A design-based study of Citizen Inquiry for geology

Aristeidou, Maria; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike (2013). A design-based study of Citizen Inquiry for geology. In: EC-TEL 2013 Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 17-21 Sep 2013, Paphos (Cyprus), pp. 7–13.

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Citizen Inquiry forms a new method of informal science learning and aims to enable the engagement of citizens in online scientific investigations. Citizen Inquiry combines aspects from Citizen Science and Inquiry-based learning and is implemented through a community of practice where people having a shared interest interact and exchange knowledge and methods supported and guided by online systems and tools within a web-based inquiry environment. To explore the potential of Citizen Inquiry, a series of design-based studies will be developed to help in understanding and improving the engagement of citizens in online scientific investigation. “Inquiring Rock Hunters” is the first design-study of Citizen Inquiry, applied to Geology, and it explores the experience of participants with inquiries, other participants and tools.

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    Doctoral Consortium at EC-TEL 2013

    Proceedings of the Doctoral Consortium at the European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning 2013
    co-located with the EC-TEL 2013 conference (EC-TEL 2013)
    Paphos, Cyprus, September 17-18, 2013.

    Edited by Katherine Maillet, Tomaž Klobučar
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