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Introducing Peer Production into the Department of National Defense
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, , Department of National Defence Canada, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The emergence of a networked society suggests a fundamental new avenue of human coordination and self-organization – peer production. Essentially, peer production combines computer-mediated network communication, social constructivism, and reciprocity. Peer production has recently exploded due to the Web 2.0 technology enablers and ubiquitous communication technologies. How does one go about introducing peer production technologies into large hierarchical organization? This paper explores the creation of a vision, defines and explains peer production, and describes some of the associated technologies. This is followed by brief descriptions of the lessons learned and their context. Challenges still to be answered: How do we create a “Need to Share” vice “Need to Know” culture? How do we encourage individuals to contribute to this new culture of need to share?

Citation

Forrester, B. & Verdon, J. (2007). Introducing Peer Production into the Department of National Defense. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 6805-6811). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 25, 2019 from .

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