The HSHSL proposes a course to build skills in people to become effective citizen scientists. A team at the HS/HSL is developing an online course, breaking down citizen science and research methods into understandable components. Citizen Science is being explored through the lens of public health, environmental health, and personal health. The course will be asynchronous and self-paced, with approximately 30-40 hours of content. It will be offered free of charge. The online course will be comprised of approximately five classes, each containing distinct topical units. Classes will be mounted on the edX platform and use a variety of instructional methodologies such as short lectures, animation, interviews, and slides. There will be additional resources, assignments, and evaluation tools developed.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Maryland Baltimore - Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Organization Type
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Alexa Mayo

Start Date
January 4, 2021
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Community-based Organization Staff
Data Scientist
Educator, K-12
General Public
Public Health Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Student, K-12
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Alaska Natives
American Indians
Asians/Asian Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Native Hawaiians
Other Pacific Islanders
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health