We are pleased to announce the third offering of this course from iDigBio's Digitization Academy.
This free, online course aims to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to design and implement a biodiversity collections digitization project that successfully engages the public in online settings.
This course is targeted at those already associated with a biodiversity collection, such as collections managers, curators, student technicians, administrators, or others. The course will be relevant to a diversity of collection types. Participants do not need prior knowledge of biodiversity informatics or specialized software.
The aim of this 12-hour Digitization Academy course is to empower participants with the knowledge and skills to successfully (1) identify and address the opportunities and additional complexity that public participation introduces to a digitization project at a biodiversity collection, including ethical and legal factors, (2) design a public participation in digitization project, including budgeting and risk management, (3) identify, evaluate, and use tools and online platforms in a public participation in digitization workflow, (4) identify and implement quality management strategies, (5) identify common participant motivations and strategies to recruit and engage participants in a project, including events, games, and online forums, (6) and perform evaluation of a public participation in digitization project.
The course will occur from December 12–15 (Tuesday–Friday) between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm ET (= New York City time). Participants can expect to spend three hours per day in synchronous meetings and as much as two additional hours of preparation time per day outside of class. So this is about a 20-hour time commitment.
The course will be delivered in English.
Applications are closed.