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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 September 2013, Paphos (Cyprus), pp. 7–13.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 for the individual papers by the papers' authors
ISSN: 1613-0073
Extra Information: DC-ECTEL 2013
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
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 39220
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 10:11
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 04:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/39220
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