Knowledge and Learning In The News - 11/1/2006

Realizing the High-Performance Enterprise - CRM Daily
P&G holds two- to three-day leadership council meetings every quarter where each and every top development employee is evaluated. Lafley, who personally tracks 500 employees, likens the process to the depth chart used by a World Cup soccer team.

Five Questions... for Lance Dublin - eLearn Magazine
Lance Dublin was founder of Antioch University/West, one of the first accredited online universities. He later created consultancy The Dublin Group, and currently works as an independent management consultant.

Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization - User Interface Engineering
Art vs. engineering. Aesthetics vs. usability. Usability experts are from Mars, graphic designers are from Venus. The debate between design (of the visual sort) and design (of the technical sort) remains ongoing. A website, however, can't take sides: it needs both to be successful.

Computing, 2016: What Won't Be Possible - New York Times
Social networks, noted Jon Kleinberg, a professor at Cornell, are pre-technological creations that sociologists have been analyzing for decades. A classic example, he noted, was the work of Stanley Milgram of Harvard, who in the 1960's asked each of several volunteers in the Midwest to get a letter to a stranger in Boston. But the path was not direct: under the rules of the experiment, participants could send a letter only to someone they knew. The median number of intermediaries was six - hence, the term "six degrees of separation."

ABC News courting next generation on Internet - Yahoo
The webcast is similar to the broadcast in some ways. Gibson sits in the same studio; the control room is the same. It's treated as a full-on broadcast, though it's much leaner personnel-wise, with senior producer Tom Johnson and another producer assembling and writing the newscast with help from others as time permits.

iPods cast a wide net for learning - The Age, Australia
In one podcast pilot at Deakin, only 25 per cent of on-campus students are now attending lectures. Might podcasting promote absenteeism? Professor Farley believes not. "The average student needs to work 15 hours a week to survive and that's got to eat into their lecture time. Then you have the graduate students sent off to places with their work . . . the distinction between on-campus and off-campus students is one we're moving towards dropping."

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