Don’t Tell Us What To Do – Let Us Surprise You…

The dreaded lurgy beat me yesterday and so far today, so I’ve spent the last 36 hours drifting in and out of fitful sleep with a podcast backing track…

Here’s something I woke up to a few minutes in that might well have an audio quote or two worth grabbing – Clay Shirky on why you shouldn’t tell people what to do if you want them to participate collaboratively… this maybe has consequences for the way we think of designing forum related discussion activities in online courses?

Clay Shirky, Technology Insight, O’Reilly Media Gov 2.0 Summit, September 2009 [via IT Conversations]

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...