Inquiring Rock Hunters

  • Maria Aristeidou
  • Eileen Scanlon
  • Mike Sharples
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8719)


The Inquiring Rock Hunters project is an example of Citizen Inquiry. Adult citizens designed and ran their own investigations in geology, through the online platform called nQuire, while collaborating with scientists. Analysis of the investigations shows patterns of collaboration and mentoring between novice, intermediate and expert geologists, however further work is needed to create a self-sustaining community of inquiry.


Citizen Inquiry Online Science Learning Engagement with Science Scientific Investigations Community of Inquiry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Aristeidou
    • 1
  • Eileen Scanlon
    • 1
  • Mike Sharples
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Educational TechnologyThe Open UniversityU.K.

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