Wednesday, November 12, 2003

Event | «Engineering the Knowledge Society» (EKS) «Information technology supporting human development»

Organizer: WFEO (World Federation of Engineering organization), World Summit on the Information Sociey, & the IFIP
Date: December 11, 14.00 – 18.00 hrs
December 12, 9.00 – 13.00
Venue: Palexpo in Geneva (rooms O&N).
Details on the event is within this pdf file Download file

Dr. Mohan Raj Gurubatham, the Associate Professor at the International Business School, University Technology Malaysia informed me about this event. Read further his keynote address on Culture, Interactivity & Involvement that was presented at the etrain2003 Conference on Friday 11 July 2003. Full proceeding of the keynote address is available here.

Abstract of the keynote address:
Enabling technologies must recognize the difference between procedural skills and non-routine skills and thinking. Procedural skills are routine, and can be automatised. Most functionality and content tap procedural memory. Most business e-training content is of this genre in competency level.

Non-routine skills and thinking involve higner-level cognitive activity that activates cultural scripts or schema. Culture–pertinent design features are governed by paradigms that invoke relevant assumptions about self, society and the ecosystem

Both conscious and deeper unconscious values are involved in such thinking. Human coaching and discovery of these values and/or e-learning simulations that can facilitate these are strategically important in organisational learning. How can we parsimoniously model these processes?

A model of interactivity versus involvement is proposed. This model frames and captures tasks, behaviours, thinking, feeling and cultural assumptions that can drive the guiding principles for the next generation of e- learning.

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