Learn about the development of the concept of Trade with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. In its long and diverse history, trade has promoted communication between countless communities. And it has been concerned with the exchange of countless goods from local markets to national economies. Scientists have found evidence that ancient hunting tribes traded for flint more than 150,000 years ago. Such trade enabled these tribes to gain products they could not make or find in their own territory. And as such actions pre-dated currency, these ancient tribes traded through a bartering system. Bartering means the exchange of one product for another. Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind. iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellouise Rothwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/imnd/000157/bk_imnd_000157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Educational discourse treats school as a bounded system, an institutional shell waiting to be filled by the actions of teachers and administrators. However, as schools become more open through the impact of technology and the influence of societal change, the narrowness of this reality is changing. This book suggests that pedagogical communities should be understood in their wider meaning, not only certain school, but all the border-crossing networked communities. Regarding this, also teachers professional development is seen innovatively as relationship-based professional development. This development cannot be considered separate from social networks and the development of collaborative learning technologies. Instead, they should be seen as the elements of teachers intelligent networks which include members of pedagogical communities, learning technologies, media and information sources, and in which teachers exchange information and create new knowledge in order to develop their profession. This book is especially useful to the e-learning specialists, educational professionals, authorities and change makers.
This bachelor thesis is a purely theoretical assessment of the concept of online brand communities and the opportunities and benefits in store for companies, when tending to and maintaining online communities centered around its brand. The study employs real life examples of current online brand communities, such as Alienware, Star Trek and Rubik's Cube. The report is governed by four main perspectives concerning the activities and interactions taking place on online brand communities. These are conpany-consumer communication, consumer-consumer knowledge exchange, reinforcement of the brand, and social interaction and consumer bonding. Finally, the report introduces a model which provides an overview of the different activities and practices and the opportunities and benefits these entail.
Organisations are under pressure to keep pace with a fast changing, highly competitive, and increasingly global business. To continue to grow and thrive in this environment, global players need to make use of the new technologies, recognise knowledge and knowledge workers as their most important asset, maximise cross-cultural and cross-border knowledge exchange to find innovative solutions for their clients, and encourage their organisational learning process. The present empirical study takes up the chance to explore how one single cross-border communications agency, StrawberryFrog (SF), herein defined as a technology-enabled, geographically dispersed organisation overlaid by a community of practice, maximises its position in the volatile international advertising industry by making use of the new information technologies, recognising intellectual capital as a key asset, treating cultural diversity as a resource, and leveraging the functionality and benefit of communities of practice to encourage their organisational learning and knowledge sharing processes across geographical borders, cultural boundaries, and time zones.
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a service-based economy in which the service industry is a highly competitive market environment. Therefore, organisations require employing strategies to compete and sustain their competitive advantage in order to survive. Communities of practice (CoPs) provide a suitable environment for knowledge exchange and creation. This study combined qualitative and quantitative approaches to answer the main study question about the role of CoPs existed in Bahrain on corporate sustainability. The findings of the study did not support all the hypotheses developed in this study. From the study findings it is recommended that organisations in Bahrain service industry should develop a knowledge management strategy and implement CoPs to sustain their position in the market. Despite the fact that the study was conducted in Bahrain service organisations, it is suggested that it can be applied to different organisations in various countries across the globe because of its generic approach. However, it needs to be customised for local application.