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This Poster is from the Master's of Communication and Technology Spring Institute 2011 at the University of Alberta.

This Poster is from the Master's of Communication and Technology Spring Institute 2011 at the University of Alberta.

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    • Exploring the “Loosely Coupled System” of the Wikipedian Community and Canadian Public Universities Wikipedia The learning organization is based on equality, open information, little “Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum Loosely Coupled System hierarchy, and a culture that encourages adaptability and participation, of all human knowledge. Thats what were enabling ideas to bubble up from anywhere to help the organization seize doing.” “In contrast to the prevailing image that elements in opportunities and handle crises. In a learning organization the essential value is problem solving, as a opposed to the traditional organization (Wikimedia Founder Jimmy Wales) organizations are coupled through dense, tight linkages, designed for efficient performance.” (Daft & Armstrong 2009, 27) it is proposed that elements are often tied together frequently and loosely. Using educational organizations Abstract as a case in point, it is argued that the concept of loose coupling incorporates a surprising number of disparate Jimmy Wales created Wikipedia as a “Learning Organization” (Daft & observations about organizations, suggests novel Armstrong, 2009) to make it adaptable, fast, inclusive and functions, creates stubborn problems for methodologists, comprehensive (Shirky, 2010). Alexa.com traffic rankings lists and generates intriguing questions for scholars.” Wikipedia in the top ten websites in Canada, while the PEW Research (Wieck 1976, 1) Center recently published that “Education level continues to be the Professor Wikipedia? strongest predictor of Wikipedia use”(PEW Research, 2011). After more than 10 years of evolution, Wikipedia seems to be “loosely Loyal Wikipedians argue that collaboration coupled” with the typical Canadian public university. The researcher improves articles over time, just as free open- will review online documents regarding organizational processes and source software like Linux and Firefox is more conduct interviews within both the Wikipedian community and two robust than for-profit competitors because thousands of amateur programmers get to Methodology university communities. This research project uses “Loosely Coupled look at the code and suggest changes. Systems ” as the theory to test how Wikipedia and Canadian Public (Time Magazine May 29, 2005). Interview Location Interview Medium Universities coalesce organizational processes. •University of Windsor •Skype •University of Alberta •Face to Face University Canadian public universities are typically designed as a “Professional •On-line recruitment-Wikipedia •Telephone Bureaucracy”. The Key means of coordination includes a standardization of Case Study (On-line Resources) skills and requirements for official standing in professional accrediting organizations. The institution gives careful consideration to standards for •Wikipedia.org graduating students and hiring faculty. Employees are specialized and relegated to specific tasks usually listed on a detailed organizational chart. •Google News Feeds (Daft & Armstrong 2009, 16) •Statistics Canada Lih, Andrew. (2009). The Wikipedia Revolution: How a bunch of •PEW Research CentreReferences nobodies created the world’s greatest encyclopedia. New York: Hyperion. Retrieved from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeeperez/2453225588/ •Alexa.comAyers P., Matthews, C., Yates, B. (2008). How Wikipedia Works And O’Sullivan, Dan. (2009). Wikipedia a new community of practice? how You Can be a Part of It. San Francisco: No Starch Press. Farnham, England; Burlington, VT: AshgateBroughton, J. (2008). Wikipedia, The Missing Manual. Sebastopol Professor Wikipedia. (2008). Retrieved from: “Please note that the APA Style Guide to CA: O’Reilly Media http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaADQTeZRCY Shirky, Clay. (2009). Cognitive surplus: creativity and generosity in Electronic References warns writers that wikis Timothy A. BrunetBruns, A. (2008). Blogs, Wikipedia, Second Life and Beyond: from production to produsage. New York: Peter Lang. a connected age. Penguin. (like Wikipedia, for example) are collaborativeDaft, Richard L., & Armstrong, Ann. (2009). Essentials of Wieck, Karl E. (1976). Educational Organizations as Loosely projects that cannot guarantee the verifiability tbrunet@uwindsor.ca Coupled Systems. Administrative Science Quarterly, volume 21 Organizational Theory and Design. Canadian Edition. Cincinnati, (no. 1), 1-19. or expertise of their entries. “ OH: South-Western College Publishing. Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet – and How to Stop It. (Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab, n.d.) New Haven: R.R. Donelly.