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National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques
article Distributed Knowledge

“The challenge of quality assurance continues to deter many employers and institutions from applying crowdsourcing practices in their organizations and reaping the benefits,” said Lease, who is a...

Samuel BennettMay 23, 2013 01:58 pm GMT1232 views
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National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques
Mozilla, NSF Announce Open Innovation Contest's First Round Winners
Open Innovation

Mozilla and the National Science Foundation (NSF) teamed up to launch the Mozilla Ignite challenge back in June. The open innovation initiative asked users to take advantage of “ultra-fast and deeply programmable new networks” and submit ideas for “apps from the future.” The initial ideation stage closed last month, and the winners were announced yesterday. We highlight a few of the winning ideas that make use of crowdsourcing.

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Anton RootSep 27, 2012 09:25 pm GMT4915 views
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Crowdfunding for research dollars: a cure for science’s ills?
document Crowdfunding

Science crowdfunding changes the equation by adding a powerful new incentive for scientists to engage the public with science: the potential for raising money for research directly from the...

Tonya Van Dijk May 23, 2012 02:14 pm GMT1219 views
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Crowdfunding for research dollars: a cure for science’s ills?
The #SciFund Challenge: Science Funding Through Crowdsourcing
document Crowdfunding

#SciFund proposes crowdsource funding (or simply crowdfunding) – an alternate venue of funding that has worked for the microfinance sector and the arts, yet remains largely untried in the sciences....

Jayne AnnNov 16, 2011 12:52 am GMT2233 views
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The #SciFund Challenge: Science Funding Through Crowdsourcing
Crowdfunding comes to science's aid as budgets, grants face squeeze
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According to Brian L. Fisher: "Crowdfunding can fund interesting ideas that the NSF would never fund . It also funds only about 6% of science research projects . For the 94 % that...

Luis Enrique MoralesJul 09, 2012 08:32 am GMT1333 views
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Crowdfunding comes to science's aid as budgets, grants face squeeze
Writing about Math
document Distributed Knowledge

Now, a decade later, members of MIT’s faculty have been developing -- with money from the National Science Foundation -- a website, the Educational Collaboration Space, that is meant to be a...

Archenette EvangelioJul 17, 2011 07:22 pm GMT1611 views
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Writing about Math
NASA tries to free creativity with Big Data Challenge
article Open Innovation

NASA, along with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, launched a competition on TopCoder called the Big Data Challenge series.Essentially,it’s a competition to crowdsource...

Fiona MaresOct 08, 2012 12:54 am GMT2519 views
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 NASA tries to free creativity with Big Data Challenge
National Institute of Justice Issues Challenge to Develop High Speed Software Applications that Improve Law Enforcement, Community Safety
document Open Innovation

The National Institute of Justice, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) seek to promote the development and evaluation of...

Rebecca GutierrezJan 11, 2014 02:07 am GMT922 views
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National Institute of Justice Issues Challenge to Develop High Speed Software Applications that Improve Law Enforcement, Community Safety
Republican Congressmen Crowdsource Attack on Science
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House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) announced last week that the YouCut Citizen Review, a crowdsourcing tool for identifying “wasteful spending that should be cut,” would make its very...

Tim SatterthwaiteDec 08, 2010 04:37 am GMT769 views
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Republican Congressmen Crowdsource Attack on Science
My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation
document Crowdfunding

Mr. Bonebrake is excited that people might be getting involved with his research by supporting it but if nobody decides to contribute funds he won’t be terribly disappointed. But his point is,...

