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I’m not a scientist, but I am curious person. I am the type who reads voraciously, watches documentaries and nature shows and is amazed at the ingenuity of innovators who find solutions to both big and small things. Often sharing with people: “did you hear/read about …” and then rattle off the interesting discovery I found (usually via Twitter).
Today, I saw this article tweeted: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/citizen-science-salon/2015/01/05/scistarters-top-fourteen-citizen-science-projects-2014/#.VKsS7yvF8d8 and immediately clicked through. You see, I am quite drawn to the notion of citizen science for many reasons:
As an instructional designer, I think there are lots of great ways that participating in citizen science could improve your practice, increase your knowledge in a subject or even influence your learning designs. Really, it’s another way of developing an “Instructional Designer’s Mindset”, which I blogged about late 2014. I encourage you to find a project to contribute to this year and would love to hear stories of instructional designers who have done so. Feel free to tweet your thoughts with the hashtag: #IDmindset.