Professor, Environmental Conservation and School of Public Policy
Office: 324 Holdsworth Hall
To learn about my research, please visit my personal website at CharlieSchweik.org
My Work: Selectedworks (where you can find some of my published work)
Courses Regularly Taught
- Governing the Commons (NRC597GC/SPP597GC; Fall semesters)
- Natural Resource Policy and Administration (NRC309; Spring semesters)
- Workshop in the Study of Commons-based Peer Production (Honors 391AH; Fall semesters)
- Makerspace Leadership and Outreach (SPP597M, MM and ML; every semester)
- Applications in Unmanned Aerial Systems (NRC597B, SPP597B; Spring semesters; Co-taught with Ryan Wicks)
Selected Recent Publications
- Massachusetts Catalog of Commoning Version 1
Commons have been defined as "living social systems through which people address their shared problems in self-organized ways" . This catalog — a first of its kind — offers a first glim …
- World Librarians: A Socio-Technical System Providing Library Search Services to Offline Schools and Libraries in Malawi
(Pre-print version of Schweik, C.M., Meyer, C., Chinkondenji, P., Smith, J. and McHenga, P. 2020. World Librarians: A Socio-Technical System Providing Library Search Services to Offline Schools and Li …
- The Untapped Potential of Making and Makerspaces in Higher Education
In this opinion piece, I describe describes four ways higher education could make much more of such educational opportunities.
- World Librarians: A Peer-to-Peer Commons for Closing the Global Digital Divide
INTRODUCTION An estimated 53% of the world’s population do not have Internet access. As a consequence, they lack information capital that could be key to bettering their lives. In this practice articl …
- Applications in Do-It-Together, Environmental Monitoring Technologies – Student Projects from an Interdisciplinary, Flipped, Service Learning, Makerspace Course.
This paper describes our efforts to create a new, flipped, team-based learning course around the development and use of open source environmental monitoring hardware.
- Work in Progress: Exploring the Role of Makerspaces and Flipped Learning in a Town-Gown Effort to Engage K12 Students in STEAM
This paper describes our efforts to build a university-community or 'town-gown' effort around educational outreach in the context of open source 'making'.
- Toward the Comparison of Open Source Commons Institutions
- Knowledge Commons introductory video
Commons are forms of governance and governance strategies for resources created and owned collectively. Knowledge commons governance is likely to be key to successfully addressing important social iss …
- Introduction to Geographic Information Science using ArcGIS V10
- Preliminary Steps Toward a General Theory of Internet-Based Collective-Action in Digital Information Commons: Findings from a Study of Open Source Software Projects
This paper presents some of the findings from a 5-year empirical study of FOSS (free/libre and open source software) commons, completed in 2011. FOSS projects are Internet-based common property regime …
- Proceedings of the OSS 2012 Doctoral Consortium
Papers accepted (and revised) by doctoral students who participated in the Open Source Systems (OSS) 2012 Doctoral Consortium, Hammamet, Tunisia
- Introduction to Geographic Science Using ArcGIS V10
This is a lab exercise manual with extra supplemental exercises for use in an introductory course in GIS for students in environmental conservation programs or studying public policy public administra …
- Internet Success: A Study of Open Source Software Commons
Analyzes more than 170,000 such projects, in an effort to explain what leads some free/libre and open source software projects to ongoing collaborative success and many others to early abandonment.
- Introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ArcGIS v10
A lab exercise manual used in an Introduction to Geographic Information Systems class designed for undergraduates or graduate students. Material takes students though the fundamentals using ArcGIS v10 …
- Proceedings of the OSS 2011 Doctoral Consortium
Proceedings of the Open Source Systems 2011 Doctoral Consortium that was co-located with the 7th International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2011), October 5th, 2011 in Salvador Brazil. http: …