Track: Theoretical and Research Presentations

Title Knowledge Emergence in vitro
Author(s): Kevin Feenan
Date Thursday, March 17 16:00
Location: North 1
Abstract For participants who are interested in curriculum development and knowledge emergence theory, this lecture presents an extension of work completed by Ikujiro Nonaka and Ryoko Toyama (2005) in the field of knowledge creation. The dynamic model of knowledge-creation is used to illustrate advantages and disadvantages when using virtual worlds in vitro as part of the educational process.The lecture will contain six sub-sections including: Dynamic Model of Knowledge Creation, Sociability, Importance of Linguistic Capital, Cultural Shift, Measuring Learning, and Virtual World Classrooms in vitro.
Bio(s): Kevin Feenan:
SL: Phelan Corrimal

Kevin Feenan is President of Rockcliffe University Consortium, an online non-profit organization dedicated to the development of knowledge emergence, organizational design, and leadership and technical studies based on virtual collaborative environments. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s International EMBA program, Kevin’s 21-year IM/IT career has included management consulting, project management, business analysis, and software development for a variety of companies including the Government of Canada, Bell Canada, EDS, and Xerox. In addition, Kevin is ABD with the University of Phoenix having studied Organizational Design and Leadership with specific focus on disruptive innovations.

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