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Slides to be presented as part of the Open Web Data for Education – Linked Data technologies for connecting open educational data session given at the 2nd International Open Data Dialog, Berlin, 18-19 …

Slides to be presented as part of the Open Web Data for Education – Linked Data technologies for connecting open educational data session given at the 2nd International Open Data Dialog, Berlin, 18-19 November 2013.

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  • 1. 2nd International Open Data Dialog Open (data in) Education PRESENTED BY Marieke Guy
  • 2. Open Education Removing barriers to education
  • 3. Open Education Food for thought More minds online •  Around 2.7 billion people (40% of the world's population) will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2013 – UN sources •  Several billion more in the forthcoming years – from developing countries, many with disabilities •  Worldwide demand for higher education •  New pedagogies needed for large-scale student teaching
  • 4. Open Data in Education Overview Open data in education •  All open data that can be used for educational purposes (e.g research data, GLAM data etc.) Data exploited/used by education. Open data that comes out of education institutions •  Administrative data created by educational institutions that can improve efficiency, allow students to make informed decisions etc. Both relevant to the LinkedUp Project
  • 5. What type of data?
  • 6. http://www.slideshare.net/louiscrusoe/open-education-data
  • 7. How can we use open data …to meet educational needs? By supporting students •  Through creation of new tools that enable new ways to analyse and access data e.g. maps of disabled access, tools for disciplines •  By enriching resources, making it easier to share and find them, and how to personalize the way they are presented •  By allowing student to explore resources, concepts, ideas and objects in various areas •  To make informed choices on education e.g. by comparing scores, course data etc.
  • 8. How can we use open data …to meet educational needs? By supporting schools and institutions •  Learning analytics data can help retain students •  Use data can enable efficiencies in practice e.g. library data can help support book purchasing •  Benchmarking and performance measuring By supporting governments and policy •  Open data can lead to change in policy •  Open data can lead support transparency & enable efficiency •  Data on equity and equality issues (3rd world countries) •  Education reform
  • 9. Education & Development How can open data help? •  Data is crucial for planning, managing budgets and spending, and evaluation •  Transparency of data is essential •  Interesting work going on to build tools to analyse data, building capacity etc. •  Global Partnership for Education Open Data Project (57 key education indicators from 29 countries) •  The data revolution in education and development: http://bit.ly/data-development •  School of data: http://schoolofdata.org
  • 10. http://www.opendiscoveryspace.eu/
  • 11. http://www.shule.info
  • 12. http://equipment.data.ac.uk
  • 13. Keep an eye on…
  • 14. Working Group Overview •  Binds together people to promote open data, open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices •  First activity: Writing the Open Education Handbook •  Mailing list, Twitter feed •  Want to see the discussions around open data in education pulled into the wider debates around open education •  http://education.okfn.org
  • 15. Open Education Handbook Overview Handb •  First activity of Working Group o Introd ok Writing P rocess •  Deliverable for LinkedUp Project Open uction E Open ducational R •  Collaboratively authored T esour ces Open extbooks Licenc •  Booksprint #1 London es Open Ba d g e s Open •  Booksprint #2 Berlin Learn in Open Data g and Pract •  Open Ed Timeline event ice Open Policy Additi •  Now on Booktype on Licenc al Informat ion •  Looking at synergies between Gl e ossar areas Ackno y wl edgem ents