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Human consumption is depleting the Earth's natural resources and impairing the capacity of life-supporting ecosystems. Humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively over the past 50 years than during any other period, primarily to meet increasing demands for food, fresh water, timber, fibre and fuel. Such consumption, together with world(More)
As Twitter use at academic conferences becomes the norm, this discussion backchannel provides attendees with the opportunity to learn from others engaged in tweeting information immediately relevant to the conference. This study uses social constructivist and connectivist learning theories to examine the role of more knowledgeable others (MKOs) in learning(More)
Online initiatives, a term that describes goal-oriented systems such as crowdsourcing, peer production, and online communities, are increasingly popular ways to source work from and harness the skills of distributed populations. The explosion of online initiatives in recent years has inspired scholarship examining why people contribute to these initiatives.(More)
The purpose of this mixed research integrative review is to determine factors that influence relocation transitions for older adults who are considering a move from independent living to supervised housing, such as assisted living, using the Theory of Planned Behavior as a conceptual guide. PubMED, CINAHL, and PsychInfo databases were queried using key(More)
The networked structure of the Internet affords distributed participant contribution to an array of projects, a phenomenon described by Raymond (1998) as a bazaar model of development. Included in, and related to this type of production is human computation, crowdsourcing, social computing, and peer production. A common element in each of these areas is(More)
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