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Knowledge Sharing over Social Networking Systems

Previous research has focused heavily on community communications as they occur in e.g. communities of practice. Still, as indicated by the concept of networked individualism, contacts are becoming more networked in nature and group membership is transient. The research presented … Continue reading

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Cognitive Load and Knowledge Sharing In Learning Networks

Learning Networks are online social networks designed to support non-formal learning; they are therefore particularly suitable for self-directed learners. In Learning Networks, learners need to acquire knowledge through knowledge sharing with other participants. However, without a support structure, learners have … Continue reading

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Don’t worry, nobody can steal your knowledge

Why do I share my knowledge? Well, actually, I don’t. I could not share my knowledge with you, if I wanted. There is no such thing as knowledge transfer. Data and information can be transferred, but not knowledge. To me, … Continue reading

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On the importance of social capital in knowledge sharing within virtual communities of practice

Read The development of social capital is an important piece towards fostering knowledge sharing in these groups. In other words, a cohesive, functioning community must develop. And members must trust one another. It makes sense, right? Social capital can bridge … Continue reading

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Social capital and political bias in knowledge sharing

The benefits of social capital for the sharing of knowledge are frequently emphasized in the literature. However, a few authors have also begun to draw our attention towards the drawbacks of social capital for the working of organizations. In particular, … Continue reading

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Ad-hoc Transient Communities – Towards Fostering Knowledge sharing in Learning Networks

Read (Download – at Viewer, change View) To enhance users’ social embedding within learning networks, we propose to establish ad-hoc transient communities. These communities serve a particular goal, exist for a limited period of time and operate according to specific … Continue reading

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