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  • 1. Crowdsourcing An overview http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ Alun Edwards Learning Technologies Group, University of Oxford
  • 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC96-T_QEsI
  • 3. The general public has been participating in academic work for generations
  • 4. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/
  • 5. Universities are increasing investment in their surrounding communities HEFCE Strategic Plan 2006–2011, programmes to support the public engagement agenda. • The Beacons for Public Engagement • JISC Business & Community Engagement • E.g. MMU “looking over the wall”
  • 6. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/so-you-want-to-be-a-scientist/
  • 7. Commons Wikipedia Wikimedia Commons Flickr Commons Flickr
  • 8. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 9. Singapore- no camera by daniellih on Flickr licensed under Creative Commons
  • 10. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/who_am_i_intro.aspx http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 11. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit http://www.flickr.com/groups/couplingup/
  • 12. Universities using the public’s technology to crowdsource research • Screensaver Project • (Oxford University with the National Foundation for Cancer Research) • SETI • (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) • Quake-Catcher Network • Turn your laptop into a seismic sensor (QCNLive)
  • 13. Uni’s use public’s technology to crowdsource research: http://qcn.stanford.edu/
  • 14. Universities using the public’s enthusiasm and their knowledge to crowdsource research • National History Museum cherry tree blossom
  • 15. Uni use public and their knowledge to crowdsource research: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/british-natural-history/tree-survey/index.html
  • 16. Experts setting-up wikis and blogs for users to contribute to • Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) • WikiMentalHealth • Crime and Justice Students • Personality Rights Database • Science of Ghosts blog
  • 17. http://scienceofghosts.wordpress.com/
  • 18. http://scienceofghosts.wordpress.com/
  • 19. Learning from the Experts True stories are not the best medicine but they are nutritious and sustaining. They feed the mind with information and the heart with hope and strength Philip Pullman The best teaching is taught by the patient himself Sir William Osler, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford (1905-1920)
  • 20. Learning from the Experts • Patient Voice Team • (e.g. the School of Medicine, University of Leeds) • Healthtalkonline • Youthealthtalk • (Health Experience Research Group at the University of Oxford)
  • 21. http://www.healthtalkonline.org/
  • 22. http://www.demos.co.uk/publications/the-edgeless-university
  • 23. Community-contribution within academic work • BBC The People’s War, and the History of the World • The Great War Archive • Galaxy Zoo • Museum tagging projects • Numerous digital storytelling initiatives
  • 24. Benefit for contributor and community So finally to the GWA and RunCoCo GWA, bulletholes and benefits http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/
  • 25. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/inyourarea/
  • 26. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 27. Galaxy Zoo
  • 28. http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/freeze_tag/start.php http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 29. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ http://collections.vam.ac.uk/crowdsourcing/
  • 30. http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ http://www.gwap.com/gwap/
  • 31. http://futureoftheinternet.org/
  • 32. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnEL4aAAjgo and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dw3h-rae3uo
  • 33. https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit
  • 34. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/mps-expenses http://runcoco.oucs.ox.ac.uk/
  • 35. Do you check volunteers’ workings?
  • 36. Community-contribution should benefit: • The community • The participants / the volunteers • Research
  • 37. Benefit for contributor and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzlvn community
  • 38. Benefit for contributor and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzlvn community
  • 39. Benefit for contributor and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzlvn community
  • 40. Benefit for contributor and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzlvn community
  • 41. Benefit for contributor and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rzlvn community
  • 42. In building community collections, we’re also building communities themselves • Pitfalls: • Quality of material and the quality and validity of metadata • Less resource intensive to digitise BUT more resource intensive in terms of marketing and engagement • Building a community requires long- term support
  • 43. Many advantages to community collections: • Engaging the general public in University projects • Releasing unseen material, providing new avenues for research and teaching • Preserving histories that may have been lost • Economies of Scale • Communities can become self- serving
  • 44. Community-contribution should benefit: • The community • The participants, contributors or the volunteers • The institution and/or • Research, Learning & Teaching
  • 45. http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit