Albert A. Angehrn
Professor of Information Technology
Connection Dynamics; Intelligent Social Agents; Connection Games; Network Visualisation; Lifelong Competence Development; Knowledge Management; Virtual Communities; Learning Technology
This paper addresses the challenge of enhancing social interaction through value-added connections among online community members engaged in knowledge exchange. The authors report on their exploration of three types of connection dynamics:1 features enabling network members to visualise and browse through relationship networks2 intelligent agents3 innovative game dynamics aimed at stimulating the identification and establishment of value-adding connections between users and knowledge assets, individuals, groups and communities.The authors describe here how such dynamics could be embedded in lifelong competence development networks.