Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities

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  • Author : Mark Hedges
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Pages : 190 pages
  • ISBN : 9780081009413
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Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities

Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities
  • Author : Mark Hedges,Stuart Dunn
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 10 November 2017
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"The foundations of a theoretical framework for understanding the value of crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly important to academia as the Web transforms collaboration and communication and blurs institutional and professional boundaries. Crowdsourcing projects in the humanities have, for the most part, focused on the generation or enhancement of content in a variety of ways, leveraging the rich resources of knowledge, creativity, effort and interest among the public to contribute to academic discourse. Moreover, they have largely been insular activities,

Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities

Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities
  • Author : Mark Hedges,Stuart Dunn
  • Publisher : Chandos Publishing
  • Release : 15 November 2017
GET THIS BOOK Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities

Academic Crowdsourcing in the Humanities lays the foundations for a theoretical framework to understand the value of crowdsourcing, an avenue that is increasingly becoming important to academia as the web transforms collaboration and communication and blurs institutional and professional boundaries. Crowdsourcing projects in the humanities have, for the most part, focused on the generation or enhancement of content in a variety of ways, leveraging the rich resources of knowledge, creativity, effort and interest among the public to contribute to academic

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 April 2016
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 22 April 2016
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  • Release : 21 September 2020
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  • Release : 15 February 2016
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