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A network of individuals knows more than a single individual. That’s somewhat obvious. Sure, “wisdom of the crowds” (wikipedia) can quickly become “idiocy of the crowds” (youtube comments)…and experts do know more than novices (though a network of experts knows more than an individual expert).
This is evident in the education field. Education employs more people than almost any other sector – 1 in 16 jobs in the US. Which means expertise is widely distributed and capturing great ideas about teaching practices can provide much value. Looking for a simple way to aggregate these ideas? Doug Belshaw used a simple Twitter hashtag approach, moving from idea to artifact in about one month. A .pdf of the project is available here.


  1. mclaughlin_aj wrote:

    Doub Belshaw….oh, poor Doug! ;)

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm | Permalink
  2. gsiemens wrote:

    Change made – Doug has resumed his proper identity.

    Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm | Permalink
  3. Doug Belshaw wrote:


    Thanks for letting your readers know about #movemeon! If it makes you feel any better, ‘Doub’ is the most common misspelling of ‘Doug’ in my experience… ;-)

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 2:33 am | Permalink