Inside Knowledge Magazine /Knowledge Management Magazine Archive
Volume 4 Issue 8
21st century life learning
E-learning is growing rapidly as an industry, with current solutions allowing employers to streamline learning needs, processes and strategies. With this in mind, Paul Buckley presents a scenario exploring the future of learning, business, and society.
An interactive approach to learning
E-learning is an efficient, economic and flexible means of providing training to employees, wherever they are located. Davis Klaila discusses the key principles behind developing effective e-learning systems, and argues that program designers should look to the techniques employed by the computer game industry to ensure e-learning techniques fully realise their potential.
Victor Newman reviews Building the Innovative Organization
Great minds think differently
In a seminar hosted by Henley Knowledge Management Forum at Henley Management College earlier this year, Geoff Smith interviewed Robert Buckman, one of the acknowledged pioneers of early knowledge management thinking. What follows is a transcript of the conversation, which details Buckmans thoughts on the key issues facing businesses looking to develop their approach to KM.
Is the future virtual?
A great deal of attention currently surrounds the role virtual team-working will play in the organisation of the future. Mark Meerbeek investigates the possibilities, and discusses the issues surrounding the transition to a virtual corporate world.
Its a small world
As Buckman Laboratories has expanded, both in size and geographical dispersion, the companys training strategy has developed simultaneously. Stephen Bennett describes the evolutionary process, and reveals how the organisation is reaping the benefits from the investment it has made in e-learning facilitation.
With any approach to knowledge management, technology can only offer part of the solution. Lisa Sasson and Joyce Sharon explore the role knowledge intermediaries can play to ensure that knowledge is identified, captured and dissipated across organisations effectively.
The nature of knowledge
For all our attempts to manage it, the nature of knowledge remains elusive. Simon Hudson reflects on traditional attempts to define knowledge, and presents an alternative approach to designing systems to help store and navigate knowledge rather than data.
Your say - Knowledge management and e-learning
The potential contribution e-learning promises to make to organisational learning is huge, and the sector continues to grow at an extraordinary rate. Simon Lelic talks to representatives from Click2learn, Microsoft, the Chalfont Project, NETg, the Campaign for Learning, Digital Think and CWB, and explores the relationship between e-learning and knowledge management.