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dc.contributor.authorJennett, C
dc.contributor.authorKloetzer, L
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, D
dc.contributor.authorIacovides, I
dc.contributor.authorCox, A
dc.contributor.authorGold, M
dc.contributor.authorFuchs, B
dc.contributor.authorEveleigh, A
dc.contributor.authorMathieu, K
dc.contributor.authorAjani, Z
dc.contributor.authorTalsi, Y
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-10T14:56:48Z
dc.date.available2017-01-10T14:56:48Z
dc.date.issued2016-04-20en_US
dc.date.submitted2017-01-09
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
dc.identifier.issn1824-2049en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://jcom.sissa.it/archive/15/03/JCOM_1503_2016_A05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10141/622114
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.
dc.language.isoEnglaishen_US
dc.publisherSISSA Media Laben_US
dc.relation.urihttps://jcom.sissa.it/en_US
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
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
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.journalJCom Journal of Science Communicationen_US
dc.identifier.volume15en_US
dc.identifier.issue03en_US
dc.identifier.startpage2 - 23en_US
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elements.import.authorJennett, Cen_US
elements.import.authorKloetzer, Len_US
elements.import.authorSchneider, Den_US
elements.import.authorIacovides, Ien_US
elements.import.authorCox, Aen_US
elements.import.authorGold, Men_US
elements.import.authorFuchs, Ben_US
elements.import.authorEveleigh, Aen_US
elements.import.authorMathieu, Ken_US
elements.import.authorAjani, Zen_US
elements.import.authorTalsi, Yen_US
dc.description.nhmThis article is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivativeWorks 4.0 License. The article attached is the publisher's pdf.
dc.subject.nhmCitizen science; Informal learning; Public engagement with science and technology
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-01T08:56:28Z
html.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.


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