Innovation-speak gone nutso” I’m confused too.
What does it all mean, and do we really have to learn it?
In taking the Learning 101 link offered by Fast Company to their archives today, I misread a quote there and ended up liking my own mis-reading” it strikes me that the Ho‘ohana Community helps me come to grips with the interpretation of these things in such hugely satisfying ways.
Marc Rosenberg, Principal at Diamond Technology Partners Inc. of New Jersey “points to the big breakthrough in learning today: knowledge management” calling it,
“– the delivery of exactly the right information to exactly the people who need it, when they need it. A salesman on the road wants to know about changes in his company’s product line and about what his competitors are doing. He doesn’t want a 10-hour course. He wants to go to a Web site where someone has posted the information that he needs.
That’s knowledge management. With that model, the Web begins to look more like a library than like a classroom.”
I misread it to say the web was more like a classroom than a library, and in the six years since this October 2000 article was written, I do think our virtual communities have made it that way. For learning to occur, we need the integration of people collaborating over the web-based programs which have captured the raw presentation of knowledge. Our virtual communities have made this happen in such extraordinary ways, don’t you think?
Very interesting to read that six-year old article and contemplate how learning (or the perception of our learning) has changed, and yet in other ways remained the same.
Somewhat related to this, Trevor Gay has started a people over programs discussion over at the blog Synergy: Focus on People, not Programmes. [Click through the subsequent conversation there offered by Steve and Troy too.]
Can you really afford to be a lurker and silent spectator very much longer?