Friday, December 5, 2008

Open governance: BigDialog

Theron recently asked me for information about our family's experience with math enrichment in the Pullman School District. He wanted to share it with a colleague at WSU.
When I sent him the information he wanted, he shared some links on open governance sites that are growing in parallel with Obama's campaign and transition:

BigDialog is one of he efforts intended to increase participation. While it is interesting, I wonder whether a simple click on thumbs up or down is the kind of commitment required for substantive change. These are a user generated form of self-selected response polls. Note the interesting use of the mashup with Google Maps that indicate the distribution of responses that are color-coded.

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