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Building the Knowledge Culture

Question: How Do Knowledge Workers Help with Information Overload?

Guy St. Clair

The Information Africa Organization (IAO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) registered in Kenya by the NGO council. The main objective of the organization is to build capacity among the youth in Information Communication (ICT) to enhance use of information available in the cyberspace for development. The full description of IAO’s objective is found here. At the site, the current question under discussion has to do with information overload, a subject often given attention in the KM/knowledge services discipline. The IAO discussion forum raises the issue by noting that information overload and professional/scientific language are barriers to information flow, and…
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Charles Ombongi Masese Completes SMR Africa’s First Scholarship Program

Guy St. Clair

SMR International has announced that the winner of SMR Africa’s first training program has completed his courses.¬†Inaugurated in 2010 with funding from SMR Africa – SMR’s African affiliate – the program enables African students to learn ICT and KM skills. Charles Ombongi Masese of Nairobi and Nyanguru Village, Kisii was the first SMR Africa scholarship winner. He used the grant for computer training, attending a seven-month program of nine courses, each with 4 -8 class meetings. The program is offered by Hansons’ College of Professional Studies, Nairobi. At the completion of the course, Masese was awarded a certificate from Hansons’…
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Technology Failures in Nonprofits: Perhaps the Focus is in the Wrong Place

Guy St. Clair

For several years, nonprofits have been trying to figure out how to bring the benefits of technology to developing countries and to others who do not have resources to participate in the technology revolution. [And as a personal aside: Did I say “revolution”? Can it still be a “revolution”? We’ve been living with computers since 1981 or so – longer for some folks – and yet we’re still thinking of the marvels of technology as a “revolution.” Why is that? Probably because the changes come so fast with technology – and are ongoing – that for many of the wordsmiths,…
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