Douglas C. Engelbart, the originator of the mouse and hypertext, describing the next frontier said
Projects and task forces aren't enough, and all the tools and technology in the world won't help if people aren't around to extract their lessons and convert them into better ways of getting better. For that, you need to talk about communities. ( Stewart, 1966)
The Shalom pilot is designed without threshold or ceiling, for experts and novices alike. It offers an opportunity to co-construct a shared meaning. Users come to know each others' minds and practice conflict resolution skills like reframing, reflection, and collaborative learning. It proposes interactive conceptual organization and mental mapping for collaboration and community building, skills too many know too little about.
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