Knowledge Gardening

I am now adding content. Said content will describe dynamic knowledge gardening and, it says here, make my papers on the subject available.  I should spend a lot more time on this, time I just don’t have right now, but 2008 is shaping up to be the year where knowledge gardens take shape. Brief note: TopicSpaces has been online (quietly), then taken offline when AT&T accidentally shut off my DSL, taking an entire week to turn it back on. TopicSpaces is my open source knowledge gardening platform. There will be several papers given to international audiences about knowledge gardening and TopicSpaces during this year.

Knowledge Gardens


The project to create the Online Learning Knowledge Garden is a collaboration between Cranfield University and partner HEIs. The aim of the project is to support staff who are developing and delivering online learning.


Harun, Afdallyna F., and Nor Laila Md. Noor (2007). “User Interface for Knowledge Sharing Using Knowledge Gardening Metaphor”. M.J. Smith, G. Salvendy (Eds.): Human Interface, Part II, HCII 2007, LNCS 4558, pp. 319–327.

Chalmers,Matthew (1993) “Using a landscape metaphor to represent a corpus of documents.” In Andrew U. Frank and Irene Campari, eds., Spatial Information Theory: A Theoretical Basis for GIS: European Conference, COSIT ’93. Springer-Verlag, 1993. online at

Crossley, M., N. J. Davies, A. J. McGrath, and M. A. Z. Rejman-Greene,(1999) “The Knowledge Garden”, BT Technology Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp76-84, January 1999. online at”

Naeve, Ambjörn (1997). “The Garden of Knowledge as a Knowledge Manifold: A Conceptual Framework for Computer Supported Subjective Education”. TRITA-NA-D9708  CID-17, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden 1997.

Naeve, Ambjön (1999). “Conceptual Navigation and Multiple Scale Narration in a Knowledge Manifold”. TRITA-NA-D9910 CID-52, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden.

Park, Jack (2007). “Just-In-Time Learning: A Tool-builder’s Perspective”. Invited talk: GHR Forum 2007, Seoul, Korea. October, 2007. Available online at

Pipek, Volkmar, and Volker Wulf (2003)”Pruning the Answer Garden: Knowledge Sharing in Maintenance Engineering”, In K. Kuutti, E.H. Karsten, G. Fitzpatrick, P. Dournish, and K. Schmidt (eds). Proceedings of the Eighth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. 14-18 September, 2003. Helsinki, Finland. online at

Scott, B. (2006). “The Online Learning Knowledge Garden: A Pedagogic Planning Tool for e-Learning”. Proceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development, TENCompetence Conference. March 30th-31st, Sofia, Bulgaria: TENCompetence. online at

Udel, Jon (2004). “Collaborative Knowledge Gardening”. Weblog entry, available online at

Vollmar, Gabriele (2005). Knowledge Gardening: Wissensarbeit in intelligenten Organizationen.  Bertelsmann AG

Weller, Katrin and Isabella Peters (2008).  “Seeding, Weeding, Fertilizing: Tag Gardening Activities for Folksonomy Maintenance and Enrichment”. I-Semantics, Triple-I Conference 2008, Graz, 4 September, 2008.

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