Knowledge and Information LO30716

From: Philip Keogh (
Date: 10/16/03

Replying to LO30703 --

Hi At

In response to my earlier response on this matter. The following quote
from "The Social Life of Information" by Brown and Duguid seems apposite.

"Learning is usually treated as a supply-side matter, thought to follow
teaching, training, or information delivery. But learning is more demand
driven. People learn in response to need. When people cannot see the need
for what's being taught, they ignore it, reject it, or fail to assimilate
it in any meaningful way. Conversely, when they have a need, then, if the
resources for learning are available, people learn effectively and


Philip Keogh
Pathology Information Officer
(see our website at


"Philip Keogh" <>

[Host's Note: In assoc w/

The Social Life of Information by John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid


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