Encouraging Knowledge Sharing. Quote: “Often, we assume that people share based on “what's in it for me”…i.e. sharing of knowledge happens because I think it will help me some how. That may be true…but I wonder if there is such a thing as sharing simply because it is the most natural thing to do with certain things. For example, when something good happens to a friend…we share it with others. Do we do this because of “what's in it for me”?…or do we do it because the thing we are dealing with is something that needs to be shared – because of what it is?”

Comment: See also “Five Tips to Reduce Knowledge Loss” .Ê I wrote a Title III proposal along these lines a few years ago (it didn't make it), as 50% of our faculty are in the process of retiring. [Serious Instructional Technology]

it always amazes me how much people forget. I think as society gets more and more individualistics and isolated, the verbal communicaiton and thus the memory preserving functions diminish signifincatly.. replacing it is pseudo memor and nostalgia for things that never existed.