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Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence involving knowledge creation and flow. Pooled brainpower emerges from the collaboration and learning actions of a community of connected individuals empowered by social media, participatory tools, and mobile platforms.
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Wikimedia Foundation launches travel site 'Wikivoyage'

Wikimedia Foundation launches travel site 'Wikivoyage' | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

Want to know more about the German spa city called Baden Baden, or "Bathing Bathing?" Or how to get to Khajuraho -- an Indian town known for its ancient erotic rock carvings? All this and more will be in the Wikimedia Foundation's new travel site, called Wikivoyage.

 

A bare-bones version of the site has already been up and running since September, but the official launch of the filled-out site is tentatively scheduled for January 15.  Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales appeared on The Colbert Report yesterday and confirmed that the site would be launching "soon." Wales told the show's host that the site does not have a business model and will not have any advertising -- as is the case for all sites run by the Wikimedia Foundation.

 

The goal of Wikivoyage is to provide users with information on travel destinations and recommendations on restaurants, hotels, nightlife, and more. The site's content is filled out with the open source wiki tool that lets users create, update, and edit any article on the site.

 

"Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date, and reliable world-wide travel guide," the site says. "Whenever travellers meet each other on the road, they swap info about the places they came from and ask questions about places they're going. We want to make it easy to share that knowledge and let others share it."

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GroupMap

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Real time, collaborative brainstorming with a twist. GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants.

 

Real time, collaborative brainstorming with a twist. GroupMap shows you what the group is thinking by combining the views and ideas of individual participants.

 

It provides valuable insight for leading a group, collective learning and effective decision making. Solve a problem, learn together or discover common ground...quickly and effectively.

 

Unlike other collaborative brainstorming tools, GroupMap allows each participant to maintain their own ideas around the brainstorming topic. Each idea entered is shared between participants to identify it's level of support, or allow similar ideas to be combined. As each participant develops their own view GroupMap automatically aggregates everybody's ideas together to show the group's overall perspective.

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Social Learning

People learn from each other informally all the time – Now, only more so.

 

The advent of Web 2.0 technologies and social media has led to the evolution of a variety of tools to participate in Social Learning. Social learning comes in a variety of flavors and is not limited to the course/lesson structures associated with traditional formalized learning. The infographic displays social learning types

 

 

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Kristie's curator insight, February 25, 9:49 PM

Great graphic displaying social learning types.

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5 Things To Know About The BYOD Trend

5 Things To Know About The BYOD Trend | Collective Intelligence & Distance Learning | Scoop.it

 

The Bring-Your-Own-Device trend makes sense. It’s cost-effective and lets students use the device they already know and love. While it may present some problems for your school or district’s IT department, it’s a great start to bringing in web 2.0 tools and apps to the classroom.

 

BYOD is getting adopted at a rapid clip these days. But thanks to a new infographic, we have a closer look at the BYOD trend. Entarasys outlines 5 key facts (on the left side of the infographic, the right side is more business-y) that teachers, students, and school administrators should know about.

 

Key Findings


- 43% of parents see student use of mobile technology as a way to increase engagement

 

- 41% of parents see participation with mobile technology as preparation for the working world.

 

- Apple shipped more iPads in 2 years than Macs over 20 years.

 

- 67% of parents would buy their children a cell phone if allowed in school.

 

- 90% have disabled auto-lock for tablets; 75% for smartphones.

 

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Enterprise Social

The latest hot item for the enterprise is software designed to enhance organizational performance by improving communication, collaboration, and workflow efficiency.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

 

The latest hot item for the enterprise is software (Enterprise Social) designed to enhance organizational performance by improving communication, collaboration, and workflow efficiency. Knowledge exchange is also part of the equation (sort of..) but the major emphasis is upon the workflow.  

 

MISSED OPPORTUNITY

 

What about knowledge flow and collective intelligence?  These are also huge performance multipliers.  Unfortunately, many enterprise social platforms miss supporting the organizational performance potential of knowledge creation and flow.  This is really evident when it comes to the capture and integration of formal training and informal learning / social learning.  Check out the infographic.

 

Are you listening Yammer - Is a more holistic system on the way?

 

 

 

 

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