Inquiring Rock Hunters

Aristeidou, Maria; Scanlon, Eileen and Sharples, Mike (2014). Inquiring Rock Hunters. In: Open Learning and Teaching in Educational Communities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer International Publishing, pp. 546–547.




The Inquiring Rock Hunters project is an example of Citizen Inquiry. Adult citizens designed and ran their own investigations in geology, through the online platform called nQuire, while collaborating with scientists. Analysis of the investigations shows patterns of collaboration and mentoring between novice, intermediate and expert geologists, however further work is needed to create a self-sustaining community of inquiry.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 41363
  • Item Type
  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • ISBN
  • 3-319-11200-7, 978-3-319-11200-8
  • ISSN
  • 0302-9743
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  • Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
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  • Keywords
  • citizen inquiry; online science learning; engagement with science; scientific investigations; community of inquiry
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2014 Springer International Publishing
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