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Knowledge Mining: Instructional Designers Note That Data Is Not Knowledge, Just As Crude Oil Is Not Rocket Fuel

Knowledge Mining: Instructional Designers Note That Data Is Not Knowledge, Just As Crude Oil Is Not Rocket Fuel

Today’s employees are knowledge miners. Because data are just that – data. Data has no intrinsic meaning or usefulness. Like buried coal or oil, it is inert; it is static, useless to us. It does, however, have enormous potential. In fact it has incalculable possibilities. And that is where Instructional Designers can play a crucial role. Let me explain.

5 Benefits Of Integrating Knowledge Management Systems Into Corporate eLearning Platforms

5 Benefits Of Integrating Knowledge Management Systems Into Corporate eLearning Platforms

Most companies, having realized the importance of standardized procedures with respect to training and information exchange among employees both vertically and horizontally, have invested thousands of dollars on various types of eSolutions, such as corporate web sites, learning management systems, and knowledge management systems. However, many HR departments still find themselves in position of spending both work-hours and effort striving not only to evaluate, classify and prioritize documents before deciding what to communicate to whom and how, but also to handle issues such as files updates, access rights, duplicates in distinct locations, etc. In this article, I’ll give you 5 top benefits of integrating your knowledge management system into your corporate eLearning platform for optimizing professional development within your organization.

Build Or Buy e-Learning Content To Support Your Product Launch

Build Or Buy eLearning Content To Support Your Product Launch

Developing e-learning content to support a product launch might not seem as immediately important as much as say, marketing or PR, but it’s crucial to get everybody in your organisation not only understanding it, but living and breathing the messages behind it. Once your product is released, it’s too late to start developing e-learning content - by this point, your people need to know it inside and out, and have the necessary tools at their disposal to help it succeed.