Hackathons: Innovations in Learning and Collaboration

Melodi Albert and Nancy McClary from Dominian Enterprises, a company with about 3400 employees, talked at Learning 2012 about how they used hackathons as a learning tool. All of their hackathons are two-day long events. They have now organized four different ones for their developers, each focusing on a different API. One of their hackathons … Continue reading Hackathons: Innovations in Learning and Collaboration

Foresight Cards: a Macro/Contextual Analysis Tool

The Dutch Instituut voor Toekomstontwikkeling (IVTO, Institute for Development of the Future) kindly sent me a set of their Foresight Cards for review. The IVTO considers this edition a macro/contextual analysis tool. The core of this multilingual (English, Dutch, German and Spanish) box set contains 125 cards with "external forces" from the larger environment. These … Continue reading Foresight Cards: a Macro/Contextual Analysis Tool

LiquidFeedback: Interactive Democracy and Non-Moderated Proposition Development

A few weeks ago I attended a workshop about LiquidFeedback organised by Netwerk Democratie and Waag Society. LiquidFeedback is a piece of open source (MIT-licensed) software that is used by the Pirate Party in Germany to help them in their decision making process. The tool aims to deliver the following: Pure and representative democracy Non … Continue reading LiquidFeedback: Interactive Democracy and Non-Moderated Proposition Development