Interested in Citizen Science and Scientific Crowdsourcing? Would you like to involve members of the public in your reseach? Want to learn more about best practice public engagement?
The UCL Extreme citizen Science (ExCiteS) group plus guest lecturers will be teaching the FREE online course, Introduction to Citizen Science & Scientific Crowdsourcing.
This course aim is to introduce you to the theory and practice of citizen science and scientific crowdsourcing. Citizen science is the participation of members of the public in scientific projects, including the engagement of a large group of people in the creation of new scientific knowledge (crowdsourcing). The module explores the history, theoretical foundations, and practical aspects of designing and running citizen science projects. By the end of the course, you will experience citizen science and be familiar with the academic literature in this area. The course duration is 20 hours of learning, plus 10 hours of practical.
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The Science Communication unit at the University of the West of England is providing a short online course for professional development. The first course starts 23 April.
A series of free courses from introducing what public engagement is, through to making podcasts and using debate and dialogue.