Saturday, April 06, 2002

Community : Interdepartmental Knowledge Management Forum (IKMF) : The "IKMF creates an exploratory environment that stimulates Knowledge Management practice in the public sector. As a community of practice on the issue of applying Knowledge Management practices in the public sector, the IKMF creates a safe environment for reflection, discovery, dialogue and innovation through the sharing of experiences, practices and insights between practitioners and those interested in Knowledge Management." Note: You must be a registered member of Yahoo! Groups to gain access to IKMF resources and its mail archives. (Go to the IKMF)
eZine : Cappuccino : "the e-newsletter for Change, Learning and Performance" from Deloitte Consulting. (Subscribe)
Newsletter : Futurist Update : "News & Previews from the World Future Society ... an association of people interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future." (Subscribe)
Tool : Trillian - Common Instant Messaging Interface : "Trillian is everything you need for instant messaging. Connect to ICQ®, AOL Instant Messenger(SM), MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and IRC in a single, sleek and slim interface." (Go to Trillian)
Book : Knowledge Mapping and Management (Editor - Don White) : "The managerial challenges of the 21st century center on how organizations create, share, and exploit knowledge. This book presents the latest thinking in knowledge mapping and management and provides managers and consultants with a deeper understanding of the organizational, human, and technological issues involved. The incorporation of the latest research in this discipline makes this a valuable reference tool for individuals and organizations striving to implement knowledge management technologies." (Book link at Amazon - Barnes & Noble)

Friday, April 05, 2002

Newsletter : elearningpost : "elearningpost is an intelligent digest of daily links to articles and news stories about Corporate Learning, Community Building, Instructional Design, Knowledge Management, Personalization and more. Besides the daily links, elearningpost brings out feature articles and related special reports on the above topics. elearningpost's mission is to provide quality e-learning content that attracts a diverse and emerging audience." You can receive daily e-mails by subscribing on the Newsletter page or you can read new entries directly from their website - elearningpost - it's a blog.
Information Agent: Spyonit : "Spyonit keeps watch over the things you care about on the Internet and lets you know when there's something new to report via email, instant message, pager, web phone, Palm VIITM or a personal 'My Spies' web page ... Once you register for your free Spyonit account, you can create your own spies or start adding as many spies as you want from our growing catalog." I use the Web Page Changes spy to inform me when the content of an important website changes (e.g., new developments, new links, new publications, etc.). Additionally, I use the PermaSearch spy to tell me about new website additions to AltaVista and new publications in Northern Light. (Go to Spyonit)
eZine : LiNE Zine : "Learning in the New Economy e-Magazine (LiNE Zine) is an editorially independent, quarterly publication introducing the best thinking on learning, performance, knowledge, and human capital in the New Economy." Checkout their Manifesto and join their Mail List (using the link on their home page - LiNE Zine).
Information Design : The NASA Earth Observatory : Spectacular full-color images of the Earth from space. Updated daily at New Images. To be informed by e-mail about new images, subscribe to their weekly newsletter at Subscriptions.

Thursday, April 04, 2002

Webinar : Free Webinars - A Continuous Learner's Paradise : A webinar is a web-based seminar. It synchronizes the voice of the presenter with their slide presentation. During a webinar, audience members are able to pose questions and receive responses. Here are the links to some of my favorite free webinar hosts:*, Centra, Interwise, and Placeware*. [Note: Users must register to attend. Software may have to be downloaded. Telephone access may also be required.]

Do you know of other webinar hosts? (Please send them to me - using my e-mail address below - and I'll post them here)
Mail List : Learning Organization : "This is an internet dialog among people interested in the Learning Organization concept, as described by Peter M. Senge in The Fifth Discipline, (1990, New York, Currency Doubleday)." (Go to Learning Organization)
eZine : TrendScope : "Our goals in TrendScope, as in the project as a whole, are to 1) seek out, analyze, and publicize the best practices of high-performance management strategies; 2) Empower those attempting to make positive change in the workforce by providing them with the information they need to initiate change; and 3) convince corporate and nonprofit leadership that these strategies will make their enterprise more innovative and better able to attract and retain top talent." (Go to Trendscope - This link may not always work - be patient - it's worth it)
Book : The Role of Information in Conflict (Editors - John Arquilla & David Ronfeldt) : "The information revolution is transforming the nature of conflict across the spectrum ...". Downloadable in PDF Format. (Go to source at Rand)
Research : Eat Lunch at Your Desk? - Think Again : " ... a recent study of the University of Arizona ... found that the germiest spots in personal workspaces across America were consistently the telephone and desktop, followed by the keyboard and computer mouse". The study also "gives workers reasons to avoid the fax machine. Bacteria levels there were three times higher than on the bathroom door." (Go to source at NewsNet5)