Open Education: Open Data Ireland

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Presentation given at Open Data Ireland meetup 6:30pm 23rd January 2014, University College Cork.

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Open Education: Open Data Ireland

  1. 1. Open Data Ireland Meetup Open Education PRESENTED BY Marieke Guy, Open Knowledge Foundation
  2. 2. Me!
  3. 3. LinkedUp Project Linking data for Education ● EU Project from November 2012 - November 2014 ● FP7 Support Action which “pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions” ● Open Knowledge Foundation leading on dissemination
  4. 4. LinkedUp Challenge Overview •3 competitions: Veni, Vidi, Vici •“We’re inviting you to design and build innovative and robust prototypes and demos for tools that analyse and/or integrate open web data for educational purposes” •People’s Choice •Veni Competition June 2013 – September 2013 •Vidi Competition November 2013 – May 2014 •Vici Competition June 2014 – October 2014
  5. 5. Prototypes & Apps
  6. 6. Open Education Removing barriers to education
  7. 7. Why 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 ●
  8. 8. Open Data in Education Food for thought 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.
  9. 9. What kinds of Data?
  10. 10. Open Education Data (Open) Educational Resources ▪Shared via diverse APIs, semistandards, vocabularies World Wide Web Linked Open Data ▪500+ datasets, 32 billion distinct RDF statements From Stefan Dietze ⇒ http://linkededucation.org & ⇒ http://linkeduniversities.org
  11. 11. Using Open Data ...to meet educational needs By supporting students ● New tools, enriching resources, exploration, informed choices By supporting schools and institutions ● Learning analytics, improve efficiencies, benchmarking By supporting governments and policy ● Change in policy, transparency, education reform
  12. 12. ... Using Open on Data ye e an ep Ke
  13. 13. Working Group http://education.okfn.org ● Binds together people to promote open data, open educational resources (OER) and open educational practices ● Mailing list, Twitter feed, first call tomorrow (3pm GMT) ● Members structure, advisory board? ● Activities: Around the world posts, mapping synergies, Open Education Handbook
  14. 14. Booksprints
  15. 15. Benefits of Open Education Inspired by http://benefitsofopen.wikispaces.com/ Transparency, change of mindset, generativity, sharing, openended learning, reducing barriers, increasing access, enabling collaboration, enabling innovation, lowered cost, improved learning, make content better, independent study, promote social good, disrupting existing systems, extend access, independence from corporations, clarity of ownership, learners can shape own learning, reduce friction..

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