5. Collective Intelligence

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Module 1 Class 5


What is Collective Intelligence?  
& can we design for increasing it?  

Possibly the most crucial issue of our times of change: if we don't manage to work together, we will not achieve a more rational society.   (Or the other way round ...)




Note that we made this class into one of the Academy's 
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it was recorded with Tom Atlee, 



Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups

Psychologists have repeatedly shown that a single statistical factor—often called “general intelligence”—emerges from the correlations among people’s performance on a wide variety of cognitive tasks. 

But no one has systematically examined whether a similar kind of “collective intelligence” exists for groups of people. 

In two studies with 699 people, working in groups of two to five, we find converging evidence of a general collective intelligence factor that explains a group’s performance on a wide variety of tasks. 

This “c factor” is not strongly correlated with the average or maximum individual intelligence of group members but is correlated with 
  • the average social sensitivity of group members, 
  • the equality in distribution of conversational turn-taking, 
  • and the proportion of females in the group.

And each of these is addressed by designing for Inclusion in groups.  See Inclusion and Collective Intelligence article.






Links to Explore


http://wiki.ic.org/wiki/Main_Page

for many community resources . in english


from 
http://tom-atlee.posterous.com/the-best-resources-about-powerful-conversatio 

THE BEST ONLINE COMPILATIONS OF CONVERSATIONAL AND PARTICIPATORY PROCESSES 

By Tom Atlee 


CO-INTELLIGENCE INSTITUTE'S 
LIST OF PROCESSES 
http://co-intelligence.org/CommunityEngagement.html 
MULTI-PROCESS PROGRAM RESOURCES 
http://co-intelligence.org/DD-MultiProcessPgms.html 

NATIONAL COALITION FOR DIALOGUE AND DELIBERATION (NCDD) METHODS DATABASE 
http://ncdd.org/rc/item/category/dd-methods 

PARTICIPEDIA 
http://www.participedia.net 

DIALOGUE RESOURCE GUIDE 
http://www.transitiontowns.org.nz/resources/Dialogue%20Project%20V%202.0c.pdf 
(Shortened URL: http://bit.ly/f7xZW7

MULTI-STAKEHOLDER PROCESS RESOURCE PORTAL 
http://portals.wi.wur.nl/msp/ 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (IAP2) 
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION TOOLBOX (Especially the second half) 
http://iap2.affiniscape.com/associations/4748/files/06Dec_Toolbox.pdf 
(Shortened URL: http://bit.ly/giptNn)' 

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FACILITATORS (IAF) METHODS DATABASE (Requires free registration) 
http://www.iaf-methods.org/ 


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http://ncdd.org/rc/best-of-the-best-resources



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