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Cloud Labor Exists

Welcome to the world of “cloud labor,” a form of cloud and crowd sourcing. A virtual workforce will undertake any task in the cloudlike world of cyberspace for the best possible price. For example, Unilever dropped its ad agency of 15 years and posted on the Internet site IdeaBounty.com that they wanted new ad ideas. IdeaBounty offers an online marketplace trading in creative ideas. Unilever received over 1,000 proposals and selected two that received $15,000 for their suggestions.

I wonder how cloud labor might be used for learning with Tablet and other mobile PCs? Hmm, I want to think about this!

Mullins, J. Innovation: The relentless rise of the digital worker. New Scientist, 16:19, 15 January 2010.

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Robert Heiny
Robert Heinyhttp://www.robertheiny.com
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.

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