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A presentation by Rose Baker and David Passmore at Penn State on 13 May 2008.

A presentation by Rose Baker and David Passmore at Penn State on 13 May 2008.

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  • 1. Working Close Apart: Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration Rose M. Baker David L. Passmore
  • 2. Penn State Workforce Education & Development Initiative Rose Baker David Passmore Program Manager Workforce Assessment Center & Assistant Professor of Education Professor & Director Penn State Institute for Research in Training & Development
  • 3. How do you collaborate & communicate at a distance?
  • 4. De Rerum Natura “ The drops of rain make a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by often falling.”
  • 5. Two little words for you…
    • Dictyostelium Discoideum
  • 6. Collective intelligence…
    • Oecophylla
    • OR
    • Weaver ant
  • 7. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”… Why the Many are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations
  • 8. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”… Aggregation of information in groups often results in better decisions than could be made by any single person
  • 9. Wisdom in the “Wisdom of Crowds”…
    • Crowd at fair accurately guessed the weight of an ox when their guesses were averaged
    • Average closer to true weight, and closer than any cattle expert estimates
    Francis Galton
  • 10. What we learned…
  • 11. New work imperative…
  • 12. OPPORTUNITY
  • 13. Web 2.0…
    • We all have experienced the first generation of the Internet
      • Web 1.0 , as some call it. Experiences delivered on the net
    • Web 2.0 —the second generation of the Internet
      • Applications delivered and shared on the net
  • 14. Web 2.0 examples…
    • Social bookmarking
    • Use of wikis
    • Blogging
    • Presentation sharing
  • 15. del.icio.us for social bookmarking… http://del.icio.us/davidpassmore
  • 16. del.icio.us for social bookmarking… http://del.icio.us/rmb194
  • 17. Penn State wikispaces… http://wikispaces.psu.edu
  • 18. Penn State blogs… http://blogs.psu.edu
  • 19. Presentations at SlideShare… http://slideshare.net
  • 20. Working Close Apart: Web 2.0 Tools for Collaboration Rose M. Baker David L. Passmore