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Collaborative Learning

After seeing the title in a couple different places, I decided to check out The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki. The premise of the book is that as a group, people can make better decisions, develop more accurate predictions, and formulate superior solutions to problems than can a small number of “experts.” Strange thing about this group of people is that each member of the group is acting independently…

I’m just starting the book, but my initial thoughts turn to technology and how it has enabled people to connect with each other across the globe, and yet allows for the independence of thought that James Surowiecki describes to be necessary.

Another key ingredient to this group is that the more diverse its members, the better the decision/predication/solution will be…is that a case for video conferencing to Asia, Janine?

Interesting read…put it on your summer book list.

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One Response

  1. WOM: 8 out of 10.

    So how can we implement what you’re learning to the benefit of our districts?

    And can I borrow the book?!

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