Author Archives: Maria Aristeidou

CitSci Edu: Understanding and improving the experience of educators engaging young people in citizen science activities

CitSci Edu is a Santander-funded project that focuses on understanding and improving the experience of educators and other mediators who engage young people in citizen science activities in formal and informal education. To this end, surveys and interviews with educators … Continue reading

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New project: CitSci Diaries!

This new European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) funded project is a collaboration between the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) and the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at Kiel University, Germany. This Short Term Scientific Mission … Continue reading

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Young people’s requirements for engaging with inquiry-led, civic engagement technologies

A partnership with young people took in Leysin American School (LAS), in Switzerland, during the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) workshop on enhancing synergies between citizen science and education helped us in evaluating a first version of the … Continue reading

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Citizen science impact event at The Open University

Book launch and latest developments in citizen science and learning There will be a citizen science impact event on the 20th of November (Monday), between 10 am – 3:30 pm, at the Open University to celebrate the launch of the Citizen … Continue reading

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New book: ‘Citizen inquiry: Synthesizing science and inquiry learning’!

Citizen science or crowdsourcing has gained an increasing popularity the last few years with web-based platform such as Zooniverse and iSpot scaffolding interactions between scientists and members of the public. Yet, little emphasis has been given to the educational benefits … Continue reading

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Tomorrow’s World nQuire

The Open University and the BBC have set up a joint project to develop a web platform for running large-scale public experiments in psychology and social science.   The BBC has experience in running mass-participation experiments through Lab UK which … Continue reading

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