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Fisher, Randy (2008). Primal Needs Gone Digital: Educators' Motivations in Collaborative Wiki Spaces
Educators from learning organizations are drawn to WikiEducator for three motivational needs: (1) power; (2) achievement; or (3) affiliation.
Pioneering educator-authors are contributing their energies and talents, insights and perspectives to the global self-organizing WikiEducator community and contributing to open education resource (OER) projects - while working with established academic/learning organizations. Motivated by self-interest and a need for achievement, affiliation and power and varying forms of compensation, a growing global cluster of strategically-minded individuals and learning organizations are developing a scalable and sustainable model for free and open education. Undaunted by a complex, self-organizing ecosystem, wiki skills gaps and open source technology hiccups, educator-authors are engaging in meaningful participation, limited collaboration, and experiencing and increased performance and productivity.
- motivation, *wiki, collaboration, cooperation, education, organizational change, *open source, linux, FOSS, fear, resistance, needs, technology, technological change, complexity, *self-organization
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Table of Contents
- Primal Needs in the Digital Age: Educators' Motivations in Collaborative Wiki Spaces
- Executive Summary
- The Wiki Process
- Needs-Based Motivation Supports Wiki Use, Growth
- Experiencing a New Experience
- Primary Motivational Needs
- Compelling Motivational Needs
- Needs-Based Motivation Theory
- Intervention |outline Intervention
- Measuring WikiEducators' Effectiveness
- WikiEducators on the Move
- Research Methodology
- Motivated by the Wiki-Way
- Complex, Self-Organizing Ecosystems (new chapter)
- An Open Community of Shared Interest & Support
- Hippie Era Motivation Theory Meets the Digital
- Where Do WE Go From Here?
- The Control Paradox and a Paradigm Shift
- Discussion / Conclusion