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Phd Productions Soars Into Crowdfunding Mode On Kickstarter
document Crowdfunding

“We want to highlight the rewards on Kickstarter with something fun, colorful and safe,” says Patrick Groft, co-founder of Phd Productions. “Our commitment is to make sure each of our products...

Benjamin FosselJun 16, 2012 01:56 am GMT1065 views
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Phd Productions Soars Into Crowdfunding Mode On Kickstarter
Decline in high-quality applicants from India into US business PhD courses: Srilata A Zaheer
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Being the first Indian woman to head the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Srilata A Zaheer plans to reaching out in person and through extensive crowdsourcing to...

Jason RobbinsMar 22, 2012 06:02 am GMT1005 views
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Decline in high-quality applicants from India into US business PhD courses: Srilata A Zaheer
Understanding Crowdsourcing
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In Irma Borst's PhD dissertation entitled Understanding Crowdsourcing: Effects of motivation and rewards on participation and performance in voluntary online activities, she examined the...

Benjamin FosselFeb 28, 2011 10:44 am GMT3020 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing
Acabiz
site Cloud Labor / Expert-tasks

Acabiz is a crowdsourcing platform, which allows academics (PhD and above) to provide direct consultancy services to companies. For companies (SMEs, large corporations, NGOs), Acabiz is a way to...

Acabiz TeamOct 03, 2011 08:44 pm GMT5978 views
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Acabiz
Acabiz: Knowledge From its Very Source

Since my childhood, I have always been fascinated with the idea of finding a hidden treasure. As a kid, I furiously dug into my grandma’s and uncle’s gardens looking for shiny stuff — without much luck, I must admit.

But times have changed and grandma’s garden is no longer the place to look for for treasures. In fact, nowadays, it is very hard to get your hands on valuable items — not because they are scarce or too expensive but, quite literally, because they are not tangible. I am talking about knowledge and know-how. Knowledge is what makes business go around, tells you where to build, how to manufacture, where to buy, what to sell and how to sell it. To have the right information at the right time is a key success factor in business, and knowledge is certainly the new gold of the 21st century.


But are there “central banks” which hold the new gold and slowly release it into the market to ensure continued economic growth? Yes, and perhaps strangely enough, there are universities and research institutes, or in other words, the world of academia: professors, researchers, Postdocs, PhDs. Away from the vagaries of everyday business life, academics dedicate themselves to researching and understanding topics down to the finest level of detail. Their knowledge is unmatched. They may not look at all the business implications of their research, but they certainly are the Knowledge Holders of the 21st century.

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Crowdsourcing.orgOct 08, 2011 10:19 pm GMT3318 views
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Leveraging the Wisdom of Crowds through Participatory Platforms
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Author Kevin C. Desouza, PhD, ends this feature with a concluding example that highlights the potential of participatory platforms for leveraging wisdom of crowds in planning and designing...

Fritz SchaeferMar 26, 2012 06:18 am GMT1286 views
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Leveraging the Wisdom of Crowds through Participatory Platforms
Turning toonies into a $2-million retreat for cancer survivors
article Crowdfunding

Now in the home stretch of a PhD studying how exercise affects cancer survival, Lisa Bélanger, an exercise physiologist , is launching Knight's Cabin, a crowdsourced fundraiser aimed at...

Pablo BracciniMay 10, 2013 02:20 am GMT1412 views
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Turning toonies into a $2-million retreat for cancer survivors
Crowdsourcing Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [Video]
Cloud Labor, Crowd Creativity, Distributed Knowledge

At the recent re:publica 2014 conference in Berlin, PhD candidate at the Royal College of Art Florian Alexander Schmidt discussed some of the things he thinks are good applications of crowd labor, and those that aren’t. We share his presentation here.

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Anton RootMay 13, 2014 06:47 pm GMT3994 views
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Jamaican long jumper seeks financial help to complete her PhD in clinical psychology [Crowdfunding Campaign on Fundly]
article Crowdfunding

My name is Yanique Levy. I am currently enrolled in the Clinical Psychology program at Nova Southeastern university, one step closer to achieving my dream of becoming a great Clinical/Sport...

Dennis HuMay 15, 2014 11:39 pm GMT1334 views
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Jamaican long jumper seeks financial help to complete her PhD in clinical psychology [Crowdfunding Campaign on Fundly]
Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
document Distributed Knowledge

A PhD dissertation, "Understanding Crowdsourcing" by Irma Borst sub-titled "Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online activities, was...