Jason RobbinsOct 15, 2011 11:19 pm GMT3806 views
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My Own #SciFund Challenge Motivation
Duolingo and the Power of Human Computation
Cloud Labor, Distributed Knowledge, Tools

Luis von Ahn wants to translate the web — all of it. To call him ambitious is an understatement. In a TED Talk that was originally uploaded to YouTube in April 2011, von Ahn introduced Duolingo, a crowdsourced translation project, and boldly proclaimed that with one million users, the site could help to convert the entirety of Wikipedia into Spanish in 80 hours. Free of charge. Even with a slightly more modest prediction of 100,000 users, the task would be completed within five weeks. What von Ahn, an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was proposing, and what Duolingo is now beginning to offer in a private beta, is a crowdsourced translation service that provides every volunteer with a service of their own. What he envisions is a tool that will not just revolutionize the Internet, but education itself.

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Alistair MackayDec 19, 2011 03:39 pm GMT9096 views
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Petridish Lets You Participate In Cutting Edge Scientific Research
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Petridish allows scientists to post their projects online and solicit funding from backers.Its portfolio is expanding every day:a few dozen projects have been listed and several have been funded...

Benjamin FosselJun 01, 2012 01:58 pm GMT949 views
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Petridish Lets You Participate In Cutting Edge Scientific Research
Crowdsourcing’s Hall of Fame

There are a myriad of possibilities in the search for crowdsourcing milestones that announced its advent and its adoption as a model for online production, problem solving and for organizing for collective action: Commercial applications, advertising campaigns that succeed or backfire, funding for entrepreneurial ventures. This list of one dozen focuses on the pinnacles that demonstrate crowdsourcing’s highest potential: For public good, scientific research and technological innovation.


Each of these events involves a seminal moment when crowdsourcing came into greater public awareness being driven from calls to action that resulted in ever increasing numbers of individuals working together in a manner that has raised our collective consciousness.


We have selected our landmark crowdsourcing events based on criteria that make them notable because of their scale, their impact and the extent of their outreach to a wider audience both demographically and geographically. See if you agree with our choices!

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Carl EspostiMar 28, 2011 05:44 am GMT8984 views
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Digital Crowdsourced Art: The work of Aaron Koblin
Crowd Creativity

Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data and digital technologies his work creations of digital art formed from real-world and community generated data. His projects have been shown at international festivals including Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, OFFF, the Japan Media Arts Festival, and TED.

Aaron’s work represents some of the best examples of how masses of otherwise innocuous information can be processed to create beautiful, but equally complex visualizations of data derived from thousands of individual actions. Aaron has also been experimenting with the aggregation of data derived from the collective actions of individuals.

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Cristina CaineApr 04, 2011 03:33 am GMT5453 views
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Skild
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Skild provides competition management software and professional services to publishers of online awards, prizes and other "skill-based" challenges. Skild's intelligent competition...

Ryan WilsonMay 17, 2011 05:26 pm GMT1196 views
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Skild
Open Study
site Distributed Knowledge / Help (inc. customer support)

OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group,...

Conor CusackMay 19, 2011 05:29 pm GMT2850 views
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Open Study
Educational Collaboration Space
site 

The Educational Collaboration Space (ECS) provides a powerful and flexible open source tool for building focused communities of teachers. An earlier version was conceived of and built in the...

Archenette EvangelioJul 17, 2011 07:30 pm GMT1448 views
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Educational Collaboration Space
Climate CoLab
site 

Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, the Climate CoLab seeks to harness the collective intelligence of people around the world to address climate change. The Climate CoLab is a forum...

Tonya Van Dijk Aug 23, 2011 12:49 am GMT1456 views
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Climate CoLab
Widescope
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Widescope is a Stanford research project to help societies explore hard economic trade-offs, through data-driven social networks. Their 1st experiment is this website which helps you explore...

Archenette EvangelioSep 01, 2011 07:14 am GMT1212 views
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Widescope
Crowdsourcing: Are two heads better than one?
document Crowd Creativity

“When you think about it,” says Kijewski-Correa, “it makes perfect sense. Even dedicated research teams can find themselves too close to a project. This is when tapping external sources — in this...

Jason RobbinsDec 07, 2011 11:49 pm GMT1730 views
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Crowdsourcing: Are two heads better than one?
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