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Massive Open Online Research: An approach to deal with wicked problems

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AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoPICMET 14 Conference, Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology
AlaotsikkoInfrastructure and Service Integration
JulkaisupaikkaPortland
KustantajaThe Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Sivut236-242
Sivumäärä7
ISBN (painettu)9781890843304
TilaJulkaistu - 10 lokakuuta 2014
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaPORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …

Conference

ConferencePORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

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Humans are hardwired as problem-solvers. Professional education, in particular, enables us to solve complex problems. Even decades ago, we could safely send a crew to the moon and back. A moon-bound project is a very challenging and complex problem, but it is a tame one. The problem is clearly defined and the challenge becomes how to find the best solution. As the world and issues become more interconnected, there is a different type of problem in the horizon - 'wicked' problems. A wicked problem is normally complex and challenging, but differs from the 'tame' problem because there is no agreement in terms of problem definition. A wicked problem does not allow for the 'choice' of best solution. Solutions tend to only mitigate the problem and sometimes generate unpredictable consequences. For instance, climate change is an issue that requires a level of ingenuity that cannot be achieved by a limited group of people, regardless how brilliant they are. It cannot be addressed by our dominant scientific, reductionist, discipline-based, and proprietary approach either. This paper proposes Massive Online Open Research (MOOR) as a better approach to deal with wicked problems. In terms of organization, this paper includes a literature review on online collaboration, focusing on the dynamics of knowledge creation and innovation. Selected open online research initiatives are used to contextualize the literature review. Based on the literature review and real cases, a MOOR framework is presented and discussed. Limitations and opportunities for future research are also included.

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