Knowledge and Learning In The News - 4/11/2006

A thirst for knowledge - Guardian Unlimited
No one would tell you a student using Google today is producing work as good as they were 20 years ago using printed sources. Despite these amazing technical breakthroughs, these technologies haven't added to human wellbeing.

The Next Revolution in Interactions - John Hagel
There has been a pronounced shift in the composition of the US labor force towards tacit work, in part driven by a shift towards a service economy accompanied by aggressive efforts to automate transactional work.

Five Questions...for Christopher Dede - eLearn Magazine
Christopher Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest and research include virtual environments, handheld devices, and neo-millennial learning. Professor Dede graciously agreed to inaugurate our "Five Questions" interview.

Instruction Design Verse Learning Design - Random Walk in E-Learning
The term "learning design" is used to describe the body of work that would come out from the shift in focus when pedagogy focus on the learner in stead of the skill of the teacher.

Forrester: 25% Interested in Podcasts; 1% Regularly Download Them - Podcasting News
Only 1% of online households in North America regularly download and listen to podcasts," according to Forrester analyst Charlene Li. "One-quarter of online consumers express interest in podcasts, with most interested in time-shifting existing radio and Internet radio channels."

CIOs Turn to Training to Retain Employees - Chief Learning Officer
When it comes to retention strategies, most people think of salary increases, beefed-up benefits and more flexible schedules. However, according to a new survey, executives are increasingly using another method to retain employees: training.

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