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Title: Investigating crowd sourcing in higher education
Authors: Montebello, Matthew
Keywords: World Wide Web
Maker movement in education
Knowledge management
Mobile communication systems in education
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Sheffield
Citation: Montebello, M. (2015). Investigating crowd sourcing in higher education. Higher Education in the Globalised Age Conference, Sheffield.
Abstract: With the proliferation of the World-Wide Web, upsurge in eLearning popularity, and the explosion in the use of the Internet as a communication medium, novel and promising possibilities transpire for higher education. Crowdsourcing is a concept whereby multiple independent sources contribute information towards a common goal. Collective online information has been successfully employed to numerous domains with the added value of reusing expertise that is freely available. In this paper I will be investigating the potential of applying crowdsourcing to higher education by tapping into the collective intelligence of online educational resources and expertise to academically assist students anywhere and at any time. The challenges and issue related to such an endeavour will be investigated to analyse the rationale, ethics, and feasibility of this innovative higher educational methodology.
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