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Education & Learning

How to automate the extraction and analysis of information for educational purposes

In this case study we intended to reflect on how the online data about CS is shared and communicated in the websites, how could this data be extracted massively and stored in a central database to, later be analysed with different purposes. One of its, studied in this article, is the usage of all the information in educational contexts.

Citizen Science Community meets in force in Berlin

The biannual ECSA conference organised under the theme Citizen Science for Planetary Health got off to a great start in Berlin on 5 October with a welcome reception in the Museum of Natural History. The surroundings, dominated by dinosaurs and other fossils was a fine...

ECSA 2022, 5-8 October, Berlin, Germany

The ECSA Conference 2022 will be held from October 5-8 in Berlin, Germany. This year researchers from all disciplines, scientists, practitioners, activists, funders, policymakers, non-governmental organizations, artists, and other interested citizens worldwide...

Learning from others – marketing the science and engaging the citizens

Learning from others – marketing the science and engaging the citizens

Marketing and motivation studies highlighted the importance of knowing more about participants. Framing and user experience experts showed how to convert knowledge into tailored approaches that enhance engagement and retention. Other fields, including the world of commerce, have potential lessons for citizen science practitioners, especially those involved in top-down, mass participatory projects that require high levels of engagement.

ECSA Conference 2022, Call for proposals

ECSA Conference 2022, Call for proposals

The 4th ECSA Conference taking place from 5-8 October in Berlin, Germany runs under the cross-cutting theme of Citizen Science for Planetary Health. The concept of planetary health is based on the understanding that human health and human civilization depend on...

CSI-COP publishes their 5th Newsletter

CSI-COP publishes their 5th Newsletter

The European CSI-COP project has published their 5th Newsletter. In this edition they feature an interview of one of CSI-COP’s partners: Dr. Tiberius Ignat of Immer Besser. Tiberius explains a parent’s dilemma of wanting to provide his children with the wealth of...

Why is the protection of online privacy important to the Citizen Science community? – an interview with Huma Shah from CSI-COP

Why is the protection of online privacy important to the Citizen Science community? – an interview with Huma Shah from CSI-COP

Huma Shah is an Assistant Professor and Researcher in AI at Coventry University in the UK. She is a passionate defender of online privacy. She is currently directing the science on the EU-funded CSI-COP project. This aims to raise awareness of citizens’ right to privacy online, and to mobilise citizen scientists from across Europe and beyond to investigate the different types of trackers in websites and apps.

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