Bad Information

KM/ Enterprise 2.0

I think this is EXACTLY why we should get over our fears of having no control over tools such as wikis and blogs. Very well said!

This is from a recap of an eLearning Guild session by Angela White:

“The idea of collaboration and using tools like Wikis to contain community-generated content means moving away from this old idea of a single owner. That’s going to be a tough one… Another argument the resisters cry is “But what if bad information gets out there?” Well, Kevin had a great point. The “bad” information is already out there – it’s over the phone, near the water cooler, buried in personal email. If that content was put out on a collective space like a Wiki it could be seen by the community and corrected. In a way, there’s more “control” in that. Another concern management has about these tools is that it will encourage people to waste time. Well, again, if they are going to waste time – they are going to waste time. Tools don’t waste time, people do. I’m going to adopt some of these ideas and add them to my elevator conversations.”

Published by Mike Taylor

Born with a life-long passion for learning, I have the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology & collaboration.

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