Knowledge & Learning in the News - 4/16/05

Knowledge management: Designing Knowledge-based Organization The source of the crisis is coming from two different, yet related, sources. First, it is the transition of our society into a knowledge economy. The series of recent high-profile business fiascos including Enron, WorldCom, or Global Crossing, just to name a few, is not just a result of a moral hazard of a few individual executives or the lack of government regulations. Rather, it is a result of a fundamental shift that is taking place in society and the economy. It is the transition from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy. This web-site helps managers and students to explore different tools that they can use in designing new products and new organizations. It uses videos clips that demonstrate design and rapid prototyping. eLearning: The biggest eLearning companies on the NASDAQ A glance at the latest quarterly results and the development of the shares of those eLearning companies quoted on the NASDAQ manifests a situation between hope and fear. Saba and SumTotal Systems showed a positive tendency. Blackboard had good results. Knowledge management & eLearning: Podcasts Catching on with iPod Owners Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults who own MP3 players like Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod say they have downloaded podcast programs from the Internet, the Pew Internet and American Life Project found. That means more than 6 million people are listening to a form of communication that emerged only last year. Learning & Change: Engineering workplace turnaround Change management is a critical process that needs the full support of all employees. Pallavi Jha advises on how employees can be motivated to join in the process. eLearning Efficiency Moving to an online paradigm to brief hundreds of employees on compliance issues saves time and money; augmenting, not replacing, instructors. Knowledge management: Knowledge: The Essence of Meta Data -- The Repository vs. The Registry The title of the article is "The Repository versus The Registry," so does that indicate that there are differences between the two? Our organization has been using the terms interchangeably for years. But, this conversation made me rethink that philosophy, and a new theory has emerged. In today's environment, they are two different methodologies that serve many different functions. elearning: Korea, US to Develop e-Learning Standards Korea will spearhead the development of global e-learning standards with the U.S., as the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Korea Institute for Electric Commerce (KIEC) for a business partnership, according to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOCIE) Thursday.

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