IS, TeamUp and LO LO5638

Gray Southon (
Thu, 15 Feb 1996 21:57:04 +1100 (EST)

Replying to LO5608 --

At 07:35 PM 12/2/96, Simon Bell wrote:
>- learning in the development of information systems (LDIS). and,
>- TeamUp approach to project planning and management and learning systems

I believe that IS has tremendous capabilities as a medium for collective
learning, especially in the collective management of evolutionary
development by users. If users at different sites are working together to
develop a common system, while they are using it, you can get a
evolutionary symbiosis between the technology and the user working
environment. I have written a chapter describing such a process (The
Wentworth Consortium, Southon and Yetton in "Transforming Health Care
through Information" Lorenzi et al (eds), Springer-Verlag 1995).

I would be happy to provide further information on this, and learn about
other environements in which information technology promotes learning.


Gray Southon
Gray Southon
Consultant in Health Management Research and Analsysis
15 Parthenia St., Caringbah, NSW 2229, Australia
Ph/Fax +61 2 524 7822

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