People | Alumni | Mark GlaisterSocialearn Project Manager
I spent my days herding various cats by managing all key resources (people - from across OU and externals - and budget) to deliver the products of the SocialLearn Project. After many years as a Management Consultant hopping from assignement to assignment, it's great to be focussed on something that brings together some really cool ideas and people. Main SL Team are Simon Buckingham Shum, Rebecca Ferguson and Thanh Le.
Keys: Project Manager - SocialLearn
HypermediaNew Media SystemsSemantic Web &
Knowledge ServicesSocial Software
Knowledge Management is...
Creating learning organisations hinges on managing knowledge at many levels. Knowledge can be provided by individuals or it can be created as a collective effort of a group working together towards a common goal, it can be situated as "war stories" or it can be generalised as guidelines, it can be described informally as comments in a natural language, pictures and technical drawings or it can be formalised as mathematical formulae and rules, it can be expressed explicitly or it can be tacit, embedded in the work product. The recipient of knowledge - the learner - can be an individual or a work group, professionals, university students, schoolchildren or informal communities of interest.
Our aim is to capture, analyse and organise knowledge, regardless of its origin and form and make it available to the learner when needed presented with the necessary context and in a form supporting the learning processes.