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
Date Written: March 20, 2013
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
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