Monthly Archives: October 2006

Getting from tacit to explicit

I think Tony has nailed this one right on the button.  I very much agree that a large part of maximizing learning is to get tacit knowledge to become explicit knowledge. As he points out another advantage to capturing that tacit knowledge is the opportunity for discovering the potential for corrections/improvements.

eLearning Technology: Tacit vs. Explicit Knowledge – Decisions Learning Professionals Make Everyday

Corporate Learning

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A nice post on learning in a corporation make the point that the goal should be to take tacit knowledge and efficiently redistribute it as explicit knowledge. I think this is right on the mark. Part of learning, maybe the first step, is sharing what others already know. Great post!!!!

 

Screen capture tools

From Digital Inspiration comes a nice list of free screen capture tools. I do agree with the recommendation of buying SnagIt if you are going to be doing a lot of screen shooting. Well worth the $40. Otherwise these free tools will get you what you need.

You might also want to check out this post on capturing shots from your browser and if you need to capture motion and screen activity instead of static screenshots check out the post on Screencasting tools.

Great Online File Conversion Tool

Convert Between All Videos or Audio Formats Online » Digital Inspiration

“From Amit Agarwal’s great blog comes another nice online tool. Media Convert is a free online converter service that can convert any audio or video file format into almost any other format such as AVI, MOV, SWF, MPEG, FLV, Real, DivX and several more.

Handles files up to 50MB without any downloads or plug-ins. You can even grab screenshots of any url and more with this tool. Nice page to keep in your list of bookmarks.

UPDATE: Zamzar may be a bit better. Better interface 100MB limit. Check it out.