NITLE ‘Crowdsourcing’ seminar

Discussion Guide for NITLE Crowdsourcing seminar

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 1-2 pm EDT, online via NITLE’s desktop videoconferencing platform

If you found this post useful, you might be interested in my book, Crowdsourcing Our Cultural Heritage.

Slides (8mb PDF).

Discussion Questions

  1. Have you ever participated in a crowdsourced project? What did you enjoy about it? Were you motivated to continue? Why/why not?
  2. How well do the tasks presented in the seminar and represented in the ‘Suggested Projects’ below match your students’ interests, knowledge and skills? Can you find projects that are a closer match?
  3. What else is required for undergraduate participation in crowdsourced projects to help meet liberal education learning outcomes?
  4. If crowdsourced projects are designed to meet intrinsic or altruistic motivations for voluntary participation, what are the ethical and practical implications of asking students to participate?
  5. What are some of the challenges of collaboration, credit and attribution in scholarly crowdsourcing, and how might you start to resolve them in your work with students?

Suggested Projects

Suggested Reading

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