I haven't had the chance to blog that often so far, but I will soon get back on track!
One of my exams is entitled "Case Studies in Knowledge Management". We have 2 case studies to write about in the exam:
1. The General Motors Variation-Reduction Adviser: An Example of Grassroots Knowledge Management Development
2. The SONY VAIO Community: Taking advantage of Online Communities for generating Innovative Ideas
When I was analysing these two studies, I found that there were many elements which I was able to digest quicker, as I had read about them every day in the KM blogs I subscribe to.
I will describe these 2 case studies in later posts, but basically, the traits were:
- Web 2.0 - (Sony online community case)
- Openness - (Particularly the Sony example)
- Improved access to information
- Communities of Practice
I have found the experience of receiving all the interesting posts via RSS an amazing time-saver. Previously, I had found myself endlessly trawling the net for valuable resources, and even my favourites folder was filling quickly!!
RSS, Blogging and Online Collaboration is changing my learning experience, and I can't wait every day to open up my Google Reader and start learning again!
Finally, I don't know if someone else has coined the phrase B-Learning (I'm sure they have), but I like it and it has helped me explain my learning habits to the non-technical.