Dynamic Knowledge Initiative
Q: How can technology drive the formation of new knowledge, expand dialog, and fuel the exchange of ideas?
A: The Dynamic Knowledge Initiative. The DKI defines the NMC's approaches to collaboration and how it aims to create new knowledge. The initiative encourages the NMC to model and promote effective use of social tools in support of knowledge generation and sharing.
At the center of this initiative are the NMC’s values of collaboration and community, and the activities within it cut across the full scope of the NMC’s efforts. The Dynamic Knowledge Initiative (DKI) began several years ago with an exploration of social computing and the tools that could support it, and was greatly informed by the work of Douglas Engelbart. Early efforts included extensive literature reviews on topics like learning object and visual literacy, and the NMC’s first forays into online meetings.
Later work includes research and explorations of collective intelligence and the ways social networking tools enable us to access and share useful information. The DKI is the impetus behind the NMC Series of Virtual Symposia, as well as the extensive online social networking tools that are at the center of the NMC’s website and its growing community in the virtual world of Second Life.