Information and Communications
Technology (ICT): Enables e-knowledge and the reinvention
of e-knowledge processes.
Data: A collection
of unorganized facts and/or figures.
Data that has been organized in such a way that it achieves meaning,
in a generalized way.
that is presented within a particular context, yielding insight
on application in that context, by members of a community.
Digital representations of content and context become e-knowledge
through the dynamics of human engagement with them.
A chain of activities and relationships that adds value to business
processes. e-Knowledge enables the unbundling and reinvention of
traditional value chains for learning and knowledge management and
the enterprise activities that depend on them. The traditional value
chain can become a value web in tomorrows e-knowledge environment.
information, sometimes codified knowledge, sometimes a fusion of
data, information, and knowledge that is used to support learning,
business applications, and processes.
setting and conditions in which the content is or can be applied.
Content is given different meaning by differing contexts.
formal and/or informal groupings in which people function when they
Objective knowledge codified and captured in textbooks, manuals,
process descriptions, learning objects, and topical content repositories.
Typically, the what of knowledge.
Insights, intuitions, and subjective knowledge that constitute the
intellectual capital of most organizations. Advanced knowledge management
focuses on tacit knowledge. Typically, the how (process)
of knowledge acquisition and application.
(KM): The practice of nurturing, collecting, managing, sharing, and updating
the knowledge resources of an enterprise e-Knowledge Marketplaces: Repositories that are set up to encourage
and enable the exchange of the elements of e-knowledge. Over time,
horizontal marketplaces will cut across industry, disciplinary,
and enterprise boundaries.
The full range of enterprises that provide and/or use
e-knowledge constitutes the e-Knowledge Industry.
The sum and synergy of an organizations knowledge, experiences,
relationships, processes, discoveries, innovations, and market presence
The Semantic Web:
(An initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium). In the Knowledge
Age, networked information will develop from both the syntax and
the semantics of e-knowledge. Computer applications will be able
to handle meaning and context from metadata (data used to describe
the content of knowledge objects).