"I help you and that gives me the reputation of a helpful person, and then others help me. So if I don't help you my reputation decreases, if I do help you my reputation increases."
Comment: Even though the symposium was held about a year ago, I only now spotted it (via Harlold Jarche). As long as I have thought about networked learning, I have looked for a theoretical foundation of why people would want to cooperate in such a network. And they do, research shows, not always and not everybody, but on the whole they do. Martin Nowak explains why and how. If we want to understand networked learning, we need to work with his insights on indirect reciprocity cooperation (peter sloep)