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Motivations for integrating
Citizen Science
into Higher Education curricula
Citizen Science
• Involvement of volunteers
in science projects
• Collection of ecological &
environmental
information
Cit...
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
Students’ thoughts on using KiteSite in BYOD field session
Development of a campus
biodiversity recording app
1. Skills training
Scientific skills: Sampling strategy & techniques, digital mapping,
data accuracy and reliability issue...
2. Active Learning (Fieldwork)
For large class sizes
For MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
Enquiry-based learning
Teachi...
3. Students’ engagement in their learning (fun!)
Teaching motivations
Teaching motivations
….More?
Project Splatter (Sarah Perkins)
Where?
When?
What?
@projectsplatter
Project Splatter – Social media
PLATform for Estimating Roadkill
Research questions:
Where – spatial hotspots?
When – temporal hotspots?
Protected species?
Mapping invasive species
Behavi...
Skills training
Scientific skills: wildlife identification, data analysis, GIS,
mapping, project design, GIS, data mining ...
How to manage citizen science generated big data?
Project Splatter
Motivations for using Citizen Science in HE
Inputs
Project design
Project implementation
Outputs
Outcomes
Motivations for using Citizen Science in HE
Inputs
Project design
Project implementation
Outputs
Outcomes
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Motivations for integrating Citizen Science into Higher Education curricula

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Plenary talk at the 2015 EFL Showcase.
Alice Mauchline, University of Reading

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Motivations for integrating Citizen Science into Higher Education curricula

  1. 1. Motivations for integrating Citizen Science into Higher Education curricula
  2. 2. Citizen Science • Involvement of volunteers in science projects • Collection of ecological & environmental information Citizen Science
  3. 3. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  4. 4. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  5. 5. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  6. 6. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  7. 7. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  8. 8. Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  9. 9. Students’ thoughts on using KiteSite in BYOD field session Development of a campus biodiversity recording app
  10. 10. 1. Skills training Scientific skills: Sampling strategy & techniques, digital mapping, data accuracy and reliability issues… ‘Soft skills’: digital literacies, global citizenship, team working… Teaching motivations
  11. 11. 2. Active Learning (Fieldwork) For large class sizes For MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Enquiry-based learning Teaching motivations
  12. 12. 3. Students’ engagement in their learning (fun!) Teaching motivations
  13. 13. Teaching motivations ….More?
  14. 14. Project Splatter (Sarah Perkins)
  15. 15. Where? When? What? @projectsplatter Project Splatter – Social media PLATform for Estimating Roadkill
  16. 16. Research questions: Where – spatial hotspots? When – temporal hotspots? Protected species? Mapping invasive species Behavioural studies Project Splatter – Social media PLATform for Estimating Roadkill
  17. 17. Skills training Scientific skills: wildlife identification, data analysis, GIS, mapping, project design, GIS, data mining in Twitter, data management and handling, web design, grant writing ‘Soft skills’: Twitteracy, professional online behaviour, media skills, creativity What is this? What do you think? Project Splatter Send me stuff
  18. 18. How to manage citizen science generated big data? Project Splatter
  19. 19. Motivations for using Citizen Science in HE Inputs Project design Project implementation Outputs Outcomes
  20. 20. Motivations for using Citizen Science in HE Inputs Project design Project implementation Outputs Outcomes

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