From London to the Arctic: Exploring Engagement and Learning in Citizen Cyberscience

Charlene Jennett, Anna Cox, D Mastracci, C Regalado
in http://aglobalvillage.org/journal/issue12/virtualcitizen/jennett/, Internet publication

Abstract

Technology can play a role in helping people to collaborate - and increasingly participate - in areas previously inaccessible to the non-expert. For example, research projects relying on crowd-sourced data- collection by amateurs are being made feasible and accessible via mobile apps or websites. This new phenomenon, known as 'citizen cyberscience', is currently being deployed and investigated by a team at UCL.