Learning Through Participation and Connecting Intelligences:
Experimenting with a Wiki to Co-create an Article
Submission to the Australian Flexible Learning Framework's //The Knowledge Tree//, an e-Journal of Learning Innovation July 2007

Jenny Ambrozek, Victoria Axelrod and Kiki Mulliner

Our “connected intelligence” story begins at Xerox PARC in 1973, with Dr. Robert Metcalfe inventing Ethernet, a computer networking protocol destined to transform work. Today our always-on global connectivity of people and computers enables organizations continuously to learn and adapt. Speaking more than three decades later at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence, Metcalfe preferred to use “connected intelligence” and unknowingly inspired this article.

What is “connected intelligence”? What is the impact on learning in organizations? What value does it contribute? And what must organizations do to maximize the potential? These are the questions we investigate while conducting a “connecting intelligence” experiment. The authors used a wiki to gather resources and ideas, inviting contributions resulting in shared lessons learned.

The article writing history is available in the Connected Intelligence wiki at http://connectedintelligence.wikispaces.com/

Read on for The Exponential Power of Connectedness