The MIT Collaboratorium: Enabling Effective Large-Scale Deliberation for Complex Problems

23 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2008  

Mark Klein

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

Date Written: December 2007

Abstract

While current online discussion tools such as email, chat, wikis, and web forums have been enormously successful at enabling unprecedented global knowledge sharing, they face significant limitations from the perspective of enabling effective large-scale deliberation around complex and controversial issues such as climate change. This paper describes the design and rationale of a system, called the Collaboratorium, which was developed to transcend these limitations by supporting large-scale on-line argumentation.

Keywords: collaboratorium, collective intelligence

Suggested Citation

Klein, Mark, The MIT Collaboratorium: Enabling Effective Large-Scale Deliberation for Complex Problems (December 2007). MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4679-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1085295 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1085295

Mark Klein (Contact Author)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management ( email )

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