CSM: Where in the worldCSM: Where in the world is my student? Internet degree programs have been ballyhooed as the next evolutionary step in higher education virtually from the day Netscape brought the Web to the masses in 1995. Although that promise has gone largely unfulfilled, such programs may be starting to hit their stride.
DM Review: Getting Down toDM Review: Getting Down to Brass Tacks with Knowledge Management "Admittedly KM is a victim of its heritage. It came out of the academic world, and some of us have been over- exuberant about discussing the difference between tacit and explicit knowledge. But what
eCFO: Heads Up Managing contenteCFO: Heads Up Managing content and documents, streamlining information distribution, and integrating with enterprise applications are three reasons to set up a corporate portal. But one view holds that portals can help firms manage knowledge only when combined with programs that focus on people, not technology.
IT-Director: Blended or Integrated e-Learning?IT-Director: Blended or Integrated e-Learning?
It is important to analyse the learning objectives first and then design a coherent integrated programme. Too many organisations claim to have blended learning programmes, which in reality are "click and turn" content with a discussion forum tacked on the back end, or a classroom session to train users how to navigate the software bolted on the front. It is also easy to become distracted by the possibilities of visually rich, interactive content, at the expense of basic learner needs.
Converge Magazine: Online In TheConverge Magazine: Online In The Ivy League: Princeton's Web Solution
Today, Princeton University's online course system is a well-oiled machine. It wasn't always that way. "We tried lots of things that didn't work and finally realized that the only hope we had was to automate the start-up of getting courses online, which we did. That worked," said Howard Strauss. Strauss is manager of Academic Applications, a group that focuses on improving teaching and research for Princeton faculty.
Wired: Who, What, Where, WhyWired: Who, What, Where, Why and Web
Web-based journalism is shaking up the academy as journalism schools are scrambling to offer students multimedia skills at the expense, some faculty worry, of traditional reporting.
MIT Technology Review: Old DogsMIT Technology Review: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks Rethinking Corporate Research: Why and how IBM restored its world-class labs to business relevance.
osOpinion: E-Learning and Knowledge ManagementosOpinion: E-Learning and Knowledge Management at the Crossroads The majority of new employment skills are learned informally through discussions with co-workers, mentoring by managers/supervisors, rummaging through and finding knowledge gems buried in shared directories, e-mail threads and the like. Only about 25 percent of employee skills are learned from formal training methods such as workshops, seminars and synchronous classes.
The Chronicle: Online Instructor CautionsThe Chronicle: Online Instructor Cautions Against Having Too Many Activities
Kathy S. Gresh is an instructional designer at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. When designing online courses, she tries to build in tools to help the professors interact with their students, such as electronic bulletin boards and live chats. But she also says it's important not to overwhelm the professors or the students with too many activities.
Salon: Why can’t Johnny respectSalon: Why can't Johnny respect copyrights?
In Britain, elementary-school classrooms prepare to preach reverence for intellectual property -- and to denounce the evils of file-sharing.
Fast Company: Extreme Networking: MBAsFast Company: Extreme Networking: MBAs Show the Way
The incoming class of 2003 may be the most plugged-in class in the history of business schools. Indeed, business-school administrators are racing to keep up with the online demands of their cyber-savvy students. While most understand the need to put admissions information online and while the more progressive are starting to post financial-aid forms, housing lottery numbers, and course-registration materials for incoming students, some have been caught flat-footed by the instant-messenger generation's intense need to chat about every aspect of the business-school experience.
Learning Circuits: Been There, DoneLearning Circuits: Been There, Done That: Notes on Developing WBT
Implementing e-learning can be a confusing and overwhelming process. Here are lessons learned from someone who's been there.
Seattle Times: Knowledge-sharing platform provesSeattle Times: Knowledge-sharing platform proves wise move for AskMe
"Knowledge sharing is important because information has value in and of itself in our society... Clearly, we're increasingly becoming aware of the complexities of trying to share and transfer information and expertise within organizations and between organizations...Technologies that mediate that are going to be the next generation of the information revolution. They're the answer to our most complex set of questions."