Volunteer Thinking

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Volunteer Thinking by Mind Map: Volunteer Thinking

1. Frameworks

1.1. Amazon Mechanical Turk

1.1.1. Pros

1.1.1.1. Access to an existing community

1.1.2. Cons

1.1.2.1. by Jeff Atwood

1.1.2.1.1. Involves payments

1.1.2.1.2. Most tasks are SPAM

1.1.2.1.3. Alternative

1.1.2.2. Private software

1.2. BOSSA

1.2.1. Pros

1.2.1.1. Open Source

1.2.1.2. General framework

1.2.1.3. Easy to deploy

1.2.1.3.1. LAMP server

1.2.1.3.2. The project define the policies by writing PHP functions

1.2.2. Cons

1.2.2.1. PHP based

1.2.2.2. Relies on BOINC server

1.2.2.3. No credit system

1.2.3. Features

1.2.3.1. Jobs

1.2.3.1.1. Built-in distribution policies

1.2.3.1.2. Replication policies

1.2.3.2. Volunteers

1.2.3.2.1. Assessment based on

1.2.3.2.2. Built-in function to classify users

1.2.4. Possible extensions (by David Anderson)

1.2.4.1. Integration with BOINC

1.2.4.2. Teams as volunteers

1.2.4.3. Offline jobs

1.2.4.3.1. CouchDB

1.2.4.3.2. HTML5 offline storage

1.2.5. Installation

1.2.5.1. Download BOINC software

1.2.5.1.1. It is not necessary to compile any library

1.2.5.2. Create a project using: make_project --web_only test

1.2.5.3. Modify index.php to include a link for BOSSA

1.2.5.4. Ideas

1.2.5.4.1. Split code from BOINC

1.2.5.4.2. Keep integration with BOINC

2. Web-based training and education

2.1. BOLT

2.1.1. Pros

2.1.1.1. Fully integrated with

2.1.1.1.1. BOSSA

2.1.1.1.2. BOINC

2.1.2. Cons

2.1.2.1. HTML and PHP mixed

2.1.2.2. Difficult to make templates

2.1.3. Features

2.1.3.1. A course is a sequence of

2.1.3.1.1. Lessons

2.1.3.1.2. Exercises

2.1.3.2. Exercises can be

2.1.3.2.1. Reviewed

2.1.3.2.2. Repeated

2.1.3.2.3. Refreshed at intervals of weeks or months

2.1.3.3. Analytics

2.1.3.3.1. Lessons can be compared for a given topic

2.1.3.3.2. Lessons results can be

2.1.3.4. Attributes and adaptation is missing in official site