nQuire: citizens acting as scientists in massive open online learning

Scanlon, Eileen; Herodotou, Christothea; Sharples, Mike and McLeod, Kevin (2020). nQuire: citizens acting as scientists in massive open online learning. In: L@S '20: Proceedings of the Seventh ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale, 12-14 Aug 2020, Virtual event, USA, ACM, pp. 257–260.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3386527.3406722


This paper reviews the current developments in the use of nQuire (www.nquire.org.uk), an Open University platform supporting engagement of members of the public in large-scale interactive surveys and science investigations. The platform is designed to continue a series of mass online science investigations from BBC Lab UK linked to broadcast TV and radio programmes, alongside the citizen-led inquiries. This paper reports on progress with the development of the platform and its use in a variety of contexts

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  • 71777
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  • Conference or Workshop Item
  • Keywords
  • inquiry learning; distance learning; citizen science
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2020 Eileen Scanlon, © 2020 Christothea Herodotou, © 2020 Mike Sharples, © 2020 Kevin McLeod
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