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Saturday, February 16, 2008

This week in links - week 7, 2008

3:31:00 PM Posted by Oscar Berg , , No comments
"Google kids lose their web cred" by Peter Williams:

"The idea that the Google generation ­- those brought up in the digital age -­ is the most web-literate is a myth, according to research commissioned by the British Library and JISC"

"Although young people appear at ease with IT they are overdependent on search engines, view rather than read, and lack the critical and analytical skills to assess the information they find on the web."

"The research warns libraries they will have to adapt to the digital mindset if they are to survive and prosper."
"Enterprise 2.0: Five Innovations the CIO Shouldn't Miss" by Jack Santos:
"Technology managers can't afford to ignore Web 2.0 collaboration technologies, such as blogs, social networking, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and converged communications"
"The Trouble With Web 2.0" by Alexander Wilms:

"According to the conclusions of Tim O’Reilly the core is not the technology (which has been there for some time) but the emergence of new “patterns” – new or changed business processes and a new concept of the user. These patterns have been put to good use in the World Wide Web. But can they be transferred to a corporate environment, at the enterprise level, as well? Let’s have a closer look on them.
  • the Web 2.0 platform breaks down borders between services
  • Web 2.0 utilizes the collective intelligence of its users
  • Web 2.0 cannot control the process of knowledge creation
  • Web 2.0 is constantly linking knowledge, thereby not protecting intellectual property"

Finally, in the post "Collaboration Tools" Mike Griffits presents an Excel spreadsheet created by Edgardo Gonzalez called "Collaborative Team Assessment" which you can download from the post. It contains criteria assessing your team’s abilities in:

  • Self Organizing
  • Empowered to Make Decisions
  • Belief in Vision and Success
  • Committed Team
  • Trust Each Other
  • Participatory Decision Making
  • Consensus-Driven
  • Constructive Disagreement

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