Crowdsourcing Knowledge Through Social Media

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Crowdsourcing Knowledge Through Social Media

Crowdsourcing Knowledge Through Social MediaTorrey Trust

AgendaCrowdsourcing 101Why? How? What?Crowdfunding

Crowdsourcing 101

ExamplesWeb MDs: Social Media are Changing How We Diagnose Disease (Alice Park, TIME Magazine)CompetitionsRed weather balloon challenge Fold.itCollegesOlympic TicketFancierhealth

Why Crowdsource?Utilize the Wisdom of the Crowd

How many medal sports were featured in the 2012 Olympics?

Why Crowdsource?Utilize the Wisdom of the CrowdHow many medal sports were featured in the 2012 Olympics?26

Find Answers/SolutionsFundraiseLearn

What You Should CrowdsourceSolutionsTech Problems, Classroom Management IssuesFeedbackLesson PlansNew Classes/ClubsResourcesClassroom (equipment, supplies)Tech (websites, web 2.0 tools, apps)How-ToBuild Global Support NetworkAsk Your NetworkBlogTweet with HashtagsDiscussion Forum PostCollaborative Document (Google/TypePad)Tip: Cast a Wide NetCrowdsourcing ToolsEdmodo vs. Ning

Crowdsourcing ToolsTwitter Hashtags (#edchat, #edtech)Wider Audience Twitter Handle (@torreytrust)Direct tweet toward a person

Crowdsourcing ToolsLinkedInFacebookBetterLessonEdWebYahoo! & GoogleGroupsOthers?

Crowdsourcing TipsSelect the most effective toolsNetworking & NetiquetteVerify the information your receiveIf your crowd has questions, give answersCrowdfundingName (Global Alexa Rank)Kickstarter (746)IndieGoGo (4,301)GoFundMe (15,586)ChipIn (27,977)RocketHub (55,230)GiveForward (72,001)Donors Choose

Crowdfunding TipsCreative PitchMake a videoOffer tiered incentives (i.e., cards from kids)Be bold & think big ($1000, $500, $100)More initial funding = More funders Closer to funding goal = more donations occurLeverage your global support network & crowdsource toolsConnect with people with large networks and leverage their networks


CreditsPresentation Designed by:Torrey TrustPh.D. Student Education: Teaching & LearningGevirtz Graduate School of EducationUC Santa BarbaraK-12 Tech Tools Database FounderContact