A new topic has opened up in the NITLE prediction markets: “will the OpenCourseWare Consortium have more than 250 members by April 2009?” This question focused on the growing OCWC, and its ability to win campus support for its open content mission. 114 colleges and universities currently participate.
This topic, or “proposition,” came from a trader suggestion. Traders can quickly offer ideas for new questions via this SurveyMonkey page.
The NITLE prediction markets are open to any interested person, and have seen energetic trading since their launch earlier this month. They use a game-like form of distributed intelligence to apprehend emerging trends. Buying and selling shares, along with comments posted to some trades, help connect us with developing stories and growing analyses.