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A simple approach to knowledge acquisition on the Web.

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  • 1. Knowledge Acquisition on the Web: A Simple Approach February 2012
  • 2. The Web is the New Oracle…With the vast amount ofinformation available abouteverything you ever wanted orneed to know,the challenge is in how to take aswift, coherent approach toturning data into knowledge, andperhaps wisdom 2
  • 3. The Challenge is in Turning Data into Knowledge, and perhaps Wisdom…• According to Russell Ackoff, a systems theorist and professor of organizational change, the content of the human mind can be classified into five categories:• Data: symbols• Information: data that are processed to be useful; provides answers to "who", "what", "where", and "when" questions• Knowledge: application of data and information; answers "how" questions• Understanding: appreciation of "why"• Wisdom: evaluated understanding Source: http://www.systems-thinking.org/dikw/dikw.htm 3
  • 4. Here’s One Approach… ThinkTrack Plan Do Learn 4
  • 5. Think Think• What is your knowledge goal?• What are you trying to learn?• What do you want to do with the knowledge you will gain? 5
  • 6. Plan Plan• What type of data or information do you need?• Where will you find it?• How will you organize it? 6
  • 7. LearnLearn• What are your learning objectives, i.e. what do you need to learn in order to gain knowledge about the solution you seek?• What method will you use to learn most effectively? 7
  • 8. Do Do• How will you apply what you’ve learnt?• E.g. – Run a test – Write a blog – Run a campaign – Build a blueprint 8
  • 9. Track Track• How will you track how successfully you’ve assimilated and applied what you set out to learn?• Can you objectively measure your success and demonstrate the results to others? 9
  • 10. Try it…The more you useit, the faster you Thinkbecome. Track Plan Do Learn 10
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