Twitter accounts really are echo chambers, study finds

Editor’s note: Maybe not overly surprising but a reminder of the role of homophily in shaping our world view.

The New Knowledge Worker: Enabling the Next Generation

Editor’s note: The Carnegie Mellon University stat here is very interesting. If knowledge workers can retain just 8% of information when doing their job what are the implications for how, where and when learning content is delivered?

Bigger groups mean complex cultures

Editor’s note: Two teams of scientists have independently shown that the strength of cumulative culture depends on the size and interconnectedness of social groups.

Our self-inflicted complexity

Editor’s note: “We are bedeviled by manufactured complexity — complexity that could have been avoided but has instead been amplified by the pursuit of narrow knowledge in a broad world.” Great insights on complexity and the pursuit of knowledge.

How to turn knowledge into a tangible asset

Editor’s note: Reflections on knowledge management. Best place to start? Figure out what to capture.

Older workers transform the modern workplace

Editor’s note: ‘There’s no substitute for experience’ . . . a look at how employers in the US are bringing older workers back into the workplace. Thanks to the ASTD blog for sharing.

Wikinomics and the metrics of knowledge management

Editor’s note: Reflections on the value of knowledge management in legal firms and how lawyers might measure the effectiveness of knowledge management in their organisations.

From knowledge stocks to knowledge flows: the journey just begins

Editor’s note: Are organisations designed for optimal knowledge flow? We know the answer, which is why this article is worth reading. Well researched and argued and with lots of links and references.

Our crude knowledge capture tools

Editor’s note: Organisations still have a lot of work to do to effectively capture and share the knowledge their workers hold. Thought-provoking post from Harold Jarche. He shares his knowledge through his blog, where do you share yours?

Divided road for corporate file-sharing

Editor’s note: A smallish sample size but this survey into filesharing at enterprise and government organisations in Australia and New Zealand conducted by IDM and Australia’s Institute for Information Management lifts the lid on knowledge and data management and concerns in shifting towards a cloud-based approach.

Natural learning interfaces

Editor’s note: A look at natural user interfaces, such as voice or gestures, and how they are being used to control computers. The development of these interfaces are rooted in cognitive science and based on constructivist views of learning as a process in which the learner actively constructs or builds new ideas or concepts based upon current and past knowledge or experience.

Social learning – transforming the training process

Social Learning – Transforming the Training Process by Gireesh Sharmain Education / Online Education (submitted 2012-06-12)Developing an effective training program is one of the essentials of a fast growing organization. Efficacious training programs not

Measuring Learning 2.0 for Impact

Measuring Learning 2.0 for ImpactLearning 2.0 may excite your learners, but how can your organization measure its impact on your business?05/31/12 11:56 AMGreat moments in science, business and exploration have always come with the advent of