Minutes from 7th Open Education Working Group Call
Thanks to everyone who attended our call earlier today! The video is now available online and embedded below.
We focused on the theme of ‘Open Data as Open Educational Resources’. There were three speakers:
- Leo Havemann: Birkbeck, University of London
- Javiera Atenas: University College London
- William Hammonds: Universities UK
Discussions centred on:
- Leo and Javiera’s work which will pull case studies together of people using Open Data can be used in institutions as part of learning and teaching practice (see the Ideaspace to collaborate – http://www.idea-space.eu/idea/71/info – you will need to create an account and request to join).
- The UniversitiesUK Open Data project (http://blog.universitiesuk.ac.uk/2015/05/05/supporting-the-student-experience-with-open-data/) and the recommendations that they will be making in September as part of the RCUK Open Research Data Concordat and the UK data capability study.
- Data sharing issues, e.g. as discussed in the LACE project (http://www.laceproject.eu/deliverables/d7-2-data-sharing-roadmap/)
- The benefits of using Open Data to teach (dealing with real data with real issues and flaws) the challenges (finding it, knowing how to use it, data literacy, storing data – institutional repositories, getting librarians incvolved etc.).
If you have an idea for a focus for a working group session do let us know!