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ERIC Number: EJ931589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0194-3081
4Bs or Not 4Bs: Bricks, Bytes, Brains, and Bandwidth
Treat, Tod
New Directions for Community Colleges, n154 p5-15 Sum 2011
The effective integration of planning to include bricks, bytes, brains, and bandwidth (the 4Bs) represents an opportunity for community colleges to extend their capacity as knowledge-intensive organizations, coupling knowledge, technology, and learning. Integration is important to ensure that the interplay among organizations, agents within them, and technology result in enhanced global performance within the organization rather than localized improvement that creates new difficulties elsewhere. Enhanced roles for chief information officers should include people-enhancing processes, such as learning, coaching, mentoring, and team development; attention to learning architectures that include the 4Bs; and a strategic emphasis on developing organizational intelligence through transformation of data into working knowledge.
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Language: English
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