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In hopes of going beyond the traditionally static, and oftentimes boring, PowerPoint presentation, The Economist tapped JESS3 to help bring an important data set to life through a powerful graphic animation. Working closing with the Economist Intelligence Unit, which compiled a 150-page report called the Women’s Economic Opportunity Index, our team explored creative direction through multiple styleframes in order to achieve a look that would illuminate crucial information about women’s opportunity across the world. In combing through data and creating detailed storyboards, this six-minute animation tells the story through data visualization of where women stand in the business world from issues ranging from maternity leave to property rights. The Economist Intelligence Unit presented the data at the World In 2011 Festival, an event that coincided with the 25th Anniversary of The Economist’s World In… publication.
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International Keynote by Ron Young to KM Singapore Conference, Singapore 16th September 2010 Both the video (40 minutes) and transcript are available here. View 'From Knowledge to Innovation' video here FROM KNOWLEDGE TO INNOVATION (Transcript)
Why Knowledge Management? Before we start to explore and understand the details of what knowledge management is, and how to implement knowledge management projects and initiatives, we need to first ask ourselves why we want to consider knowledge management in the first place? What are the real benefits that can be gained from effective knowledge management for the individual, the team, the entire organization, the community, the nation, or even the entire planet Earth? Knowledge management is far reaching. Maybe you are considering developing your own personal knowledge management competencies, to become a more effective player in the global knowledge economy, or becoming a more competitive knowledge leader and knowledge driven organization. Maybe you wish to develop and apply knowledge management strategies to government, military operations, global poverty eradication, international disaster management and even, now, knowledge management for global climate change.
As the festive season was drawing to a close, I –like a large portion of the online population– became concerned about ending the cycle of over-eating. The sense of satiety is easy to numb and hard to get back. It is not only true for food but also for content. Non-physical items can lead to gluttony as easily as the very physical foods and beverages of Yule. Similar mechanisms are at work. Only, content doesn’t have a season.
Have you ever felt that there is simply too much interesting, educational content on the web? Fortunately, there are also some great, free products out there that are hugely helpful when it comes to curating all of the many things one can read, watch, hear etc. on the web. The beauty of taking control of your content by saving and organizing links is that you can quickly find, revisit or share content with others.
I’ve been a fan of open education for some time and recently have been intrigued by the revival of the “free” business model debate by Chris Anderson and Kevin Kelly , among others. So, conflating the two, I decided to undertake what turned into a “pulling a thread on a sweater” exercise and see how many free places to learn things I could find on the Web relatively quickly. I’ve included some notes and observations on this exercise below, but first I’ll cut to the chase and offer a brief table of contents for what follows: Now for the notes and observations: First, this is obviously nowhere near a comprehensive list.
Sometimes a few conversations converge to result in a sort of serendipitous moment of insight --or at least questions. First there was Jeff Cobb's More than 100 Free Places to Learn--and Counting . It's a phenomenal list of resources, but I would guess overwhelming to the average person. Then a few days later Jeff links to Steve Rubel's article on The Digital Curator , of whom Steve says: The call of the curator requires people who are selfless and willing to act as sherpas and guides. They're identifiable subject matter experts who dive through mountains of digital information and distill it down to its most relevant, essential parts.
Learning environments are there to give us intellectual tools, so we can make good use of what we know. Methodology is crucial to good learning, and teachers can act as guides to help us hone our skills in information research and analysis. No software can teach you that.
What are the essential ingredients of a museum? If you’d asked this question perhaps 10 years ago, the list would have been pretty straightforward - walls, objects, respectful visitors, curators. The mental archetype of the museum in the popular consciousness would have been a place with things in it, cared for by people who knew about the things.
My favorite teacher was a man, prematurely gray at 35 years old, whom we called "Mr. John." This guy challenged me on everything, and I mean everything . He taught physics and our experiments were meant to enable us to follow a chain of reasoning to prove or disprove some theorem. Even when I nailed the reasoning and the data from the experiment he'd force me to look at it in another way, to apply perspective that had nothing to do with physics, and he could then get me to question whether the damn table was solid! Mr.
Gerrit Visser has been digitally curating content since “just after the internet was invented” in 1996. Curation has come a long way and today he’s curating on Paper.li using smart knowledge networks — people in the know who can be trusted. There are many faces to Gerrit Visser: digital curator, blogger at SmartMobs and thinker at Brainstorms (virtual communities set up by Howard Rheingold ), expert on knowledge management and learning, and nomadic worker.
The term “curate” is the interactive world’s new buzzword. During content creation and governance discussions, client pitches and creative brainstorms, I’ve watched this word gain traction at almost warp speed. As a transplant from museums and libraries into interactive media, I can’t help but ask what is it about this word that deserves redefinition for the web?