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DebateHub

Debate Hub is a tool for online communities to collectively organize and progress good ideas forward

Public deliberation in complex socio-technical debates is critical, but poorly supported by today’s social media platforms: it is hardly possible for citizens and community managers to quickly grasp the state of a public debate, know where they might best contribute to advance understanding, and effectively identify and pursue socially innovative ideas.

Debate Hub is an innovative tool for community deliberation that provides an intuitive interface for large-scale argumentation and advanced analytics and visualisations to enhance sensemaking, attention mediation and community moderation.

Debate Hub helps communities to identify the most robust ideas in the noise. It provides a collaboration environment in which ideas can be debated and assessed, in a way that it is not the most popular idea to win, but the one for which the best arguments are brought forward and the best evidence are provided.

Debate Hub also supports informed participation to public debates by providing a collective intelligence visualization dashboard consisting of summary analytics and attention mediation feedback. These features support newcomers to get a sense of where is the debate at and where is the best way for them to contribute. The DebateHub Visualization Dashboard is also a tool for community managers to monitor their community, promote attention and prioritize community’s resources and actions.

Partners
  • Sigma Orionis
  • Imagination for People
  • The Open University
  • Universitat Zurich
  • Euclid Network
  • CSCP
  • Purpose
  • Wikitalia

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Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contracts until 30th June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the UK. KMi has openings for two...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31 December 2018

The Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is looking for a Research Assistant or a Research Associate (depending on qualification), to work on an EU funded project – Up2U. The project will be focusing...

Research Assistant / Associate

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£29,799 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 31st December 2018

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Research...

Project Officer - Data Hub Development

Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
£32,548 - £38,833
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary contract until 30 June 2019

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute (KMi) is a distinct research unit within the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). KMi is looking for a Project Officer...

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