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1 1 South Jersey Watershed Website Volunteer Monitoring Summit NJDEP, Oct 1-2, 2004 Jess W. Everett Rowan University Glassboro, NJ, USA

2 2 Overview Distributed Sharing Communities SJ Watershed Website

3 3 Distributed Sharing Communities Communities of learners sharing information over the Internet – Peers – Professional and lay – Faculty and students Content is contributed by multiple people, at different times and from multiple locations – Links, Documents, Pictures, Evaluations, Lists, Guides, Data,…

4 4 Amazon.com Listen to bits of songs View example book pages Read/add product reviews and ratings Offer advice on products (So youd like to…) Submit lists of preferred products (Listmania!)

5 5 Wikipedia.org Goal - complete and accurate free content encyclopedia Readers can – start own pages – edit existing pages – add images – comment on pages As of January 2004, 190,000 articles in English version (source:

6 6 SJ Watershed Website Acount driven, active webpage Guest and Users – Can view most of the site Contributors – Can contribute content, links, and data – Access to more Pages Administrator – Manages layout and account via forms

7 7 SJ Watersheds Home Guests and Users

8 8 Guest and User Pages Watershed – Watershed websites, watershed literature SJ Data – Data on South Jersey watersheds Education – Education websites or educational literature Resources – Online watershed resources Students – Student activities / Student handouts

9 9 Watershed Page - Guest

10 10 SJ Data - Guest Reach Characterization Data Water Quality Data Photos

11 11 Teacher Page - Contributor Add content with these links Student Activities – Teachers Copy Quickly access related student handout

12 12 Data Entry - Contributor Contributors upload data and pictures for their watershed

13 13 Resources Page - Administrator Anyone that owns a link can edit, delete, or crosslink it

14 14 Administrator Page The administrator can customize the site

15 15 Conclusions Harness the power of the internet to share information between – Faculty – Students – Professionals – Activists – Decision- makers – K-12 Teachers – Citizens

16 16 Acknowledgements Initial development of the Engineering City Software was funded by US NSF, grant No The Watershed Project is supported by the US EPA. A number of faculty have also worked on this project, DeMond Miller, Joe Orlins, John Hasse, and Kauser Jahan. Special thanks to all of the Rowan University students who have contributed.


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