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A Book Review — Citizen Science: Co-optation Instead of Cooperation?

Bastian Greshake Tzovaras reviews the book Citizen Science Innovation in Open Science, Society and Policy from the university open access press, UCL Press. Greshake Tzovaras highlights the Ten Principles of Citizen Science and opens up questions about how to progress deeper participation and decision making by the public. Citizen science, the active participation of the …

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Welcome to Post-digital Community Science!

Image: Copyright Marochkina | Dreamstime.com https://www.dreamstime.com/marochkina_info A Generation Research theme: April/May 2019 In this Generation Research theme the idea is to look at how the general public can participate in the research process and the creation of knowledge as Community Science and how this is reinvigorating a culture of scholarship and science in society at …

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Will Education Become More Open?

Fig 1. The interplay of open science and open education Open science practitioners embrace the ideas of sharing and communicating their research and interests as well as collaborating with like-minded peers, i.e., practicing co-science (McKiernan et al. 2016) such as on the Open Science MOOC1 platform. If they admit to those goals regarding their research, …

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Teaching Impact is Key to Make Science Socially Relevant

Image: CC0, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_transfer#/media/File:Knowledge_transfer.svg By: Benedikt Fecher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Nataliia Sokolovska, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society; Marcel Hebing, Impact Distillery & Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Funders and policy makers increasingly demand that science has societal impact. This becomes apparent in national debates (e.g., …

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