Knowledge and Learning In The News - 7/12/2005

The Wikification of Knowledge The most talked-about thing going on right now is the wiki. Essentially, wikis are a fast way to do online collaboration, and people seem to enjoy them. GTD: A New Cult for the Info Age To converts, popular time-management manual Getting Things Done is a way of life and its author, personal productivity coach David Allen, leader of their flock. Video Blogging (aka Vlogging) Videoblogging is a new form of expression centering around posting videos to a website and encouraging an audience response. Will Malthus Continue to Be Wrong? In 1798, a curate at a small parish church in Albury, England, published a sobering pamphlet entitled An Essay on the Principle of Population. As a grim rebuttal of the utopian philosophers of his day, Thomas Malthus argued that human populations will always tend to grow and, eventually, they will always be checked. Learning Development Cycle: Bridging Learning Design and Modern Knowledge Needs Effective learning design must recognize different domains of learning. Learning Development Cycle attends to four broad learning domains: transmission, emergence, acquisition, and accretion.

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