13:51 11/06/2004 Mathemagenic: Mathemagenic
...giving birth to learning...


  Monday, June 30, 2003

  Blogs vs. KnowledgeBoard

No time to comment, so just to point it out: there is an interesting discussion about effects of members turning to blogging for the KnowledgeBoard community (scroll and read in reverse order :)

  Personal voices of business blogs

The Good, The Bad, and the Blogly [via José Luis Orihuela]:

So while you can have an anonymous "institutional" blog with rapid response, it's bound to have an institutional voice, which isn't as interesting or, I suspect, as much fun for the writers.

This would be exactly my reaction :)

More on: blogs in business 

  Sunday, June 29, 2003

  Interdependent Thoughts in Dutch and German

Ton starts Dutch/German bilingual version of his blog. This makes me happy because only recently I thought that it would be nice for me to read some Dutch blogs to improve my Dutch. Any other suggestions of blogs in Dutch about KM/learning are welcome.

This thinking was inspired by two posts about blogs and language learning by Steffanie.

  Wednesday, June 25, 2003

  Sweeping in front of your doors

David Buchan points to the quote by Jim McGee that I missed with my vacation:

There's an old story that I've heard described as a Russion proverb. It says that if each one of us takes care of sweeping the sidewalk in front of our own home, we won't need streetsweepers. It's worth thinking about how that might apply to the world of knowledge work, both on the level of being an individual knowledge worker yourself and on the level of helping make the other knowledge workers that surround you more effective.

1. Great metaphor to use thinking about knowledge workers.

2. I was curious about Russian proverb as I can't easily recall it (although it looked familiar). I did a search and found that this is a citation from Leo Tolstoy that is used in slightly different variants as a proverb (or may be he used the proverb in his writing?).

In original it looks like (my not perfect translation from Russian version):

Don't ask others to do things you can do yourself. Let everyone sweep in front of his or her door. If each [of us] will do it, the whole street will be clean.

More on: knowledge networker 

  KM and learning + I-KNOW conference

Pointers to articles about convergence of KM and learning from AOK (Association of knowledge work, many areas are password-protected, but joining is free and worth the effort) recent EZine:

I didn't have time to read them, so this is just to collect pointers.

This is one of the topics I study closely at work and the one that brings me to the I-KNOW 03 conference next week. Together with a colleague I wrote a paper "Converging knowledge management, training and e-learning: scenarios to make it work", which should be availiable on-line after the conference.

By the way, I was happy to find that Jay Cross will be one of keynote speakers and looking forward to meet him. Wondering if there are other bloggers to meet at I-KNOW.

More on: I-KNOW learning event 

  Saturday, June 21, 2003

  One year blogging

It's one year of blogging today.

[25 June] This post was in drafts and I didn't have time to finish it. My silence since I'm back is explained easily: a lot of work. Sometimes you have to do things and have less space for a reflection (or reflection is too confidential to blog :)

I wanted to write here about my experiences during this year, but I feel a bit of wordless now. 

It fits. It's like it has been here always. Like finding the missing piece of the puzzle. Like a book that says something you have in mind, but much better.

It feels simple. You don't need much. You are not afraid. You can be yourself.

It challenges. It feels like flying, like opening new doors. You don't know what will be there tomorrow, but you are looking forward to it.

It's interplay. Dialogues. Care. Growth.

And you don't need words to explain it. Living through it is much better.

This is what I call love. Somehow I feel like that about blogging. That's why I don't feel like explaining it. Blogging is much better than writing about blogging :)

More on: life 

  Friday, June 20, 2003

  Post index for Radio

Displaying a Post Index with Radio UserLand by Rogers Cadenhead [via Roland Tanglao: KLogs] makes it easy to create list of all or category specific posts of a Radio blog.

So, welcome to my new Index to Weblog Entries.

More on: Radio 

  Back home

I'm back from tropical waters with warm memories. Haven't missed blogging, but happy to read you all again.

If you are curious: I went to Bali, Indonesia. Saw temples, was impressed by underwater flights of sting-rays, dived wreck at night, had mandi lulur body treatment, couldn't resist buying stupid souvenirs, soaked in a waterfall, made too many pictures of rice-fields, ate gorgeous food, admired legong dance, didn't try surfing, got addicted to the flavor of frangipani tree flowers...

More on: life 

  Tuesday, June 03, 2003

  Went off-line

I'm going to dive in tropical waters and I'm taking it seriousely :) Radio will go off and I will try to stay away from Internet. Feeling like adventures and fresh air...

Should be back in two weeks. Let's see if I miss you :)))

More on: life 

  Sunday, June 01, 2003

  Why PhDs should start blogging

Things New PhDs Should Start Doing [via José Luis Orihuela]

  1. Keep a Research Diary
  2. Maintain an Electronic Bibliography
  3. Know Your Search Engines
  4. An Archiving System for Useful Info
  5. Learn The Composition of your Research Community
  6. Document Useful Learning Experiences
  7. Keep a Professional Home Page
  8. Maintain an Updated CV
  9. Get Involved Early On
  10. Develop Research Meta-awareness

This article provide a good reference to justify why PhDs should start blogging :)

Later: by following links from this article I arrived to Networking on the Network: A Guide to Professional Skills for PhD Students by Phil Agre. Something to add to my to read list.

More on: PhD research 


Link collection:

Feed on feeds (server side RSS reader) [via Brain off]

Word cleaner (to make clean HTML from Word-generated HTML) [via Blogging from the Barrio]

Teams That Span Time Zones Face New Work Rules by Bill Snyder [via Many-to-many] - worth reading if you are interested how to improve communication in virtual teams

Social Software and Social Capital and summary of the report [via Many-to-many]

Getting up to speed on wikis and Getting up to speed on wikis, part 2 - collections of wiki links by Jim McGee

More on: communities wiki 

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