This is the accompanying site for the Open Data course and tutorial for students of International Media Informatics at the HTW Berlin in the winter term 2014/15.
This site covers the basic syllabus and links – specific information of each session is published in Moodle.
- [13.10.2014] Introduction Part I
- [20.10.2014] Introduction Part II
- [27.10.2014] Administrative Data
- [03.11.2014] Location Based Data / Geodata
- [10.11.2014] Country Comparison
- [17.11.2014] Licenses, Legal Issues
- [24.11.2014] In-depth: Major Cities and Their Data
- [01.12.2014] Corporate Data + Monetization
- [08.12.2014] Open Science Data
- [15.12.2014] Storytelling: Data Journalism
- [05.01.2015] Visualizing Data
- [12.01.2015] Wikidata + Linked Open Data
- [19.01.2015] Mapping Data
- [26.01.2015] Aid Data + Health Data
- [02.02.2015] Opening Data + Civic Activities (+ Outlook)
- [09.02.2015] Project Presentations
- Each student will hold a short presentation (10 minute) on a subject not related to the group project in the course.
- In addition three short questions on the lecture are required to be answered on Moodle each week.
- (The main part of the grade is made up by the group project.)
After the course the student is expected to be able to:
- describe and explain the concept of open data,
- explain the necessary elements of open data,
- understand the different license types of open data,
- know how open data is provided in Germany and other countries,
- know how open data can be used by citizens, organizations and businesses.
The tutorial consists of a group project based on open data and realized with open source software. The project is documented in a short final report after the presentation.
- defining a specific project starting out from a generally defined subject
- finding the proper data,
- conceiving design and appropriate software model,
- developing and realizing (at least) a prototype.
Results are presented in the final session (09.02.2015).
Criteria for rating the projects
- Complexity of Data
- Type of Solution
- Understanding of Open Data
The Open Knowledge Foundation on Open Data
TED Talk of Tim Berners-Lee on Open Data
Full and Strict Definition of Open Data
An Overview: Open Data Showroom
Background Document on Open Government by Daniel Lathrop and Laurel Ruma
Open Data Stack Exchange – Questions and Answers