The emerging technologies

Peter Scott

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    Tracking emerging technologies and speculating on future uptake and influence is a risky business. By ‘variety’ Moore intends ‘variety of format’, and in the ‘infosphere’ he can point to technical leaps in mobility, such as Personal Digital Assistants and even mobile telephony extensions into the online. Some easy wins for future-prediction pundits include communication leaps such as Bluetooth, WiFi, mobile devices like 3G telephones, radio frequency identification tagging, and even grid computing. While ‘value’ is essential in the corporate learning sphere, it is less relevant for the conventional campus-based universities. As the semantic web is of longer-term impact, it is difficult to find working examples that will highlight the strengths and weaknesses of this technical development. Intelligent agents are software systems that can act autonomously on our behalf. Sometimes, a user can delegate substantial authority to such a system. A critical future development for corporate universities lies in the integration of the training function with a company’s knowledge management process.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Corporate University Development
    Subtitle of host publicationManaging Strategic Learning Initiatives in Public and Private Domains
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781351156837
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan. 2017


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