Week 8 – CrowdsourcingMIS5001: Management Information Systems PROF. STEVEN L. JOHNSON Twitter: @StevenLJohnson http://stevenljohnson.org
Today’s Agenda Case Discussion Activity: Crowdsource This! Reading and Blog Post Discussion
Case Study Discussion Describe the basic business model of TopCoder. What makes TopCoder successful? Hughes wants to grow revenue to $200 million. Is this realistic? Use TopCoder and globalization in the same sentence. How does TopCoder manage the “Community”? Where is there room for improvement? Is TopCoder Direct and the use of CoPilots effective?
90-Second Reflection1. What would you like to remember at the end of the semester about the TopCoder case?3. What would you like to know more about?5. Any other comments?
Activity: Crowdsource This! Form Groups of 2-3 ... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... Pick a job or major job role one of you does: Identify at least one major component of that job that could be crowdsourced. Of the crowdsourcing models we’ve read about, what would work best for the target job task? Do you think it is a good idea? Why or why not?
When is crowdsourcing effective? What is crowdsourcing? The rise of crowdsourcing Crowdsourcing data not without pitfalls
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