Knowledge and Learning In The News - 01/12/2007

The Heart of the Learning 2.0 Matter - Training Day
One of the key hurdles companies fear when implementing collaborative learning environments has been concern over the accuracy/validity of information. But those fears should also be tempered with a realistic counterpoint, similar to what was profiled in Time: people with valid information to share and a forum by which to easily share it will consistently rise to the occasion.

Our Most Powerful Engine of Production - TCS Daily
More and more, economists came to see that it was knowledge that made the difference in modern societies--e.g., in software, drugs, industrial processes, biotechnology and other parts of the economy where the upfront costs were large, the payoffs enormous and the benefits widespread.

m-Learning Device is Coming: Apple iPhone - Will at Work Learning
"Everybody hates their phone," Jobs says, "and that's not a good thing. And there's an opportunity there." To Jobs's perfectionist eyes, phones are broken. Jobs likes things that are broken. It means he can make something that isn't and sell it to you for a premium price. This brilliant business analysis ought to relate to our industry as well. What's out there in the training-and-development, e-learning, learning-and-performance field that is broken? What can we fix? What can we get people to actually pay for?

Lasse Gjertsen - You Tube
The way to mastery is not always through practice, but sometimes through excellent editing (although I imagine that the editing does take some practice, or at least a lot of trial-and-error).

Wikis evolve as collaboration tools - InfoWorld
Content management systems usually won't work as collaboration tools. Although a CMS does ease content creation, the resulting Web sites have rigid navigation and formal publishing workflows. Wikis, on the other hand, empower users to create new pages ad hoc as well as create links easily within the content.

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