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Title: Report on the IDRC 2012 Canadian Learning Forum : Virtual Platforms, Knowledge Management and International Development, February 7-8, 2012, Winnipeg
Authors: Hodgson, Dwayne
Keywords: ONLINE COMMUNITIIES
CONFERENCE REPORTS
ICT
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
PROGRESS REPORTS
ELECTRONIC LEARNING
SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES
PROGRAMME EVALUATION
MONITORING AND EVALUATION
DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE
VIRTUAL PLATFORM
Date: May-2012
Abstract: Over the past five years, the Canadian Partnerships (CP) program at IDRC has supported a number of Canadian academic, research and civil society organizations to use online virtual platforms (VPs) in their research, policy development, project collaboration, capacity building and dissemination activities. VPs are online tools and systems that are designed to facilitate knowledge sharing, management and collaboration amongst geographically dispersed actors. International development organizations increasingly see these VPs as a means to connecting far-flung staff, partners, participants and supporters to document, compile and make sense of their collective learning to enhance real-world, “off-line results”. Moreover, for organizations that work globally, VPs also offer the advantage of reducing the costs, inconvenience and pollution associated with international travel; and as more and more people in the global South are connecting to the Internet via mobile phones, the potential to reach new constituencies and to support collaboration between local, national and international actors is exciting, but also potentially overwhelming for staff charged with starting up and facilitating the use of these platforms...
Description: Library has French version: Rapport sur le Forum canadien d'apprentissage du CRDI 2012 : plateformes virtuelles, gestion des connaissances et développement international, Winnipeg, les 7 et 8 février 2012
Address: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50571
Project Number: 106640
Project Title: Canadian Partnerships Regional Learning Forum
Access: Open Access
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