collecting Knowledge and Learning - 3/8/2007

100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management - KMWorld
About a year ago, Dr. Michael Koenig wrote in these pages that unlike many business "fads," knowledge management didn't fall into the typical 10-year pattern of boom and bust, with four or five years of explosive growth, followed by a slightly longer period of almost equally dramatic decline. His conclusion: KM is here to stay.

Gladwell and the use of rhetoric - Cognitive Edge
Gladwell uses scholarly source material in an essentially rhetorical fashion, to tell a story from a single point of view in order to motivate assent from the reader to a wider proposition.

Creative video presentations - Presentation Zen
A provocative treatment of layering text over dialog. Text appears as every word is spoken but done in a way to accent and emphasize and highlight.

Ten Core Principles for Designing Effective Learning Environments - innovate
Research findings into how our brains work (Bransford, Brown, and Cocking 2000; Damasio 1999; Pinker 1997) are stimulating a re-examination of traditional principles of designing teaching and learning experiences.

Web 2.0's 'digital mobs' attacked - BBC
Jaron Lanier, who popularised the virtual reality concept in the early 1980s, said that in rush to forge a new age of collectivism, we risk losing individual identities and dumbing down our understanding of the world. He coined the term "Digital Maoism". But trend expert Lauren Parijs, director of the Flanders District of Creativity in Brussels, said that while Lanier's view an "anti-movement gaining momentum," it remains very small.

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