Protocol: A literature review about the use of crowdsourcing in educational environments

Enrique Estellés Arolas


The objective with the protocol described in this paper is to review the existing literature in relation to the implementation of crowdsourcing in educational environments. It seeks to give answer to 4 questions. First, it seeks to answer the question of which kind of crowdsourcing initiatives are more appropriate to be used for educational activities. In second place it’s important to find out whether there is any particular discipline in which crowdsourcing, by its nature, can be applied more naturally. Third, it seeks to identify which factors influence both positively and negatively in the teaching/learning experience using crowdsourcing. Finally, the last question to answer, that implies the mentioned before, is interested in finding out whether crowdsourcing is an appropriate instrument to facilitate the teaching / learning.


crowdsourcing; education; innovation; collective intelligence

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