An interesting article in the observer suggesting that the collective power of people around the work could herald a new way of working.
One obvious example is Wikipedia where small effort individually can create a reference point that is just not possible any other (practical) way.
Better examples include Linux – “A version of Linux released in June 2005 had 229 million lines in its source code that would have taken 60,000 man-years to develop at a cost of perhaps $8bn. Every day most people who use the web rely on open source: Google’s servers run on Linux”.
Other examples include how a grandmother in China redesigned products for proctor and Gamble
In Education this could mean sites like :School of Everything. Imagine finding everything you’d ever want to know in bite sized clear videos (as in YouTube).
It is a different model of working that has much going for it. Interesting article.
If nothing else then they are good examples of collaboration.