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Next Generation Knowledge Machines by Syed V. Ahamed

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Knowledge Flow in Universities

In this chapter, a typical American university is chosen as a model for the quantitative analysis for the flow of knowledge in a reasonably well-defined academic setting. Knowledge flow assumes quantifiable patterns and much like the flow and retention of rain water over a given terrain of land; the quality (of teaching) and quantity (number of credit hours) of knowledge retained by students is estimated on a qualitative and quantitative basis. The model presented in this chapter is entirely generic. It can be applied in any center of learning and during any period of training, residency in limited time frame, or even to the evolution of species as they gain survival skills, and build their knowledge potential ...

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