Cascading Cycles of
Reinvention: The dual forces of new Web technologies and
e-knowledge standards and seamless, portalized enterprise applications
infrastructures will accelerate the reinvention of processes and
practices for e-knowledge. Iterative cycles of reinvention will
cascade for decades.
What does best practice mean during a period of reinvention and
It means existing conceptions of best practice will
be challenged by new alternatives. Given the wide range of global
knowledge environments, best practice will likely take radically
different forms around the globe.
The business models for e-knowledge are the combination of services,
experiences and prices offered to acquire e-knowledge. These are
likely to change significantly. Already, the unit cost of e-content
is being driven downward. Low-cost e-learning practices are being
developed in Asia, and those practices will likely be adapted to
application in developed markets in North America and Europe.
will need to develop enterprise-wide strategies for knowledge and
for their various activities supported by e-knowledge. Enterprise
strategies for e-learning, for opening new secondary marketplaces
for e-knowledge, and for using knowledge as an instrument of competitive
advantage will become important.
Strategy: Enterprises develop strategies for developing the
infrastructure, processes, and capacities necessary to maximize
the stewardship of their knowledge assets.
Articulates the centrality of knowledge to the enterprises
mission, vision, and competitive position. It presents the enterprises
strategy for deploying its knowledge to establish competitive advantage.
Automatic Tagging and
Automatic Sequencing: Use of automated tools to assess content/context
and automatically determine tags for reusable learning objects.
Portfolio of Initiatives:
Every enterprise has a portfolio of initiatives, with various levels
of risk and transformation potential ranging from improvement to
incremental reinvention to radical transformation.
Enterprise Plans and Initiatives: The organizations regular
business plan and initiatives which must explicitly reflect the
enterprise knowledge strategy.