Citizen science and global biodiversity
Citizen science and global biodiversity

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Citizen science and global biodiversity

Week 6: Using web resources


This week will be presented as a video diary. Over the course of the week, you will be taken on a learning journey through the stages of how you can use online resources to research the biology of species you record. Your guide will be Open University Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science, Dr. Yoseph Araya.

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The world wide web is a fascinating resource for looking about nature. There are many videos, pictures you can find from government and social media. However, it's not always easy to find good information from reliable sources. This week, you will look at a video diary which will help you how to use the web to find credible information from trustworthy resources as you study the biology of species you record and observe.
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By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  • search for further information on identified species, particularly using online resources, and using examples
  • understand the value of useful sources of information, using the PROMPT criteria.

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