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Crowdsource U

This project could take several directions. It could be a Public Insight Network-like site (publicinsightnetwork.org) where students and/or faculty register and identify topics that they are interested in or knowledgeable about. The result would be a way for researchers to find subjects for surveys or for their research. It might also provide a means of connecting the public with experts similar to experts.umn.edu.

Another direction could be a site similar to Amazon Mechanical Turk or elance.com that would connect faculty and staff with students who can fulfil small, one-off jobs; the job could either require a specific skill, or be tedious in nature but require a person to do it. One example might be a faculty member who has $500 allocated in a grant and needs someone with PHP skills to write some code. Students could register with their expertise and build reputation as they successfully complete projects.

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