The H2020-funded Citizen Science project, WeObserve, today launched its first online course, Citizen Science Projects: How to make a difference. Aimed at anyone who wants to find out more about Citizen Science – and about how citizen scientists can effect change – the course is open to anyone and free to do.
The MOOC is hosted by Future Learn here.
For three hours a week, over the next four weeks, participants will work together to learn how to:
* Agree on a research topic and decide what data to collect
* Create a research community and keep everyone motivated
* Collect and analyse data and work out what it means
* Develop a plan to use evidence to bring about change
WeObserve is an H2020 “Coordination and Support Action” that aims to move citizen science into the mainstream. It brings together the expertise from a range of European research and Citizen Science organizations, including IHE Delft. The project lead is the UK’s University of Dundee, the other consortia members being IIASA (Austria), CREAF (Spain), ICCS (Greece), ECSA (Germany) and AAWA (Italy).