Here's a nicely curated list of online collaboration tools that people can use--they are free, and are focused on education and learning. Highly relevant to our class and I'd be eager to try some of these out.
We read Robin Good last week and he's a trustworthy source--he scooped this piece on collaborative screen sharing which seems very pertinent to the topic of online collaboration. Screen sharing is also something we haven't talked about a lot and that I would like to explore more.
When designing citizen engagement mechanisms I always consider sortition (or randomization) as a mechanism of participant selection. Nevertheless, and particularly in the #opengov space, my experience is that this idea does not resonate a lot: it sounds less sexy than crowdsourcing and more complicated than over-simplistic mechanisms of “civil society engagement”.
Lessig is a great writer and thinker about new online heterarchy and participatory/collaborative culture. This source seems to be an insightful piece on how people can become engaged online and in public spaces.
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