This Makes SENSE
Check out the Skills Exchange Network for Strategic Empowerment, or SENSE, as recently announced by Peter Nguyen over on LinkedIn:
So if you teach another person a particular skill for one hour, you get 100 credits. This allows you to receive training from another member.
For example, you might spend one hour teaching someone how to create a WordPress blog.
Thus, you earn 100 credits which allow you to learn, from another person, how to use Camtasia (a professional video editing application).
And it’s a lot of fun because you get to meet new people and make new friends!This is a great idea, another approach to the challenge I mentioned earlier this week -- how do we begin to see social networks as media for exchanging value over and above entertainment? A sensible way to start is to begin identifying what we each have to teach each other and what we can learn from each other. And seeing as unstructured and semi-structured educational models look to become predominant in the near future, developing a model for fair give-and-take learning seems timely.
Best of Luck to Peter Nguyen -- we'll be keeping an eye on his site.
Cross-posted from Transparency Revolution.