Krista D'Costa blogged about Social Media Week: When Research Goes Social: Community and Engagement over at Anthopology in Practice, and it was nice to see 2009 DML Competition winner Wild Lab's Gabriel Willow mentioned:
"Gabriel Willow of The WildLab was on hand to demonstrate the ways technology enables non-specialists to provide meaningful data with the WildLab App, which allows birders to upload sightings, geotag, and track birds. Bird watching is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the US, according to Willow. The WildLab App not only helps connect a community of bird watchers, but also represents a huge repository of information that scientists would not be able to collect on their own. The WildLab also has apps for turtles and horseshoe crabs. Why? Because there are communities of non-traditional scientists—regular folks—who have an interest in that data, and are willing to help compile it, and have an interest in using it."
Emily Spivack also blogged about WildLab on PopTech in the article Birding Gone Social with WildLab. For anyone planning to attend SXSW, WildLab's Jared Lamenzo will be speaking during the panel No Child Left Inside: Mobile Tech Meets Education, which I blogged about earlier in our DML Showcase Countdown Series.
Countdown to the 2010 DML Competition Showcase features Where Are They Now? updates on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 winners. The 2010 DML Competition winners will showcase their projects at the Designing Learning Futures DML Conference on March 4, 2011 in Long Beach, California.
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