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Gerhard Fischer and Hal Eden: Design, Learning, and Collaboration - Spring Semester 2004

Assignment 18: Living Organizational Memories

source: Fischer, G., & Ostwald, J. (2001) "Knowledge Management — Problems, Promises, Realities, and Challenges," IEEE Intelligent Systems, January/February 2001, pp. 60-72.
available at: []

Important — Role distribution: analyzers and summarizers for assignment 18:

1. Surles, Robert

2. Tsung, Nilo

3. Turner, Kitty

The “analyzers and summarizers” can do their work individually or jointly

due: Wed, April 28

1. producers: please submit by 10:00am to the class website - please be on time, so the “analyzers and summarizers” can do their work!

2. summarizers: please submit by 2:00pm to the class website

Briefly discuss the following issues:

1. what did you find

1.1. interesting about the article?

1.2. not interesting about the article?

2. what do you consider the main message of the article?

3. there is a section in the article “courses-as-seeds” analyzing an earlier course from a KM perspective. Please analyze briefly our course in a similar fashion against the framework and claims made in the article.

4. analyze the

4.1. strength and

4.2. weakness

of the Swiki as a computational environment to support KM.

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