Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Feeding the Foragers

Continuing my contemplation of ways to improve the effectiveness of PLEs, I noticed an article from Clark Quinn, Formal, informal, and information foraging.

In addition to providing several interesting links, he reminds us of the role information architecture can play in this age of foraging. If there is play for PLEs as an application I suspect it will come in the form of an interface that restructures the data to increase its absorption rate.

Clark also has an interesting article, Filling the informal gap, which asks whether there is an important middle ground between formal and informal learning. Perhaps this is the sweet spot for subject matter experts and thought leaders to contribute learning material.

On a mildly related topic, it looks like Mike Kavis has made interesting progress towards turning Enterprise Architecture into a collaborative endeavor. I hope he provides future updates on his efforts.

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