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Smart Stuff is a community aimed at improving RMIT by creating a diverse network of ideas through the process of crowdsourcing.
 
Crowdsourcing is a process that operates on the fundamental principle that two heads are better than one. Through cumulative practice and drawing on different individual skill sets, experiences and contributions - crowdsourcing allows us to engage and create a more complete and democratic space.
 
There are many uses for crowdsourcing from generating capital, accessing experts for development work or generating ideas. 
 
A strong example of the effectiveness of crowdsourcing can be seen in the success of Wikipedia. Instead of creating an encyclopedia on their own, hiring writers and editors, they gave a crowd the ability to create the information. The result? The most comprehensive encyclopedia this world has ever seen.

 

Like any sourcing model there are inherit risks. Clear instructions and a launch plan are essential when developing an outsourcing model . You could potentially be searching through thousands of possible ideas, which can be painstaking, if you haven't developed a plan. 

 

Through contributing we can make RMIT a better and more efficient place.
 
Many hands make light work indeed.
 
Thanks for reading and remember to conrtibute, vote and share on Smart Stuff.
 
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