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Jul 23 2009 - 01:32 PM
Trends in Ed 7.23.09
Another example of a good online political experiment: has launched an earmark-finding competition that will award prizes to the ordinary citizens who display the greatest talent for logging government "pork barrel" spending. 1st prize gets a Kindle, 2nd prize gets an iPod Shuffle, 3rd prize gets...a fruitcake. Hm. Anyway, in three days the site's already received 3,500 entries in their earmark database. Seems like a good example of a site using crowdsourcing to generate large amounts of data, and (from a civic education standpoint) a good way to encourage ordinary people to take a look at the nuts and bolts of legislative documents. More info here.
Posted in: Trends in Ed|By: Rebekah Judson|2407 Reads