This page looks at resources which point us towards a future in which collaboration, co-operation, communication and collective action are all key concepts to industry, commerce, society. Within education these key concepts should provide focus for for change which is required to facilitate the development of an educational system capable of responding to the requirements of the 21st century.


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

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.

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