Crowdsourcing: Facilitating Collaborative Pedagogy and Research

Norman Sandridge, Ph.D.

November 14, 2016

Video Segments

  1. Intro
  2. What is academic crowdsourcing?
  3. What are the elements of crowd-sourced teaching?
  4. What was the Feedback on a Crow-Sourced Course?
  5. What are the elements of Crowd-Sourced Research?


Sometimes research projects are too big or too important to tackle by alone. Sometimes, we need to "crowd" up. Are you interested in creating, mobilizing or collaborating with online communities to enhance your research? If so, Professor Norman Sandridge presents a "playbook" for developing collaborative courses and collaborative online research using open sources and the scientific community's most promising form of research "Crowdsourcing." Crowdsourcing can help balance perspectives, validate findings and better inform the results. By referencing two his recent projects, a collaborative online commentary to an ancient text ( and a course website for leadership in the ancient world (, Professor Sandridge explains how to get started with open-source platforms and other research tools, but primarily how crowd sourcing can inform your research like no other tool or technology.