Web 2.0 tools combined with face-to-face methods offer new opportunities for better knowledge sharing across disciplines, languages and borders. This article comprises an overview and case studies – the personal accounts of six participants and one facilitator of a 2008 Workshop on Knowledge Sharing, sponsored by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research. It lays out the rationale for, and lessons learned from, those efforts, as well as from a second workshop hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. It explains why, in today's culture of self-directed learning, group experiences remain essential. The authors describe their learning trajectories and application of knowledge sharing tools and methods in their work.
Staiger-Rivas, S.; Galie, A.; Hack, B.; Jorge, M.A.; Meadu, V.; Tateossian, F.; Salokhe, G.; White, N. 2010. Learning to share knowledge for global agricultural progress. International Journal of Web Based Communities 6(2):209-226.