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The Wisdom of Crowds: Clickers, Crowdsourcing, and Educational Technology

Keynote at the i>clicker Clickers 2011 Conference, Houston, Texas, June 4, 2011
by Derek Bruff on 26 October 2012

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Transcript of The Wisdom of Crowds: Clickers, Crowdsourcing, and Educational Technology

The Wisdom of Crowds Clickers, Crowdsourcing, and Educational Technology "Colourful Army," maistora, Flickr (CC) Derek Bruff
derekbruff.com
@derekbruff
#Clickers2011 Aggregation Open-Ended Questions "Choices," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC) Risk-Friendly Environments "Little Shredder," clappstar, Flickr (CC) "RGB," Rafael Nogueira, Flickr (CC) Peer Review Independence Long Tails "Grammar Police," Eli Reusch, Flickr (CC) "DSC_7102," Nate Shepard, Flickr (CC) "Scrabble's Long Tail," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC) "Colourful Army," maistora, Flickr (CC) Diversity Decentralization "Barracudas," Daniel Vaulot, Flickr (CC) Your sister calls to say she's having twins. Which is more likely? (Assume she's not having identical twins.)

A. Twin boys
B. Twin girls
C. One boy and one girl
D. All three are equally likely. Counting Jelly Beans THATCamp http://twitterfall.com/ EDUSprint http://educause.ideascale.com/ "Decentralization's great weakness is that there's no guarantee that valuable information which is uncovered in one part of the system will find its way through the rest of the system."

James Surowiecki
The Wisdom of Crowds (p. 71) 1. Do you live in Texas?

A. Yes
B. No 2. Which generation are you?

A. Silent Generation (b. 1925-1945)
B. Baby Boomers (b. 1946-1964)
C. Generation X (b. 1965-1982)
D. Millennials (b. 1982-2001) 3. Who did you vote for President in 2008?

A. Barack Obama
B. John McCain
C. Someone else
D. I didn't vote. 4. What is your annual income?

A. Less than $35,000
B. $35,000 to $84,000
C. $84,000 to $174,000
D. More than $174,000 How did it feel to be asked these questions?

How can we make our classrooms safer for student contributions? Which of the following is most crucial to teaching with clickers?

A. Students responding to questions independently
B. Bar charts that aggregate results
C. Questions that allow open-ended discussion
D. Letting go of the coverage model
E. Creating safe environments for students to share Twitter + Small-Group Discussion "The Twitter Experiment" Monica Rankin, History, UT-Dallas Google Moderator + Q&A Twitter + A Librarian Gardner Campbell, Literature & New Media, Baylor University, @gardnercampbell Ellen Filgo, E-Learning Librarian, Baylor University, @efilgo "Project 365 #169," comedy_nose, Flickr (CC) Backchannel Prediction Markets "Binoculars," Vestman, Flickr (CC) http://markets.nitle.org/ Collaborative Writing "Arguments," el patojo, Flickr (CC) Skidmore College Greek Tragedy Wiki
https://academics.skidmore.edu/wikis/Greek_Tragedy/ "Going in, everyone had their own conceptions of the characters’ personalities and the themes they wanted to discuss, and I think we managed to reconcile these different thoughts into a unified whole." Wikis Derek's Story: http://is.gd/KseLlC Prezi Meeting A. B. C. How many of the following terms can you identify?
The Long Tail
Iowa Electronic Markets
FOSS
Ushahidi

A. None
B. 1
C. 2
D. 3
E. All The Arab Spring Andy Carvin
@acarvin
NPR Science Research "Untitled," Duca di Spinaci, Flickr (CC) 7,222
Articles http://geographyoflost.tumblr.com/ http://lostpedia.wikia.com/ Wikis In what ways does teaching with clickers leverage these principles? http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/projects/history_flow/ http://www.lostpedia.com
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