Strategy+Business: Treating the Troubled CorporationStrategy+Business: Treating the Troubled Corporation
"Still, for small and large corporations the answer is the same. Organizations thrive when the right people
Unbound Spiral: Site List - Social NetworkingUnbound Spiral: Site List - Social Networking
"My continuing review of social networking tools and software has lead me to many sites each with slightly different functionality twists. This collection listed today is in no particular order merely a summary to explore. My key interest is in the functionalities and how they are impacting on consumer experiences and benefits."
Nature: E-mail reveals real leadersNature: E-mail reveals real leaders
"The researchers have developed a way to use e-mail exchanges to build a map of the structure of an organization. The map shows the teams in which people actually work, as opposed to those they are assigned to."
Journal of Digital Information: Use and Abuse of Reusable Learning ObjectsJournal of Digital Information: Use and Abuse of Reusable Learning Objects
"Content developers have traditionally conceived content from the point of its use. Since use is context and instruction specific, content intended for one particular use is generally invalid for other purposes. The reusable LO - organized content for pedagogical purposes - is a new way of thinking about content creation and its instructional use... Genuine reusability and optimum functionality of a LO can be achieved only when the LO attains a high level of abstraction. Abstraction provides the LO independence from use and strong performative ability, enabling it to join other LOs for instructional intentions."
KM World: Knowledge on the run: Sales reps, suppliers and customers need mobile access to KMKM World: Knowledge on the run: Sales reps, suppliers and customers need mobile access to KM
"And it's not only the salespeople and the field service reps who need mobile access to a company
KM World: The Net as rhetoricKM World: The Net as rhetoric
"The emergence of new rhetorical forms shouldn't surprise us, for new forms always emerge when technology enables new types of connections. Telegraphs created their own rhetorical form
Tactix: Somewhere a place to learnTactix: Somewhere a place to learn
"For many learners, neither the desktop nor the home is a suitable base for e-learning. Perhaps you don
CRM Assist: Adding Excitement To E-learningCRM Assist: Adding Excitement To E-learning
"Fun and employee training aren't usually words that companies use in the same sentence. In fact, much of e-learning is e-boring, but several computer training companies are aiming to lighten up the learning process with games and simulations that are anything but dull..."
Workforce: Making E-Learning More Than “Pixie Dust”Workforce: Making E-Learning More Than "Pixie Dust"
"E-learning can be a flexible and cost-effective alternative to classroom training, but it can also be a colossal waste of time and money if not implemented correctly. The reasons why some e-learning projects go down in flames while others flourish are varied. There are those who attribute the problems to lack of employee motivation. Others point to poor course marketing, or training time restrictions, or the human fear of unfamiliar learning environments... Three organizations show how to do it right."
HBS Working Knowledge: Carly Fiorina: Heed Your Internal CompassHBS Working Knowledge: Carly Fiorina: Heed Your Internal Compass
In their careers, she told the students, they will need to forge ahead using business fundamentals, not relying on stock price or headlines to guide them. Every manager also needs a strong "internal compass," she said. This compass can be calibrated in three ways:
- Constant interaction with colleagues at all levels of the organization.
- Talking with customers... And don
CMSWatch: A Metadata PrimerCMSWatch: A Metadata Primer
"Unified content requires two types of metadata: categorization and element. Users tend to find information based on categorization metadata, whereas authors tend to retrieve information based on element metadata..."
elasticspace:Reading Listelasticspace:Reading List
"The following books cover many disciplines, from Interaction and Visual Design to Filmmaking to Architecture, but all relate loosely to the various processes, ideologies, visions and practicalities of Experience Design."
theOtherMedia: Why you need your very own taxonomytheOtherMedia: Why you need your very own taxonomy
"Making a taxonomy is an act of communication. They basically capture an essence of the knowledge that resides in your organization. A conceptual short-hand overview that describes what's important and how things you are interested in relate to each other. Creating a taxonomy, like anything that worthwhile can be hard work, time-consuming and require considerable domain expertise and creativity."
LearnScope: What do we know about knowledge?LearnScope: What do we know about knowledge?
"No bit of knowledge, then, stands alone and in isolation from the rest. The accumulation of knowledge is fundamentally different from the accumulation of grains of sand, where each item could be acquired and stored as though it were a unique and distinct entity. In any form of knowledge, there is a process not only of acquiring some new experience, but also of assessing it and placing it in its proper location in the larger system. Knowledge exists in what Quine would call a
Useit: Do Productivity Increases Generate Economic Gains?Useit: Do Productivity Increases Generate Economic Gains?
"Usability improvements can save time-on-task, but critics argue that this is not the same as saving money. Others worry that productivity gains cause unemployment. Neither is correct: usable design saves money and saves jobs."
InfoWorld: Technical trends bode well for KMInfoWorld: Technical trends bode well for KM
"The challenge was and is to make more of the routine communication flowing through the enterprise available
Discover: Who Loves Ya, Baby?Discover: Who Loves Ya, Baby?
"For most of the past 50 years, computers have been on the side of the granfalloons, good at maintaining bureaucratic structures and blind to more nuanced social interactions. But a new kind of software called social-network mapping promises to change all that. Instead of polishing up the org chart, the new social maps are designed to locate karasses wherever they emerge."
- Roland Piquepaille: New Social-Network Mapping Tools Are Emerging
- Roland Piquepaille: More Social-Network Mapping Tools
terremoto: Kansei Engineering: incorporating affection and emotion into the design processterremoto: Kansei Engineering: incorporating affection and emotion into the design process
"Kansei is a japanese term where the syllable kan means sensitivity and sei means sensibility. It is used to express the quality of an object for producing pleasure through its use... Kansei Engineering is especially interesting for us, who work in designing interactive products. There is an increasing claim for taking into account subjective issues (emotion, affect, perceptions, sensations...) in user experience, trascending the pure visual design."
Digital Web Magazine: Three approaches to Intranet StrategyDigital Web Magazine: Three approaches to Intranet Strategy
There are a number of different methods to how an Intranet can be used to benefit a company. However, the three most popular and most valuable are:
* Knowledge Management
* Collaboration and Communication
* Task Completion
For companies just starting out creating an Intranet, or for companies that have an Intranet but are not quite sure what to do with it, one or more of these approaches may be appropriate.
The Chronicle: Ball State U. Tests Interactive System for Answering Students’ Health Questions OnlinThe Chronicle: Ball State U. Tests Interactive System for Answering Students' Health Questions Online
"The clinic is testing a system that will allow nurses and patients to interact not only by telephone, but also through their desktop computers. Using the system, a student who calls the health center for advice will be able to go to his or her computer and see the on-duty nurse. The nurse will not be able to see the student but will be able to present pictures, video, or documents in the student's Web browser to help discuss and diagnose the student's condition."
BBC: Fossil FunBBC: Fossil Fun
Cool Infographic: "Imagine how hard it is to reconstruct animals from fossil bones where many of the pieces are broken up or lost. This is what it is like for real scientists where a 50% complete fossil is exceptional"
World of Ends: What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something ElseWorld of Ends: What the Internet Is and How to Stop Mistaking It for Something Else
"All we need to do is pay attention to what the Internet really is. It's not hard. The Net isn't rocket science. It isn't even 6th grade science fair, when you get right down to it. We can end the tragedy of Repetitive Mistake Syndrome in our lifetimes