Can Learning Really Happen With Crowdsourcing?

Roy Saunderson, Training, Nov 26, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

It's not easy managing crowdsourcing in support of learning outcomes, writes the author. "Crowdsourcing, in general, tends to be a unilateral, one-way experience used for social computing, problem solving, and creative product development." The question is, how can crowds give individuals high-quality feedback? The crowd itself has to be able to learn, which requires some for of scaffolding. " Learning is incremental and expands as the crowd becomes more familiar and experienced with the framework and language used to give feedback."

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