Revisiting the Wikinomics Concept: Towards New Methodological Approaches

  • Athanasios PriftisEmail author
  • Theo Bondolfi
  • Yves Boisselier
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8699)


Wikinomics is a well-established socioeconomic term. This paper draws from the ongoing work of the Wikinomics European Lifelong Learning project. It revisits the term’s definition and attempts to re-frame it, using collaborative training and educational approaches, that include sustainable network building and an open badges use scenario. The open badges scenario has been launched through an open communication process with the Mozilla Open Badges initiative and is based on a methodology aiming to connect the Wikinomics project learning outcomes, with the ECVET framework approach.


Wikinomics Collaboration Education Open badges ECVET 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Priftis
    • 1
    Email author
  • Theo Bondolfi
    • 1
  • Yves Boisselier
    • 2
  1. 1.Ynternet.orgGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.MAC TeamBrusselsBelgium

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