ERIC Number: EJ647620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Online Self-Organizing Social Systems: The Decentralized Future of Online Learning.
Wiley, David A.; Edwards, Erin K.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v3 n1 p33-46 Spr 2002
Describes an online self-organizing social system (OSOSS) which allows large numbers of individuals to self-organize in a highly decentralized manner to solve problems and accomplish other goals. Topics include scalability and bandwidth in online learning; self-organization; learning objects; instructional design underlying OSOSS, including collaborative problem solving; potential problems; and future research directions. (Contains 50 references.) (Author/LRW)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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