Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/27/2006

May 27, 2006

A Sneak Peek At The Future - Forbes
A three-day conference, hosted by consultant and newsletter writer Mark Anderson, made a point of landing a wide variety of presenters and a diverse group of attendees.

Revisiting Communities of Practice: from fishermen guilds to the global village - Knowledge Board (free registration required)
After a recent debate at com-prac's about what is a CoP and what isn't, I ended up trying to find the root of the definition problem. What is a CoP? IMHO we've been running with a model that grew out of a very specific situation that is no longer predominant. If we want a model that truly reflects modern CoP behaviour, we need to take into account a number of changes that have affected CoPs

Can anyone own "Web 2.0?" - Boing Boing
O'Reilly Media have taken a ton of criticism for attempting to enforce a service mark against a nonprofit group in Ireland that wanted to have "Web 2.0" conference.

Widgets, Gadgets and Kapsules - On-Demand Functionality and Knowledge - e-Clippings
I think that as learning professionals we should care because the uptake of things like widgets reveal something about the preferences of our audiences.

The Wikipedia Death Watch - Business Week
That's one pitched debate over at Nick Carr's blog, especially in the comments following his original post pronouncing the death of Wikipedia.

Microsoft vs. Microsoft - Nicholas Carr
Microsoft is only truly alive when it's in a fierce fight with a competitor. The company "defines itself by its rivalries.

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