Posted by: zyxo | January 25, 2008

Aspects of Knowledge management : learning

In a previous post on knowledge management I argue that information becomes knowledge only when it gets “between” the ears, when people get to know the info.
So this post deals with how to turn the information into knowledge, in other, not as fancy words : how kan we learn ?
There are a lot of ways and some people prefer one way, someone else prefers another way and still a third one prefers a combination. It is important to provide opportunity for all the ways of learning !
Here is the list

  • in class
  • from a mentor
  • reading books, articles etc. : selfstudy on hardcopy
  • internet surfing (googling) : electronic selfstudy
  • web 2.0 : electronic selfstudy II
  • intranet surfing (searching) : electronic selfstudy III
  • enterprise 2.0 : electronic selfstudy IV
  • querying in corporate databases
  • attending meetings, conferences
  • ask colleagues
  • on the job training, which can be a mixture of anything

I’m not sure this list is exhaustive, so I will appreciate any other suggestions.

And just to think over : imagine a monkey in a scientific library : where is the knowledge ?

And a few more or less interesting links :

knowledge workers
Don’t Think Document Management, Think Knowledge Mgmt
What the heck is Knowledge Management? explaination – VIDEO


  1. I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Sue.

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