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Dr. Charlotte Dean writes about her experiences of using nQuire with young people

Young People’s use of nQuire to Ascertain Adults Perception of and Attitudes Towards Single-Use Plastic  By Dr. Charlotte Dean, University of Hull; School of Education This article describes how young people participating in the University of Hull’s Plastic Citizen project … Continue reading

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How to author online citizen science investigations

A hands-on workshop about how to design citizen science investigations using the nQuire platform ( took place on the 6th March 2020 at the Open University UK. Attendees mainly from a range of non-academic organisations such as museums, health care, … Continue reading

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nQuire workshop with the BBC, Met Office and community organisations

As part of the project “EDUcating Citizens and organisations in Citizen Science methodologies” (EduCS) funded by UKRI, we held the first workshop with community organisations, the MetOffice and the BBC about identifying personally meaningful citizen science investigations related to weather … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap between citizen science practitioners and academics through nQuire

A one-day hands-on workshop with 33 attendees took place at the Open University on the 2nd of July 2019. Invited practitioners and researchers used the authoring functionality of nQuire ( to set up and test their own nQuire missions. The … Continue reading

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How to design citizen science tools for learning

Our long-lasting experience of designing citizen science tools for inquiry learning has now been captured and published free access here. We report on eight design principles that guided the design of the nQuire platform, a citizen inquiry platform empowering people to initiate and complete their … Continue reading

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