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Crowd Work and Collective Learning

A. Littlejohn & A. Margaryan (eds.), Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning: Routledge, Forthcoming

19 Pages Posted: 6 Apr 2013 Last revised: 15 Apr 2013

Jeffrey V. Nickerson

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: March 20, 2013

Abstract

The process of assembling crowds to perform tasks constitutes a new form of work practice. The current practice forms a basis for future instructional and organisational design activity, providing opportunities for improvement in both individual and collective learning. In particular, feedback systems – from other crowd workers, from experts, and from computers – play a role in improving individual learning and performance. More generally, standardisation in this emerging industry may increase the portability of skills and create career ladders, important to both workers and employers.

Keywords: Crowd Work, Organizational Learning, Collective Learning, Human Computation, Human-based Evolutionary Computing, Crowd Work Platforms

JEL Classification: J24, I20

Suggested Citation

Nickerson, Jeffrey V., Crowd Work and Collective Learning (March 20, 2013). A. Littlejohn & A. Margaryan (eds.), Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning: Routledge, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2246203

Jeffrey V. Nickerson (Contact Author)

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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