Leading-edge enterprises have seen the future of e-knowledge,
and they have jump shifted their vision and strategies as a result.
Their targeted future is not a simple extrapolation of the past.
But to get to their future, they had to start by building on and
changing existing infrastructures, processes, competencies, and
culture. Consider how the following leaders are building migration
paths to the e-knowledge future:
- The University of Southern Queenslands vision
is to be a global leader in fifth generation distance learning,
based on best practices in using powerful e-knowledge infrastructures
that combine e-learning support and knowledge management tools.
USQ is is developing the e-knowledge infrastructure and tools
to support blended learning involving three modes: on-campus,
off-campus, and online.
- The U.S. Department of Defenses
e-knowledge vision calls for every soldier accessing a seamless
atmosphere of knowledge and learning to support current operations,
problem-solving, and personal growth. DOD is investing hundreds
of millions of dollars in e-learning and knowledge management
infrastructures and practices, digitizing and repurposing content,
and new kinds of relationships with technology partners.
- The Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists is
guided and energized by a vision of a readily available body of
knowledge and communities of practice for pharmaceutical scientists
in academic, research, and practice settings through which learning
and knowledge seeking will be fused. Due to the rapid velocity
of change in pharmaceutical knowledge, these materials must be
continually updated and repurposed.
- The Monterrey Tech System (ITESM) aims to be the
leading learning provider in Latin America. Currently, it utilizes
30 interconnected campuses and 1,000 virtual classrooms, leveraging
the efforts of 7,100 faculty exchanging syllabi, digital library,
standardized courses, and evaluation. ITESM reaches ten different
countries in Latin America.
- e-University in the United Kingdom attracts up
to 50 participating universities to create online learning resources.
e-Universitys vision is to help each of these universities
discover their individual migration paths to the deployment of
e-learning and other e-knowledge tools.
Understanding future migration paths requires an understanding
of three things:
- how the Knowledge Economys imperatives will fuse learning
and knowledge management and dramatically enhance their capabilities;
- the manner in which expeditionary migration paths can be used
to discover the precise combination of elements necessary for
success in the e-knowledge future; and
- the ability to track the primary elements of the emerging e-knowledge
practice, both in ones own enterprise and generally, in
order to position for success.