eLearning, Informal Learning 2.0, Wikipedia, Wisdom, KM, & Strategy

Update from ASTD TechKnowledge - Rapid eLearning News
"Surprisingly, everyone wanted to bad-mouth E-Learning, but no one bothered to stop and ask Jennifer to tell us more about why it was working so well for her." Effective management methodology: be sure management drives the process and only do what works!

Informal Learning 2.0 Fieldbook - Jay Cross
Join the Fieldbook project. People do not read un-books; they participate with them. Participants choose how deep they want to explore a topic.

Wikipedia breeds 'unwitting trust' says IT professor - Computer World
Professor Lichtenstein says the reliance by students on Wikipedia for finding information, and acceptance of the practice by teachers and academics, was "crowding out" valuable knowledge and creating a generation unable to source "credible expert" views even if desired. An expert is held accountable if they make a mistake but no one is held accountable for the information available on Wikipedia.

The Wisdom Scorecard, Monika Ardelt
Monika Ardelt, a sociology professor at the University of Florida, developed a questionnaire that attempts to assess how wise people are. The questionnaire contins 39 questions in three dimensions - cognitive, reflective, and affective. Once you have completed the questions, you can see your wisdom score.

The abuse of language - Cognitive Edge
Once upon a time people in Information Management decided that they wanted a cool new name or two. Taxonomy was becoming Taxidermy so they absconded with Ontology and twisted its meaning.

In Pictures: How To Unlock Your Company's Creativity - Forbes
Innovation lurks within myriad nooks and crannies of any company--from the receptionist to the head of information technology. While running a full-fledged democracy is impractical, employees at every level should have a way to share their ideas.

Strategy On The Front Line - Forbes
If you have an organization headed by a man or a woman who has a clear ideology, and everyone else can see that he or she is just not prepared to compromise, it is a lot easier for that organization to decentralize decisions because everyone knows certain rules will not be broken.

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