Do I Know Where I Am Going? And How Do I Read the Directions Along the Way? The Knowledge Pathway in the Context of Surrounding Information and a Toolset for Effective Growth
15th WMSCI multi-conference, CENT symposium (collaborative enterprise), Orlando, Florida USA
6 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2011
Date Written: June 1, 2011
This paper utilizes theory from several previous Science that do not exist in a vacuum. It is surrounded by philosophy, theology (although not always popular to recognise today) and art as a beginning. These diverse areas have undergone parallel developments and as they do so the tools and techniques to investigate and explore these areas have also progressed in parallel. Following the movement of the modern western world this paper starts with a broad comparison using science, branches of mathematics, philosophy and art, with additional comparisons with theology. Knowledge management - an often abused expression - is more than just data collection, information presentation, or simple pathways beyond this. Rather it involves the efficient juxtaposition of background information and the value adding of presentation to enhance explicit understanding in a dynamic manner.
The paper explains the different approaches to knowledge management inherent in each phase, using concrete examples, and then suggests possible extrapolation of these linear progressions for future knowledge management as well as possible toolsets necessary for future understanding and expansion of the knowledge set.
This paper also goes one step further than normally considered, by investigating approaches to cognition in the data management areas and human cognition requirements and advantages. As society evolves, the requirements for successful presentation of data evolve, and yet the raw data amounts can also be effectively presented in new and more compressed manners. So the total information presented can actually increase exponentially and may become easier to understand.
Finally explicit modern examples are utilised to demonstrate the effect of the altered approaches through the distinct time periods and a simple juxtaposition of the technological tools available in each period are utilised to enhance the data presentations. The end results are considered and the effect that the technology may have made to the recording and use of the data and it's transmission as data, information or knowledge evaluated, and a suggested model for overall efficiency of knowledge management presented in conclusion.
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