Using ‘Open data’ in the classroom.

I will be presenting a paper on using open data in the classroom at ULearn 2012.Extract: Open data is the idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. The goals of the open data movement are similar to those of other “Open” movements such as open source, open content, and open access. Source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/open_data

Opportunity
In New Zealand government is increasingly making data open as evidenced by http://www.data.govt.nz/. This presents an opportunity for teachers and students to access and use data that is localised, relevant and more interesting. In particular subjects such as:
• Digital Technologies (data for analysis and use in Excel, Databases etc…)
• Statistics (data for analysis)

My session will look at what opportunities are available to use data that facilitates a culturally inclusive classroom and supports the Treaty principles of Partnership, Participation and Protection. (Source: NZ Curriculum Update Issue 16, January 2012)

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2 Responses to Using ‘Open data’ in the classroom.

  1. mfioretti says:

    Greetings,
    this is great to read. I presented the same idea in 2011, see http://mfioretti.com/warsaw-open-data-and-education, and will go back to it next week in this workshop http://stop.zona-m.net/2013/06/urgent-help-needed-for-a-workshop-on-open-data-in-and-from-schools/ Therefore, I’d really like to have a copy of your presentation, or any other extra material/examples you may have, obviously with full attribution! Please contact me!

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