Share Economy, “the more you share, the more you have”

Shareconomy  or Share Economy was a keynote theme at CEBIT 2013 in Hannover, GERMANY, the biggest technology exhibition in Europe. The term „Share Economy“ was coined by Martin Weitzman, the well-known economy and Professor of Economic at Harvard University. The basic idea of Weitzman theory described „The more we share our success with others, the more we profit ourselves.

Nowaday Share Economy become more popular and people willingness to share are increased. The vision of intelligence share model has become today reality. We share our property, cars, knowledge, ability, hobby, parking lot, garden etc. Obviously there will be more share economy model in the future, so don’t be surprise!. The economist put the Sharing Economy on the March cover e.g. „The rise of the sharing economyOn the internet, everything is for hire“, „All Eyes on the Sharing Economy“.

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Example of „Share Economy“ companies are

  • airbnb.com, an online marketplace allowing anyone from private residents to commercial properties to rent out their extra space. The companies have different business model and different offering
  • Zipcar.com, the world’s largest car sharing and car club service as an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership
  • taskrabbit.com (is an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource small jobs and tasks to others in their neighborhood) and many more

An interesting video explain about Sharing economy trend overview from Campbell Mithun

Instructure Launches App Center To Let Teachers, Students Install Third-Party Apps Across Learning Platforms

TechCrunch

Props are owed to companies like Blackboard and Moodle for being early movers in the educational software space, particularly in helping catalyze innovation in learning management systems (LMS). The problem is, of course, they got their start over a decade ago, and haven’t always elicited raving reviews from students and schools.

Blackboard has continued to expand its suite of tools, and the ever-growing-features of LMSes like Sakai, Edmodo, Desire2Learn and Schoology are finding bigger and bigger audiences. The Salt Lake City-based Instructure launched Canvas in 2011, hoping to one-up a crowded field of competitors and give colleges and universities a more “modern,” cloud-centric alternative.

Taking cues from Moodle, Instructure designed Canvas to be open source to let third-parties contribute to create more rapid development and bug fixes, while going one step further by avoiding Flash, offering a mobile product, APIs and scalable hosting. But, traditionally, the problem has…

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