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Wikinomics and the Future of Education


A keynote speech by Anthony D. Williams at Case Western University's President's Symposium on the Collaborative Technology and the Future of Education

A keynote speech by Anthony D. Williams at Case Western University's President's Symposium on the Collaborative Technology and the Future of Education

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  • 1. Wikinomics and the Future of Education Anthony Williams Co-Author of Wikinomics
  • 2. Wikinomics - 21 Languages
  • 3. The Rise of Self Organization 10 M June 2005 70 M
  • 4. The Power of Collaborative Communities vs. beats
  • 5. The Power of Collaborative Communities vs. beat
  • 6. The Power of Collaborative Communities vs. beats
  • 7. Wikipedia: New Possibilities for Collective Action
    • 2 million English language articles
    • 15X encyclopedia Britannica
    • 200+ languages
    • 1 million + editors
    • 70,000 regular contributors
    • 9 th most visited site on the Web
  • 8. Acquiring External Ideas & Innovation
    • An eBay for innovation
    • How do you create a vibrant marketplace where you leverage other people's talents, ideas and assets quickly and move on?
    • P&G’s Larry Huston: “Alliances and joint ventures don't open up the spirit of capitalism within the company. They're vestiges of the central planning approach when instead you need free market mechanisms.”
  • 9. LINUX Multi-Billion Dollar Linux Ecosystem
  • 10. Turning Consumers into Producers
  • 11. Open Sourcing the Genome
  • 12. The Age of Participation Age of Participation
  • 13. The New Talent Equation
  • 14. Web 2.0: Broadband, Mobile, Pervasive L EGACY 2.0
  • 15. You Can Program the Internet
  • 16. True Multimedia: the 3D Internet
  • 17. The Internet of Things: The “Beyond Microwave”
    • Internet-enabled microwave
    • Swipe product barcode
    • “ knows” settings for 4,000 different products
    • Updates data via the Internet
  • 18. The Thing: “Tag” Any Object With A 2D Bar Code
  • 19. The Thing: Browsing the Physical World
  • 20. Mobility: Rise of the Global Mobile Web
    • 100 million handsets in sub-Saharan Africa
    • 520 million handsets in China
    • 3.1 billion users worldwide
    • Rising to over 4 billion by 2010
    • 97% of Tanzanians say they can access a mobile phone
  • 21. Digital/Physical Convergence
  • 22. Geospatiality A Platform for Global Problem Solving
  • 23. Geospatiality: Wiki City Rome
  • 24. Geospatiality: Tag Your World On The Go Otetsudai Networks: Mobile temporary workers
  • 25. The Digital Natives
  • 26. Boom, Bust and Echo
  • 27. School Enrollment
  • 28. Under 25 Population (thousands) Global N-Gen Population Source: United Nations (N-Gen in India + China) = 9.5 x (N-Gen in U.S. and Canada)
  • 29. The World: According to Land Area Source: Worldmapper
  • 30. The World: Number of Children Under 15 (2004) Source: Worldmapper
  • 31. The N-Gen Wants the Internet Which would you rather do? Source: 2007 New Paradigm Global Study (Q825) * Significantly higher than for Xers/Boomers
  • 32. The N-Gen Life Without Technology
  • 33. The N-Gen Life Without Technology
  • 34. % Regularly Add or Change Things Online A Generation of Content Creators Source: 2007 New Paradigm Global Study (Q640)
  • 35. The N-Gen and Democracy Interactive models of political communication and a more genuine role in democracy
  • 36. The N-Gen Mind
    • Digital technologies impact brain function
      • Perception and cognitive abilities
      • Skill acquisition
      • Learning
      • Empathy, altruism and other fundamental human traits
    • How does growing up digital influence social, interpersonal and consumer behavior?
    • Implications for marketing and management
  • 37. Education 2.0 Education 2.0
  • 38. Blog Ideas & Comments Personal Attractor Wiki Shared Documents Status/Policies/etc. Forum Question & Answer Discussion Point Shared Bookmarks Co-developed resource Research/Look up Feed Reader Updates in one place Quick scan Social Networking Search & Find People Bonds over distance RSS Feeds and Tags Act as Linking Mechanism Web 2.0 in Education
  • 39.
      • Source: Richard Dennison,
    Disseminating Ideas Through Blogs and RSS
  • 40. Authenticity: Redefining How You Communicate
  • 41. Structured Team Work & Wiki Knowledge Bases
      • Source:
  • 42. Wiki Collaboration Process Model Source: Intellipedia
  • 43. Curriki: Creating An Open Source Curriculum
  • 44.
    • Could you wiki your organization?
    • Widen input into strategy and operations?
    • Capture the knowledge of a retiring workforce?
    • Marshal resources in a crisis?
    • Harness intelligence, wherever it resides?
    • Cut down on email?
    • Have fun?
    Transforming Educational Administration
  • 45. Connecting Students with Social Networks
  • 46. Skills Groups Current Project My Location Online
    • Enterprise 2.0
    • Photoshop Users
    • Custom Car Collectors
    Customer Segmentation Duration: 18 days End Dates: March 28, 2008 Project Lead: Tess Drake The Rich User Profile John Smith Performance Rating Recommendations Work Activity March 11 March 10 March 9 New Business connection with Jane Doe Completed project for Senior Management Team Project Rating: Feedback: 1 report, 2 sr. clients March 7 Updated product specification sheet for Widget Client meeting with Acme Co.
  • 47. Educational Talent Markets
    • Staff/Students see all projects requiring people
    • Staff/Students apply through transparent, simple process
    • Managers/Teachers choose based on rich social network profiles
  • 48. Brainstorming with Students
  • 49. Creating Global Educational Communities
  • 50. CyberOne: Harvard’s Virtual Law School
  • 51. MIT’s Open Courseware
  • 52. The Twenty-First Century Text Book
    • Digital, accessible from many devices
    • Searchable, by words, images, sounds, etc.
    • True multimedia books that engages the five senses
    • Readers become producers (Prosumers)
    • “ No book is an island”
    • Lego books -- components, to be re-combined with others -- gardening to biology
    • Some books will have geo-spatial awareness – a guided tour of the physical world
    • A platform for learning, collaboration, composition and innovation -- where everyone can participate
  • 53. Wikinomics and Democracy Harnessing the Collective Intelligence of a Nation
  • 54. Thank You
    • Anthony D. Williams VP, New Paradigm
    • 133 King Street East, Suite 300 Toronto, Canada
    • [email_address]
    • 416-863-8864