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Evaluating and stimulating learning and creativity in projects like T4T
Hi! I'd like your feedback on the following idea. With colleagues at the Citizen Cyberscience Centre, we are preparing a proposal for an EC project to evaluate and stimulate learning and creativity in citizen cyberscience projects. Basically, volunteers like you do a lot of great work in projects like T4T. Sometimes what you do is very creative. And by participating, some of you also learn new skills. So the idea is to find ways to measure and validate your creative contributions and your learning, and improve the software that allows you to do that. For example, this could be by introducing transferable badges or other forms of 'education credit' that could be used more widely – maybe even transferred to University credits or used in CVs in some cases. What do you think of that idea? Just so you know, we'd like to include any useful feedback in the proposal, to illustrate that volunteers actually care about this sort of issue and have good ideas and suggestions about how to handle it. Thanks in advance!