The following books present important insights into the 21st century in terms of technological developments and their impact of professional and social lives. I believe that without these insights it is not possible to make informed decisions about future educational systems.

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WIKINOMICS: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything; Tapscott, Don and Williams, Anthony, D..

WIKINOMICS discusses the effects of a process of change resulting from the way increasing numbers of people are working together. Among other concepts it is shown that democratisation, co-operation, collaboration, sharing and participating are all key concepts in this process.

Further information about the book is available at the WIKINOMICS website

WE-THINK Mass innovation, not mass production; Charles Leadbeater

WE-THINK explores how the web is changing our world, creating a culture in which more people than ever can participate, share and collaborate, ideas and information.

Charles Leadbeater's website contains further details about the content of this interesting book and also has links to related online videos.

Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing without Organizations: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations; Shirky, Clay

Here Comes Everybody is about what happens when people are given the tools to do things together, without needing traditional organizational structures.


Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder; David Weinberger .

This book covers the breakdown of the established order of ordering. Instead we can put things in multiple categories at once, and search them in many ways.