SGE site users were predominantly students in environmental studies (ENVS) at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. They engaged in public digital scholarship on SGE as a part of their coursework throughout June 2011 – May 2014.
Additionally, students authored a number of big-picture themes (e.g. environmental discourses, biodiversity and conservation, environmental justice) in an effort to connect their situated work to some larger contemporary and crosscutting environmental themes. Introductory level students completed a situated synthesis in order to take stock of the multitude of existing projects done by students on SGE. Our idea was that collaborative and social learning, done by drawing on insights made by past student research, strengthened our scholarly community on campus and contributed to better, informed scholarship by new majors.