Title: Introduction to (online) citizen science / Science for All, and All for Science

Course Home: http://agile-dawn-4975.herokuapp.com/ (http://citizenscience.p2pu.org )



Other People to follow up with:

How are we going to get the word out?

What is this course about? Why would I take it?



(I started moving these over into discourse / and deleting them from the list below)

Week 1 - Introduction

Week 2 - Volunteer Sensing

Week 3 - Volunteer Thinking

Week 4 - Volunteer Computing

Week 6 - From course to community / Where to next?

Parking Lot:

(Optional) Week - How to start your own citizen science project

Week x - Track Your Trash

Week x - Money & Germs

Citizen science (also known as crowd science, crowd-sourced science, or networked science) is scientific research conducted, in whole or in part, by amateur or nonprofessional scientists, often by crowdsourcing.

Software we use to host the course:

Others stuff:

System Info:

User account details are at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PtXgYrEsOedcM9yg5X1rgCGtEbk3i12YE5FQEEeqs9w/edit (request access)

MOOC: (http://citizenscience.p2pu.org -> ) http://agile-dawn-4975.herokuapp.com/  - heroku app owner is Philipp

DISCOURSE: (Still need to set up DNS record)

Runs on AWS - Ubuntu Linux 64 in a small instance 

Webserver: used "thin start" method instead of nginx
sudo thin -d -p 80 -u discourse start

Using discourse linux user - /home/discourse/discourse

Current discourse admin - joel.natividad@ontodia.com and Philipp (philipp@p2pu.org)


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Science for All, and All for Science is an introductory course about citizen science.

This course has been designed to give you a grounding in Citizen Science, the range of fields and contexts to which it can be applied, and how it can contributes to both science and learning. We hope it will appeal to a range of people, from to citizens with an interest in science to scientists with an interest in volunteer participation. We will highlight a number  of amazing citizen science projects that you can get involved in right now, and maybe even inspire you to launch a project of your own. The course will provide you with more background information about the science behind these projects, and introduce you to a number of the scientists involved.. By the end of the course you will have tackled a number of science projects and you'll be well on your way to becoming a citizen scientist (if you aren't already).

The course is broken into 6 week modules. Each week, we will host an online seminar (using Google Hangouts) with some of the leading thinkers and doers in the field, and then offer a number of activities that let you dive deeper. All of the course content will be stored in our discussion forum (each week is one category).

Instead of a professor or university organizing the class, our e-mail scheduler will do it--that’s why it’s mechanical.