University of Oulu

Integrating open and citizen science in higher education

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Author: Mucheleka, Martin1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education, Educational Sciences
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Pages: 44
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : M. Mucheleka, 2021
Publish Date: 2021-08-19
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Celik, Ismail
Reviewer: Sobocinski, Márta
Dindar, Muhterem
Celik, Ismail


Integrating Open/Citizen Science in Higher Education is a great way to engage students and general population and help them feel empowered. Open/Citizen Science is a powerful tool for teaching science, but it must be made accessible and easy to use by both faculty members and students.

As the world becomes increasingly more connected, how can higher education be prepared to meet the challenges of a new era? One answer might lie in citizen science and open science. Citizen scientists are volunteers who make contributions to scientific research without having a formal position in the field or being paid for their work. Open science lab projects provide students with hands-on opportunities for scientific inquiry and discovery in different areas of research. The purpose of this study was to find out to what extent Open/Citizen science has been integrated in higher education and what are the impacts and challenges regarding to Open and Citizen Science in higher education. The findings of the study suggest that Open/Citizen science has been integrated into higher education in a limited way and there is a need for further development of this field. There are also different challenges faced with Open/Citizen Science in Higher Education such as lack of policy to guide on how it should be implemented.

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