How to Replace Top-Down Training with Collaborative Learning (3)

Jay Cross

In its place enters social and informal learning hubs like on-demand content, live online discussions, wikis and forums, and searchable content archives. the United Way Committee or neighborhood watch). Third post in a series. In case you missed it, here are the first and second.

Could a Super Bowl ad make us love the US Government?

Steve Denning

Saatchi & Saatchi adopts a similar theme of freedom, by pointing out all the crazy things that are possible in the US.

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Research and Evidence

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

And let me clear that I totally respect this part of his response , where he says that "in my part of the world and where I am currently in my career/life, this is the most fruitful and potentially influential approach that I can adopt."

Micah Sifry: Why the Net’s effect on politics has disappointed us

David Weinberger

A wiki? E.g., WhatsApp adopted privacy encryption for 100s of millions of users. ” I’m on the board of Consumer Reports and I’ve been urging them to adopt this change.

[berkman] [2b2k] Beth Noveck on White House open government initiatives

David Weinberger

The Patent Office is studying how to adopt peer to patent. The DoT has 200+ on their open govt committee. They used a wiki tool ( MixedInk ) so the public could write policy drafts; that wiki let users vote on changes. Beth Noveck is deputy chief technology officer for open government and leads President Obama’s Open Government Initiative. She is giving a talk at Harvard. She begins by pointing to the citizenry’s lack of faith in government.

[berkman] [2b2k] Michae Nielsen on the networking of science

David Weinberger

“But science is littered with examples of wikis like this…They are not attracting regular contributors.” If you’re a young scientist, the way you build your career is through the publication of scientific papers…One mediocre crappy paper is going to do more your career than a series of brilliant contributions to a wiki.” In April 2000, Clinton and Blair urged all countries to adopt similar principles.

The Future IMS Learning Design

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We won't find any faculty willing to adopt these tools. A more open, collaborative support environment has potentioal to lead wider adoption. We write these specs, but there's no adoption. demo - Weblion Wiki - user created content and support Somthing like this for learning design would be really useful, and if we made it open, then anyone could contribute content. We all agree, I think, it's vry slow adoption. It is probably time top steer the committee.

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