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I think that the first step in gaining attention is figuring out 1) how to support self-service learning and user generated content which in turn fosters empowerment.


With user-generated content as the norm, then we have already established 2) how to get into the attention economy business as well as 3) how to dramatically lower production and delivery costs through participatory teaching & learning.

With user-generated content as the norm we can also establish 4) the new metrics [participation] and have at the same time provided a medium for 5) how to foster knowledge worker skills [through participation].

6) What does this mean for our current learning systems? Probably that many people may need to find other employment.

7) How do we aggregate content? That’s just a technical question that is being addressed in several venues.

8 ) What are the legal and compliance issues? Probably less difficult then the lawyers would lead us to believe, especially if empowerment and participation are what we really want.

9) What are the new roles that must be created to go after this? The roles will be as different as when a dictatorship becomes a democracy, such as the abolition of the Ministry of Information.

10) Where do our skills fit? What new skills do we need? We will have to become learners ourselves.

A participatory learning ecology gets rid of the intermediaries but puts more responsibility on all members of the network. Each node must contribute or risk exclusion from the network. I can’t see any way of making this work other than through empowerment of every individual and opening the channels for communication and collaboration.

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