A University Is A Social Enterprise, So Why Don’t They Act Like It?
Instead of focusing on making sure they’re preparing a wide range of students to make the world better, universities seem far more focused on making money.
Important questions that need to be asked! Check out the full story here!
The 4 Steps To Building A Successful Social Movement
Whether you want to build a school in Africa or start a consulting business, there are four key steps to making it happen (and all of them involve getting the rest of the world to care).
People who study social movements like the French Revolution, women’s rights, and the Arab Spring, show that successful movements follow a predictable pattern:
1. A community forms around a common goal
2. The community mobilizes resources
3. The community finds solutions (what I call “fourth options”)
4. The movement is accepted by (or actually replaces) the establishment
If you understand this pattern and build your project or career or business with this pattern in mind you have a greater chance of success.
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Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education | Future Learning http://www.scoop.it/t/future-learning/p/3952431700/digital-aristotle-thoughts-on-the-future-of-education
Imagineering New Transmedia Projects with Disney’s Living Worlds Program | Innoventing Transmedia http://www.scoop.it/t/innoventing-transmedia/p/3483775337/imagineering-new-transmedia-projects-with-disney-s-living-worlds-program
Simon Staffans: TV and crossmedia: It’s getting there! http://blog.mipworld.com/2012/12/simon-staffans-tv-and-crossmedia-its-getting-there/
Going from social to digital engagement. This customer journey map outlines the steps digitally connected customers take during and following decision-making. Various channels (mobile, social, web, “real-life”) all contribute to experiences that influence customers’ level of engagement, purchase and loyalty. Business leaders are currently defining new roles and responsibilities to unify and optimize the customer journey.
Tom Malone, founder of the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT Sloan discusses his group’s efforts to find out what gives groups superior cognitive abilities across a wide variety of tasks. Statistically, group intelligence only moderately correlates with individual intelligence;the most important attributes proves to be social perception, taking turns in discussions, and percentage of women in the group.
See also -
Climate CoLab —applying the principles of collective intelligence to solutions for global warming.
Handbook of Collective Intelligence, a survey of the field of collective intelligence, summarizing what is known, providing references to sources for further information, and suggesting possibilities for future research.
Blog by Andrew Revkin in New York Times, Exploring humanity’s evolving ‘global brain’