A revolution in the sharing of knowledge…

Transforming e-Knowledge  
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An Information Economy where most knowledge is proprietary and hoarded.   An emerging Knowledge Economy where the power of shared knowledge becomes evident. Traditional power relationships relating to knowledge begin to erode.   A mature, fully developed Knowledge Economy that rewards knowledge sharing and the proliferation of knowledge. Pervasive access to knowledge changes many power relationships and even societal assumptions and practices.
Convergence is heralded in the wake of developments in telecommunications, computer networks, and information technology.   Networked webs and the proliferation of mobile telecommunications advance the practice of networked knowledge.   Computing and networks become pervasive, enabling the “mobilization” of knowledge to take account of the location of users and their needs at each location.
Value and supply chains for knowledge are embedded in proprietary sources of knowledge.   Value chains for content begin to be unbundled and disintermediated (eliminating the middleperson), harnessing the malleability of all things digital.   Value chains become “value nets” as content is unbundled and available from many sources. The cost and nature of content change.
Content is king. Learning silos and academic publishing silos exist. The metaphor for traditional earning is program delivery. Distance learning is isolated from other forms of learning and knowledge management.   Content and context are equally important. “Distance” and
“traditional” learning are enhanced through e-learning, using the metaphor of interactivity. Traditional scholarly publishing models begin to be unbundled.
  Content, context, and community are structured and interpenetrating. Interactivity drives learning. The use of knowledge management to support learning is a major breakthrough. New publishing models emerge.
Traditional learning is expensive, due to cost of content and other resources and faculty involvement at all stages.   e-Learning is used to digitize existing models and begins to reinvent cost, availability of content, and roles of faculty, mentors, and learners.   Economic models of learning are fully reinvented. The cost of e-content declines and usage soars. Faculty, mentor, and learner interactions are reinvented.
Tactical learning is a response to specific needs and skills gaps. Learning practices differ across the enterprise.   Integrated learning is shared across the organization, introducing consistent practices and infrastructures.   Strategic, enterprise-wide learning uses directed and autonomic learning to respond rapidly to organizational challenges. Who can do what is more important than who knows what.
         

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