What is Collective Intelligence?

Collective intelligence describes the knowledge embedded within societies or large groups of individuals. In its explicit form, collective intelligence appears to be the knowledge gathered and recorded by many people, a model being Wikipedia, which is a repository of content that has been refined through the contributions of thousands of authors. Collective intelligence also accounts for intelligence that is generated implicitly simply through an individual’s clicking patterns and other activities online. On the whole, collective intelligence is a phenomenon made possible by the internet that can be used to educate humanity as well as inform profit-seeking stakeholders about what people know and do in the modern era.

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1) How might this technology be relevant to the educational sector you know best?

  • This is a here-and-now-topic. Wikis as such are gaining ground - Wikipedia itself is very much into this. - ole ole Oct 9, 2013
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(2) What themes are missing from the above description that you think are important?

  • Unfortunately quite a few of the built in facilities in LMSs are very primitive and do in fact hamper cooperation, and thus collective intelligence. Advice as to layout and efficient use (standardization to at least some extent) is needed.- ole ole Oct 9, 2013
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(3) What do you see as the potential impact of this technology on higher education?

  • Information sharing and exchange run smoothly and in well delimited contexts. Information overkill can thus be prevented. It's easy to use for students and teachers with not much it literacy.. - ole ole Oct 9, 2013
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(4) Do you have or know of a project working in this area?

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