Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Collaboration is good for complicated tasks, but where things are complex, you need cooperation. "Collaboration requires a common goal while co-operation is sharing without any specific objectives. Teams, groups and markets collaborate. Online social networks and communities of practice co-operate. " This - the nature of group work - is but one dimension of change as we move from a simple to a complicated to a complex society. Harold Jarche captures these nicely in the table above.

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