of knowledge is to share. The best purpose of knowledge is to share to make the world a better place.

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Book Chapter: My Contribution

I’m excited to announce the recent publication and my contribution as co-author of an In-Tech Book Chapter entitled "Applying Social Sciences Research for Public Benefit Using Knowledge Mobilization and Social Media". Along with Dr. David Phipps, the Director of Research Services and Knowledge Exchange at York University in Toronto, and Krista Jensen, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer, I was privileged to be part of the research and writing team.

As a community-based Knowledge Mobilizer, my contribution focused on the literature review and Twitter research project data collection and statistical analysis, along with my development and presentation of the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) model of sector interaction for social benefit – which I first published in my KMbeing blog post in January 2011.


It was a great honour to work with both David and Krista. David has also recently had another paper published of his collaboration with one of Knowledge Mobilization’s foremost experts in research utilization, Sandra Nutley (unfortunately, the paper is not available in open access yet – but a link to the paper is found here). Nutley is co-author of Using Evidence: How research can inform public services

Krista Jensen’s expertise on the use of social media, and her background in library science is of great value in her contribution to the literature review and book chapter writing about the use of social media for Knowledge Mobilization - and compliments my own practical use of social media, such as Twitter – along with my KMbeing blog to promote Knowledge Mobilization for social benefit.

The In-Tech book chapter is available to everyone in open access online. Our book chapter addresses the importance of social sciences for academics and non-academics - in research institutions and at the community level, and the important role of knowledge brokers - to address wicked problems, and enhance the research process and sharing of knowledge with the use of social media. It is my hope that it will promote the continued use of Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) to make the world a better place for everyone.


Afraid To Share Your Knowledge

Have you ever been afraid to share your knowledge? It could make the world a better place. Why are you afraid?

New Combinations Of Knowledge

New combinations of knowledge are essential to creating new knowledge to make the world a better place.