Doug Clow OU Conference, 22-23 June 2010
What’s iSpot?
 
 
 
iSpot website
 
 
iSpot ecosystem
 
iSpot in action
“… I am new to iSpot and have to say that having a community of people with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help with the ...
Usage statistics (20 June 2010) <ul><li>130,000 visits </li></ul><ul><li>4,250 registered users </li></ul><ul><li>14,000 o...
Euonymus Leaf Notcher ( Pryeria sinica ) Independent Six-year-old girl discovers Asian moth in UK Daily Express Six-year-o...
Experts
Observations & identification <ul><li>98% of observations have an identification </li></ul><ul><li>83% of IDs match an NBN...
participatory learning
Fairy Rings of Participation (Makriyannis & De Liddo, 2010)
 
<ul><li>iSpot Team: Doug Clow, Richard Greenwood, Richard Lovelock, Jonathan Silvertown, Mike Dodd, Martin Harvey, Donal O...
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  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • This is a model of the user-driven aspect of the Biodiversity Observatory and how it will help people with a casual interest into informal, and ultimately formal, learning about biodiversity.
  • The current home page
  • An example of an iSpot observation – a good photo of a non-obvious species of damselfly (and immature female not showing its mature colours), tentatively identified by the original observer, corrected by an iSpot expert (who received three agreements), and with a very helpful explanation of the identification features in the Comments section (provided by a British Dragonfly Society representative)
  • iSpot - OU Conference

    1. 1. Doug Clow OU Conference, 22-23 June 2010
    2. 2. What’s iSpot?
    3. 6. iSpot website
    4. 9. iSpot ecosystem
    5. 11. iSpot in action
    6. 12. “… I am new to iSpot and have to say that having a community of people with the knowledge and enthusiasm to help with the identification of all the creatures people come across is a brilliant thing.&quot; “ Thank you so much, With all the books I have it is so hard identifying birds.... Thank goodness for iSpot” &quot;I found out about iSpot in my husband's copy of Sesame and am addicted! Have been telling family and friends about it and am now waiting to start S159.&quot; &quot;Thank you S159 / iSpot and all its contributors for getting me interested in nature :)&quot; &quot;I am really enjoying the way iSpot gets people thinking and talking about nature, and I can't go outside now without &quot;seeing&quot; things and I just want a camera with me all the time now!&quot;
    7. 13. Usage statistics (20 June 2010) <ul><li>130,000 visits </li></ul><ul><li>4,250 registered users </li></ul><ul><li>14,000 observations </li></ul><ul><li>23,000 images </li></ul><ul><li>16,500 identifications </li></ul><ul><li>37,000 agreements </li></ul>
    8. 14. Euonymus Leaf Notcher ( Pryeria sinica ) Independent Six-year-old girl discovers Asian moth in UK Daily Express Six-year-old finds UK’s rarest moth Teletext Girl finds rare moth Daily Mirror A hairy moment for little Katie Daily Mail Spotted in Britain for the first time, the voracious Asian moth Newbury Today Rare moth found in West Berkshire
    9. 15. Experts
    10. 16. Observations & identification <ul><li>98% of observations have an identification </li></ul><ul><li>83% of IDs match an NBN taxon name </li></ul><ul><li>89% of those are at species level </li></ul><ul><li>= 72% of observations have an NBN-matched species ID </li></ul>
    11. 17. participatory learning
    12. 18. Fairy Rings of Participation (Makriyannis & De Liddo, 2010)
    13. 20. <ul><li>iSpot Team: Doug Clow, Richard Greenwood, Richard Lovelock, Jonathan Silvertown, Mike Dodd, Martin Harvey, Donal O’Donnell, Jenny Worthington, Marion Edwards, Jon Rosewell, Janice Ansine, iSpot Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Photos: Mike Dodd, Jonathan Silvertown, Martin Harvey </li></ul>@dougclow http://dougclow.wordpress.com
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