In scope of a privacy and ethical impact assessment exercise (PIA+), DEVELOP created a set of scenarios to demonstrate potential privacy, ethical and legal impacts that might arise from a PLE such as DEVELOP, if careful thought was not given to these issues in the design process. The aim of these scenarios is to identify possible problems before they occur, communicate them to stakeholders, and prevent them already in an early development phase. We are sure this article will be interesting to anyone involved in the design and roll-out of learning and career development environments.
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In this article we propose a computational model of an individual’s social capital taking into account the social structure formed through workplace social contacts. The model bases on and integrates three well established theories: The Concept of Weak and Strong ties, The Concept of Structural holes, and Connection as a Resource.
Structure of an employee’s social network and strength of ties in this network play an important role in determining social capital for career growth. Social resources and access to information can ultimately contribute to career development of an individual and development of a business as a whole.