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Rethinking Education… Together

Collaboration – Participation – Community Building

“…[M]ore of what makes for human welfare depends on
info, knowledge and culture,
and social production and
peer production
is beginning to produce what we need;
software, textbooks, publishing.”

-Yochai Benkler, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Rethinking to Rebuild

Professor Michael Wesch, Head of Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University, 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year and producer of the ground breaking viral video “Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us” starts us on a new conversation with “Rethinking Education.”

Key clips in the video includes the contributions of Ray Kurzweil, Bruce Sterling, John Willinsky and more.

We have escaped a previous box, we don’t know where we are..
-Bruce  Sterling

There really requires the commons to come up with some of this stuff.
-Clay Shirky

Why would people construct knowledge…?
-John Willinsky

MWesch Video: Rethinking Education

Learn More

Prof. Michael Wesch
Wesch’s Youtube Channel
Landmark video”Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us
Professional: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg
eBook Project: EDUCAUSE, “The Tower and The Cloud

Yochai Benkler
Video: “Open-source economics
Berkman@10: Cooperation (Yochai Benkler, Jimmy Wales)
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/tags/yochaibenkler
Website: www.benkler.org
eBook – PDF: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
eBook – Online: The Wealth of Networks

Ray Kurzweil
Talks on Bigthink.com: http://bigthink.com/raykurzweil
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Kurzweil
Website: www.kurzweilai.net

Clay Shirky
How cognitive surplus will change the world
Blog www.shirky.com
Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clay_Shirky
Twitter http://twitter.com/cshirky
Professional http://itp.tisch.nyu.edu/object/ShirkyC.html

Bruce Sterling
Video: The Internet of Things:
On Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Sterling
Blog: “Beyond th eBeyond” on Wired.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/bruces

John Willinsky
Book: Toward the Design of an Open Monograph Press
Video: Sonoma State Library – Access101 Jonh Willinsky
Website: http://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/willinsk

 

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Video: Social Collaboration Builds This Wikipedia Page

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Watch this brief video of a Wikipedia page being built by a group of contributors. This is a time lapse of their 90 minute collaboration.

Wikipedia is the largest user generated and maintained site on the internet. Its active community hosts more than 60,000 articles and 1.07BN edits in its English edition. This human generated site is ranked 6th in the US by Alexa and 7th Globally over MSN.com, Orcut.com and Twitter.com

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Nation’s Oldest Living Couple Tweets Relationship Advice on Twitter: Are you there?

Longest Married Couple: 85 years in 2010
Still not on Twitter?

Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher,
aged 104 and 102
respectively.

Married 85 years.

Now, they’re sharing
relationship advice to couples
on Twitter.

Two Tweet or not to Tweet

Crowd sourcing is not a new phenomenon; neither is knowledge sharing nor open communication nor open innovation. What can be learned in the open participation of collaborative communication is wholly dependent upon being there – to participate.

Those who have gained experience in life, or success in business, tend to share their knowledge to help others learn. They write a book. Make a movie. Though how many make themselves accessible in real time to participate with others while sharing that knowledge?

The story of The Fishers is about “relationships” and open communication, a recurring theme in many “success” stories we buy and read daily.

Moreover, the metaphor of The Fishers on Twitter truly exemplifies this.

Why Relationships Matter

The transactional value of knowledge sharing is key.

Why do relationships matter more than mere transactions?
Transactions work when explicit knowledge is involved —
problems must be precisely framed and solutions must be equally
precisely articulated. Of course, this works for a certain class of
problems but some of the most challenging problems cannot be
precisely framed — that is part of the problem. On the other side,
really challenging problems require tapping into the tacit knowledge
possessed by more than one individual in order to create
new knowledge and generate a workable solution.

Tacit knowledge is the “know-how” that is hard to express or
transfer and therefore much more sticky than explicit knowledge.
Sharing this kind of knowledge typically requires long-term,
trust-based relationships that can support the inevitable fumbling
that occurs as we try to express and share tacit knowledge.

Harvard Business Review, “Open Innovation’s Next Challenge: Itself.

The Secret

The Fishers appear to still be learning. Their secret may be that they are learning together; with each other and now, in participating with the online community.

Many people and companies are curious to learn and deploy engagement strategies to participatie online, but for what return? How many strive to develop new, collaborative solutions in knowledge sharing with their followers.

Relationship Matter

The Grateful Dead give us another take on this in their citation in The Atlantic as “the most successful of all time.”

Twitter is but one platform where users can “join the conversation.” Albeit the largest at present.

Feed Your Followers

What is your plan in joining the conversation?
What will you share openly or strategically?
How can your relationships flourish in learning from an institution that has lasted this long?

With whom will you share this story

Follow The Fisher’s tweets here.  You can also check out Twitter here.

Photo: Mashable.
@loranimal Looked for you on Twitter last November to no avail. How have you been?

Google moves close to instant knowledge search

Google will now provide streaming updates from social networking sites as real-time search as posted on the Editor’s Weblog.

“With this new archive of the past, it becomes much easier to get modern opinions, current statistics and data, and instant feedback…”

Death of Mass Media or Birth of Online Knowledge?

This continues to put pressure on where and how we acquire news, information and knowledge.

Google continues to push the envelop, to redefine the competitive world of online search technology as the leader in knowledge dissemination, acquisition and archival, pushing mass media producers to more quickly reinvent their businesses if they are to survive.

Read the full post here.

Amos White is a Social Media Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
Follow Amos on Twitter @Mos42

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