Thursday, October 13
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th St., 5th floor
Michael Wesch (Kansas State University)
From the massive success of Wikipedia to the virtual volunteer efforts in crises around the world, “crowdsourcing” and online collaboration have proven to be an effective means of working together. A wide variety of free tools are available to be leveraged to empower your students and even strangers around the world to collaborate with you to do research and solve real problems. This presentation will look at ways to use these tools, not just in a technical sense, but also in the “social structural” sense of how to set up a social structure that encourages effective cooperation to reach goals.