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CitSocSci - mass participation in addressing big social problems

Last week was the Citizen Cyber Summit #ccs in London a fascinating gathering of people interested in, design and running citizen science activities. From the open session it reinforced how exciting our own exploration of citizen science is, and more importantly, the potential for finding new ways of addressing some persistent social challenges. That may sound overly optimistic, perhaps even a little naive, but as James Borrell highlighted in his opening speech, these are important characteristics of starting out a citizen science based enquiry.

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NT100: The Making Of
Tech innovation you can SEE
Technology in Education – it’s the use that matters

It’s been a year since I started blogging here at Nominet Trust, exploring the research around new technologies particularly in education.   There probably hasn’t been a more exciting time in the Nominet Trust year for me as they’ve just announced a new fund with the Education Endowment Foundation – it’ll be great to see what’s funded and what outcomes they achieve.  I’m going to use this final blog of the year I’ll sum up what I’ve covered so far and how it’s all related.

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Knowledge Mapping for the third sector

Mapping what we search for

In my last post, I said I’d talk a bit more about knowledge mapping.  I’m particularly interested in this area because while information retrieval through search engines is rather well supported for individuals engaging in fairly short factual retrieval, longer and collaborative tasks have relatively less tools for their facilitation.  So this is an interesting area from an information management perspective in general.  

Mapping for the 3rd sector

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Linking Existing Data - See the Connections

Data – What is it good for?

Last blog I talked about Linked Data in relation to OER – linking the OER together.  One aspect of this was personalisation – being able to see where gaps in a students learning were, and plugging them dynamically though linked OER.

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