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CIO: Online Unschooled By focusingCIO: Online Unschooled
By focusing solely on academic issues, online universities fail to give their students the social context that allows information to become meaningful, claims Brown, Xerox's innovation officer and former director of Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, Calif. "Take away the social context and what you have is essentially a person with a computer and no education," he says.
KM World: Knowledge management andKM World: Knowledge management and peer-to-peer computing: making connections
Knowledge management and peer-to-peer enthusiasts share a common desire to realize the true potential of a networked society. Anyone interested in knowledge management--including knowledge management professionals, IT managers and software vendors--needs to be aware of the innovations that peer-to-peer technology is introducing in the areas such as knowledge sharing, information discovery and collaboration.
I3 Update: One Innovation Voice:I3 Update: One Innovation Voice: Conversation in Basque Country
Perspectives and pearls of wisdom from the 18th World Conference of the International Association of Science and Technology Parks (ISAP) in Bilbao, Spain.
Knowledge@Wharton: The Loneliness of theKnowledge@Wharton: The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Innovator
When companies look for new knowledge as a way to spark innovation, they tend to look in their immediate neighborhood
NY Times: Nuggets Mined FromNY Times: Nuggets Mined From the Corporate Past, for a Fee
Corporate histories are nothing new. But a resurgent interest in the past is leading companies to commission scholarly histories that can serve as management tools... At Corning, the innovation book's analysis of how the company developed flat-panel glass in the 1960's and the material used in catalytic converters in the 1970's will be used as a training tool in its life sciences and optical networking units...
Fast Company: The Next RevolutionFast Company: The Next Revolution
The children of the Internet, Lewis discovered, have embraced the technology in a way their parents cannot grasp and have used it to do things their elders can't even envision. In the process, they are spurring change and innovation at an evermore rapid clip and are wreaking havoc on social systems as they go -- Q&A with Michael Lewis, author of Next: The Future Just Happened.
MIT Technology Review: Mining forMIT Technology Review: Mining for Meaning
Online newsgroups are popular gathering spots; over the years they've logged millions of opinions on topics ranging from politics to appliances... All these postings add up to a trove of public opinion that sociologists, linguists and market researchers would love to analyze; and software projects at IBM and the University of California at Berkeley are beginning to develop the analytical tools they'll need. Unlike Web search engines, which try to find the best matches for any one query, these efforts focus on understanding how communities of individuals interact online, and how their opinions evolve.
CNET: The art and innovationCNET: The art and innovation behind a new IM
Long associated with casual text-based conversations among teens and singles in America Online chat rooms, IM technology is now poised not only to gain mainstream acceptance, but to establish itself as an independent platform for a variety of communications and information-gathering applications.