Motivations, Learning and Creativity in Online Citizen Sceince Charlene Jennett, Laure Kloetzer, Daniel Schneider, Ioanna Iacovides, Anna L. Cox, Margaret Gold, Brian Fuchs, Alexandra Eveleigh, Kathleen Mathieu, Zoya Ajani and Yasmin Talsi

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622114
Title:
Motivations, Learning and Creativity in Online Citizen Sceince Charlene Jennett, Laure Kloetzer, Daniel Schneider, Ioanna Iacovides, Anna L. Cox, Margaret Gold, Brian Fuchs, Alexandra Eveleigh, Kathleen Mathieu, Zoya Ajani and Yasmin Talsi
Authors:
Jennett, C; Kloetzer, L; Schneider, D; Iacovides, I; Cox, A; Gold, M ( 0000-0003-4853-2463 ) ; Fuchs, B; Eveleigh, A; Mathieu, K; Ajani, Z; Talsi, Y
Abstract:
Online citizen science projects have demonstrated their usefulness for research, however little is known about the potential benefits for volunteers. We conducted 39 interviews (28 volunteers, 11 researchers) to gain a greater understanding of volunteers' motivations, learning and creativity (MLC). In our MLC model we explain that participating and progressing in a project community provides volunteers with many indirect opportunities for learning and creativity. The more aspects that volunteers are involved in, the more likely they are to sustain their participation in the project. These results have implications for the design and management of online citizen science projects. It is important to provide users with tools to communicate in order to supporting social learning, community building and sharing.
Citation:
Jennett, J., Kloetzer, L., Schneider, D., Iacovides, I., Cox, A. L., Gold, M., Fuchs, B., Eveleigh, A., Mathieu, K., Ajani, Z. and Talsi, Y. (2016). ‘Motivations, learning and creativity in online citizen science’. JCOM 15 (03), A05.
Publisher:
SISSA Media Lab
Journal:
JCom Journal of Science Communication
Issue date:
20-Apr-2016
URI:
https://jcom.sissa.it/archive/15/03/JCOM_1503_2016_A05; http://hdl.handle.net/10141/622114
Submitted date:
2017-01-09
Type:
Journal Article
ISSN:
1824-2049
Appears in Collections:
Life sciences

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dc.contributor.authorKloetzer, Len
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Den
dc.contributor.authorIacovides, Ien
dc.contributor.authorCox, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGold, Men
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, Ben
dc.contributor.authorEveleigh, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMathieu, Ken
dc.contributor.authorAjani, Zen
dc.contributor.authorTalsi, Yen
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dc.identifier.citationJennett, J., Kloetzer, L., Schneider, D., Iacovides, I., Cox, A. L., Gold, M., Fuchs, B., Eveleigh, A., Mathieu, K., Ajani, Z. and Talsi, Y. (2016). ‘Motivations, learning and creativity in online citizen science’. JCOM 15 (03), A05.en
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dc.description.abstractOnline citizen science projects have demonstrated their usefulness for research, however little is known about the potential benefits for volunteers. We conducted 39 interviews (28 volunteers, 11 researchers) to gain a greater understanding of volunteers' motivations, learning and creativity (MLC). In our MLC model we explain that participating and progressing in a project community provides volunteers with many indirect opportunities for learning and creativity. The more aspects that volunteers are involved in, the more likely they are to sustain their participation in the project. These results have implications for the design and management of online citizen science projects. It is important to provide users with tools to communicate in order to supporting social learning, community building and sharing.en_US
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dc.titleMotivations, Learning and Creativity in Online Citizen Sceince Charlene Jennett, Laure Kloetzer, Daniel Schneider, Ioanna Iacovides, Anna L. Cox, Margaret Gold, Brian Fuchs, Alexandra Eveleigh, Kathleen Mathieu, Zoya Ajani and Yasmin Talsien_US
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