Web 2.0 technologies have dramatically changed the way businesses communicate today and the rise of crowdsourcing is largely seen as an online, distributed model for problem-solving across industries. The maturity of web 2.0 technologies has also increased learners’ interest in online courses. However, the results obtained from online courses are highly debatable in terms of motivation, course completion rates and actual learning that occur. This paper is a call to apply social constructivism approach to online courses, using the power of crowdsourcing to collect educational resources around online courses and using crowd workers as More Knowledgeable Others (MKO’s) in online one-on-one settings to maximize learner’s satisfaction and learning.
Shaikh, Umair Uddin; Karim, Shakir; and Asif, Zaheeruddin, "Re-Thinking Vygotsky: Applying Social Constructivism to Asynchronous Online Courses utilizing the Power of Crowdsourcing" (2017). PACIS 2017 Proceedings. 233.