Knowledge and Learning In The News - 5/13/2006


The world is changed.- Galadriel (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Web 2.0: A New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Learning? - Educause
Many people—including, or perhaps especially, supporters—critique the "Web 2.0" moniker for definitional reasons. Few can agree on even the general outlines of Web 2.0. . . Ultimately, the label "Web 2.0" is far less important than the concepts, projects, and practices included in its scope.

The Wealth of Networks - Stephen's Web
It's a long read, but worth the while. This, for example, echoes my own thoughts: "The networked information economy improves the practical capacities of individuals along three dimensions: (1) it improves their capacity to do more for and by themselves; (2) it enhances their capacity to do more in loose commonality with others, without being constrained to organize their relationship through a price system or in traditional hierarchical models of social and economic organization; and (3) it improves the capacity of individuals to do more in formal organizations that operate outside the market sphere." Direct Link

Bob Newhart: Free Radicals of Innovation (podcast) - IT Conversations
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. - Albert EinsteinDr. Moira Gunn speaks about the Free Radicals of Innovation with Bob Newhart, the founder and CEO of the Innovation Center.

Training vs. Learning - Google Trends
Training is still more popular than learning. . . but not by much.

Creating talent - kottke.org
Deliberate practice entails more than simply repeating a task -- playing a C-minor scale 100 times, for instance, or hitting tennis serves until your shoulder pops out of its socket. Rather, it involves setting specific goals, obtaining immediate feedback and concentrating as much on technique as on outcome. Note: Ensure you visit the link, "On Brain Training" -- quite interesting.

Knowledge hoarders hinder workplace productivity - SHRM
Hoarding food and other supplies might be a good survival instinct in the face of war or pestilence, but it’s usually bad for business.

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