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Six tips to improve the best free Knowledge Management tool available today

Six tips to improve the best free Knowledge Management tool available today | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Conversation is the lubricant to knowledge exchange and, in the right hands, or is that mind or mouth, it is the most valuable knowledge management tool available today. The problem is that so many people do a bad job of it. They don’t think about the structure of their face-to-face or text based conversations and they are not making the most of the best free knowledge management tool available to them.

 

Here are six tips to get your conversations and knowledge flowing (this comes from a range of work, but credit for shaping this blog should go to Loren Ekroth, a conversation specialist in the US)"

-- from source: http://knowcademy.com/


Via Marie Jeffery, Beulah Muller
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You can find more free resources  related to this topic from K3-Cubed at: https://k3cubed.solus.tallyfox.com/

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Dan Kirsch's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:33 PM

Or as I like to say, it's socialization (which of course conversation is a part of!).

Mindy M Walker's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:18 AM

Basic, yet essential elements for surfacing and transmitting knowledge. 

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UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Mobile Learning Publications | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Today there are over six billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere." from source: http://www.unesco.org/

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This page includes four Mobile Learning Publications with numerous links to region specific content on mobile learning. Plus there are links to extensive bibliographic resources about mobile learning. This page is a great starting point for anyone looking into mobile learning and its impact on diverse communities of learners. A very worth while read and bookmark.

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Higher education’s destination by 2020

"Today, though, the business of higher education seems to some as susceptible to tech disruption as other information-centric industries such as the news media, magazines and journals, encyclopedias, music, motion pictures, and television. The transmission of knowledge need no longer be tethered to a college campus. The technical affordances of cloud-based computing, digital textbooks, mobile connectivity, high-quality streaming video, and “just-in-time” information gathering have pushed vast amounts of knowledge to the “placeless” Web. This has sparked a robust re-examination of the modern university’s mission and its role within networked society." - Source

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bobembry's Life-TIME Investment System © ℠ ::: RLA + Exp

bobembry's Life-TIME Investment System © ℠ ::: RLA + Exp | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"rlaexp.com = Real Life Adventures + Exploration

 

... This page is an introductory brainroad for exploring some of the major aspects of our unfolding knowledge economy and knowledge society.

 

... The purpose of this entire site: preparing for a different world and different future across multiple time spans in one’s life and the lives of those connected to you through time: associates in your organizations across time and parent to child to grandchild. Additionally, every topic can be viewed from several vantage points: a top manager looking at other organization members; organization members looking at each other; citizens looking at organizations and their members; an organization looking for acquisition targets … There are serious implications attached to each of these and they are in the news almost everyday." from source: http://rlaexp.com/

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This very long page prints out to be 60 pages long, but it is full of facts, images, knowledge, wisdom, controversial notions, ideas, excitement, and more thoughtful information than I have seen together in one place for a long time. It is one of those resources that becomes a starting point or at least a side journey for those who are engaged in information technology, communication, collaboration, computing, and applied knowledge.

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Navigating the Waters of Learning Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu

Navigating the Waters of Learning Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

"Navigating the waters of learning analytics (LA) requires steering a careful course between a Scylla and a Charybdis. The Scylla is the gushing view that learning analytics is a magic bullet, a cure for many, if not all, of higher education’s ills. The Charybdis is the view that LA, based on usage data and devoted to efficiency, will turn higher education into an soulless pre-professional training business, no longer interested in discovery, knowledge creation, and critical thinking." -source

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ghbrett's comment, July 30, 2012 6:36 PM
The author attempts to even handily present the pros and cons of using analytics for teaching and learning in higher education institutions. In my opinion I read the opening paragraph given above to say that learning analytics needs to be a delicate balance between "flying by the seat of your pants" (Visual Flight Rules [VFR] / human driven) or else running the institution on "Auto-pilot" (Instrument Flight Rules [IFR] / computer driven).