Knowledge Management


11 septembre 2019

Knowledge and Our Structures of Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. George Siemens[Edit][Delete]: Knowledge and Our Structures of Learning, Elearnspace [Edit][Delete]ELearnSpace [Edit][Delete] November 30, 2006
George Siemens continues his conversion to business consultant: "To survive, all organizations need to embrace experimentation - an ongoing 'blood in the corporate veins' type of experimentation. Policy-induced change can be effective, but most often, if we follow the lessons of evolving organisms, developing corporate competence progressively is the best approach for long-term sustained change." If I were writing a corporate management bible, I would write it very differently. It's all very well to teach managers about networks, but I don't think they're really interested in networks. They're interested, if you will, in making friends and influencing people. Well, mostly the latter. Alas, poor Carnegie. More...

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09 septembre 2019

Knowing Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. George Siemens[Edit][Delete]: Knowing Knowledge, [Edit][Delete] November 8, 2006
George Siemens has now officially launched his book, Knowing Knowledge. The link above is to the website, which contains links to colour versions of the images, the print-on-demand version, the community, and the rest of the clutter that accompanies a publication release these days. But you can go straight to the book (PDF) from here. Kudos to George for release his book as free and open content (more than a few in our field recently have gfone the traditional closed-door approach to publication, violating the very principles they advocate in their texts). More...

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Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge - The Podcast

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge - The Podcast, October 17, 2006
MP3 Audio and PowerPoint Slides (the slides form a nice summary of the paper, if you didn't want to read the paper) from my session at the University of Prince Edward Island yesterday (also Skypecast, but notice came out so late I don't think we had any attendees). I thought it was a good session, not because of the quality of my discourse (in fact, there are some pretty awkward moments in there) but because it shows some of the thinks I need to think more deeply about. It was a pretty good back and forth - Dave Cormier kept saying, "This is great audio." Yeah well I guess it's good to see the points where people disagree with my theories and take apart my presentation. And I suppose it's good to post them on my website. [Tags: ] [Comment]. More...

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05 septembre 2019

A Common Language and Knowledge Base for ID?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Charles M. Reigeluth and Alison Carr-Chellman[Edit][Delete]: A Common Language and Knowledge Base for ID?, IT Forum [Edit][Delete] October 3, 2006
I was all prepared to rake this one over the coals. After all, I have been reading the comments on IT Forum for the last month, and it seems like Yet Another Attempt to impose order on a messy discipline. But I hadn't read the paper, so I held off linking to it here. Good thing. It is actually a pretty good paper, if you take it at face value, as an analysis of the various aspects and dimensions of eductaional theory (or, instructional design, or...). More...

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31 août 2019

The City of Hamburg Joins the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

UILThe UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) is proud to announce that the City of Hamburg is now a member of the network.
With its rich history in local and international trade, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is steeped in economic prosperity and cultural diversity. Being the second-largest city in Germany, it has made concerted efforts over the past few decades towards promoting lifelong learning by implementing initiatives that are founded on its vision of “learning sustainability”. More...

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The Global Network of Learning Cities welcomes new members

UILThe UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is pleased to announce that 38 cities from 23 countries have become members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) in 2019. More...

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Knowledge: tomato is a fruit. Wisdom: you don’t put it in fruit salad (AUR 61 02)

This book stands out from the crowd in a number of ways. For one thing, the book is about the world, working lives, working environment and day to day working experience of its academic authors. More...

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30 août 2019

EAIE New Knowledge Alert: August 2019

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The summer wouldn’t be complete without a celebration, and this year we had reason to take note of a very special birthday: the 20th anniversary of the Bologna Process. This auspicious occasion was marked on 24-25 June with an event in Bologna that featured a series of addresses touching on such core themes as civic values, student-centred learning, the labour market of the future, the role of higher education in providing leadership for sustainable development, and the social dimensions of higher education. More...

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05 juillet 2019

What is Knowledge Sharing?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Patrick Lambe[Edit][Delete]: What is Knowledge Sharing?, Green Chameleon [Edit][Delete] July 17, 2006

A couple of good reflections on knowledge sharing, including this one on types of knowledge sharing ("A pop fan sets up a website about her favourite Taiwanese boy band") and the follow-up on the reasons why we share knowledge. More...

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04 juillet 2019

Beyond Bloom's Taxonomy: Rethinking Knowledge for the Knowledge Age

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia[Edit][Delete]: Beyond Bloom's Taxonomy: Rethinking Knowledge for the Knowledge Age, IKIT [Edit][Delete] July 10, 2006
This is an interesting idea. As Doug Belshaw comments, "The problem is that the bureaucrats who run education in many western education systems - the majority of whom have never taught - have an outdated conception of knowledge." He points to Louise Starkey, who observes that this conception "...was based on an underlying assumption that the mind behaves like a filing cabinet. This assumption is being challenged as the implications of learning in the digital age [are] explored further." She cites this paper, a 1998 proposal by Bereiter and Scardamalia that there are seven levels of increasingly sophisticated understandings of knowledge. More...

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