This BLOG has a double purpose. It aims to contribute to the discussion and development of the academic field that could be situated in between complexity theory, knowledge management, innovation and learning; in summary a more holistic and systemic approach to management. As such it reflects the activities that take place in the Euromed transversal research track on this subject. The Home Page and the Reading host this contribution. In the News and Discussion sections, this BLOG is used to animate courses in the area of “Complexity and the Networked Economy”, "Knowledge Management and Learning" and "A quantum interpreation of business".
Two suggested readings that give an accessible insight for the French speakers in complexity theory. The first one is a general introduction to "chaos theory". The second one is an understandable account on "fractals".
Virtual learning seems to progress, as I have suggested numbers of times, and to which I actively try to contribute. An interesting thesis is made, comparing different typologies of educational sites. It gives an nice state of the art.
Furthermore, the European Union announces a pilot project that prepares for a "Virtual Erasmus": a European project for virtual mobility of students. Though it only concerns a pilot for the moment, the project seems promising and could open entirely new ways of (continuous) learning.
Yet another interesting source, going in the same direction, is a kind of a virtual library. If you would like to see its potential, just try to search on "complexity".
We start in this second semester with a new (electif) course "Complexity and Knowledge". Again based on complexity theory, this course concentrates on its application in knowledge management and management learning, with a particular attention to the learning manager also. The students need to create their own learning experience road book and therefor they get a weekly assignment. As with the previous course (a core course) the course related assignments and discussions can be followed in the news and discussion sections. Feel free to take part in the discussions. Learning, after all, is a network experience