We were discussing yesterday the difference between Knowledge Management, and Learning and Development. Here is one difference.
One main difference is as follows;
In Knowledge Management, everyone is a teacher as well as a learner.
In knowledge management, knowledge flow is not entirely one-way. It's multi-way. Knowledge within a community of practice, for example, does not flow outwards from the centre, it flows also between the members of the community. Everyone can contribute, everyone can share their experience. Knowledge is not the province only of the expert, there is no distinction between teacher and learner, everyone can take either role at any given time.
That is one key difference between the two disciplines.