Luis Enrique MoralesJan 05, 2011 02:32 pm GMT10668 views
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Understanding Crowdsourcing (Effects of Motivation and Rewards on Participation and Performance in Voluntary Online Activities)
Seven Great Citizen Science Projects
Distributed Knowledge

Many scientific advancements in prior centuries can be attributed to a single individual or, at most, two to three people that have either independently or jointly innovated. However, advances in technology, global communications and social interactions have meant that the 21st century will be recognized as the century where mass collaboration changes the paradigm.


Citizen Science has become more of a differentiator as scientists are now turning to crowdsourcing to engage large communities of home scientists to help process vast amounts of data and to draw accurate conclusions from scientific research. 

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Cristina CaineJan 06, 2011 08:37 am GMT11225 views
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Tapping into the Power of Open Education to Improve Teaching and Learning
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Crowdsourcing may be known by many names but the concept remains the same. Take the open education movement as an example. Unlike the traditional learning system, open education gurus use social...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 11, 2011 07:35 pm GMT2130 views
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Tapping into the Power of Open Education to Improve Teaching and Learning
Health Map
site Distributed Knowledge / Health and Wellbeing

Founded by John Brownstein (Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School) and Clark Freifeld (software developer and PhD student in biomedical engineering at Boston University), HealthMap is a...

Tonya Van Dijk Jan 15, 2011 08:15 am GMT1623 views
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Health Map
The Wiki Strikes Again: German Official Drops "Dr" After Wiki Investigation
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Global political leaders are used to worrying about wikis -- from the 'Controversy' sections of their Wikpedia biographies to the still-ominous Wikileaks (which incidentally is not a...

Benjamin FosselFeb 24, 2011 07:41 am GMT1328 views
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The Wiki Strikes Again: German Official Drops
The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 1)

Articles on crowdsourcing seem to spread one message: every firm should use the ‘power of the mass’ by tapping into a global pool of online voluntary resources. I do not deny that crowdsourcing is a beneficial concept to a number of firms, but there is also a different story to tell. I have observed that little or no attention has been paid to the drawbacks of crowdsourcing. These disadvantages result in unexpected costs that have the potential to wipe out some or all of the benefits of crowdsourcing.


In the first part of this article I describe which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In the second part (published tomorrow), I explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 12:57 am GMT4785 views
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Crowd Sourcing: How to Tap Effectively in an Online Resource Pool
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The study results also have important implications for organisers of online communities regarding the effective application of reward systems. It also forms the basis of a crowd sourcing...

Tonya Van Dijk Mar 04, 2011 09:06 am GMT2340 views
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Crowd Sourcing: How to Tap Effectively in an Online Resource Pool
The case for and against crowdsourcing (part 2)

In the first part of this article I described which types of crowdsourcing currently exist and the benefits of crowdsourcing. In part two, I now explore some of the drawbacks of crowdsourcing.

 

There are a number of key issues to consider when conducting a crowdsourcing project that have the potential to materially impact the outcome. The potential drawbacks of crowdsourcing often stem from the fact that in crowdsourcing initiatives, online volunteers instead of companies own staff members are executing the work. The use of ‘outside’ workers can present some challenges which I'm going to explore accross the following areas to highlight the potential drawbacks of working with crowds.

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Irma BorstMar 04, 2011 07:29 pm GMT4878 views
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Kaggle
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Kaggle is an innovative solution for statistical/analytics outsourcing. They are the leading platform for data modeling and prediction competitions. Their crowdsourced data modeling is an effective...

Tonya Van Dijk Apr 07, 2011 09:34 pm GMT2315 views
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Kaggle
TurKit: A Toolkit for Human Computation Algorithms
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Rob Miller, associate professor and leader of the User Interface Design Group in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, whose research lies at the intersection of user...

Pablo BracciniApr 10, 2011 09:08 pm GMT2121 views
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TurKit: A Toolkit for Human Computation Algorithms
Crowdfunding of Small Entrepreneurial Ventures

It has been argued that funding was particularly difficult to obtain for small businesses in respect of their size and lack of available historical data creating information asymmetry for potential investors. Hence, traditional financing methods like bank loans, business angels or VCs are out of reach for these small companies. Moreover, bootstrapping does not allow businesses to grow fast due to its focus on cash generation, often at the expense of maximizing value creation. As a result, crowdfunding can become a viable fundraising method obtainable for small entrepreneurial companies or project-based initiatives.

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Armin SchwienbacherApr 15, 2011 04:41 am GMT4230 views
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