Open source and collective intelligence are increasingly shaping our society. How can we apply these concepts to education and learning, seeking change and innovation from those acquiring new knowledge?

Elizabeth Stark brings ideas for a better Internet to PICNIC Festival 2012...

Elizabeth Stark is an influential open internet advocate who was deeply involved in stopping SOPA and fostering online engagement in support of internet freedom. Stark has also worked to harness the power of the internet to rethink educational models.

With open source and collective intelligence increasingly shaping our society, she wonders how can we apply these concepts to education and learning, seeking change and innovation from those acquiring new knowledge?

The ubiquity of digital technologies has shown us that the collective intelligence of individuals can be harnessed to come up with new ideas or insights into a problem. The future of innovation stands to be one that isn't confined to ivory towers or one-off prodigies, but instead one that taps into people who are rethinking the very concepts they're learning.

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