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How to Teach Open Data
- When: Thursday, July 17 • 15:30 - 16:30
- Where: Space S1(Kulturbrauerei)
- What (URL): http://sched.co/T1n81P
- While (Social): #OKFestTeachData
Are you passionate about teaching data and tech? Are you striving to support a community of data teachers and learners? Are you keen to exchange experiences with other professionals in the field of teaching data? Then this is the right session for you.
Join us for a conversation about standards and methodologies for data teaching with School of Data, Peer to Peer University and Open Tech School.
- How to organise tech and data workshops
- Building effective curriculum and accreditation
- Type of education activities: a blended offline, online
- Designing passion driven communities
1. How to organise tech and data workshops
Robert Lehmann, Open Tech School
Emma Prest, DataKind UK
Key lessons learned about the topic:
- Dream ratio of trainers to participants is 1:3
- Lava keyboard - don't touch a participant's keyboard
- Actively go and ask how participants are getting on, don't wait for questions
- Tell a story - explain what they are going to learn, what they have accomplished and how it fits into a bigger picture of their work
- Parking lot - create a place to put thoughts and questions not included in the agenda or curriculum to come back to at the end
- Make sure participants leave knowing what’s possible, where to look for help and are armed with a problem-solving mentality
- run installation parties
- expect honest feedback
- be too static: adapt and make the material relevant to your participants
- Before the workshop you can ask participants to do some reading or exercises to familiarise themselves with a concept or tool
- Survey participants in advance to establish what tools people have used and their skill level. For example, open-form surveys (do you work with technology X [_] once a week [_] every day [_] never?) help set expectations of participants _and_ gather realistic self-assessment
- Have progress reports and demos — even in-between — to keep participants on a deadline
- Use sign language (a wave for "slow down," a rabbit for "going down a rabbit hole," etc.), especially good if you have big groups who speak different languages and they want to communicate with the facilitator without interrupting
2. Building effective curriculum and accreditation
3. Type of education activities: a blended offline, online
Adolfo Antón Bravo (@adolflow https://www.twitter.com/adolflow)
Karma Peiró (@kpeiro https://www.twitter.com/kpeiro)
Hello everybody, we are very exciting to wellcome you to the table "Type of education activities, a blended offline-online experience".
We are Karma Peiró (@kpeiro) and Adolfo Antón Bravo (@adolflow) from OKF Spain.
We are organizing several activities mainly in Madrid and Barcelona since 2011 but also in other cities as Iruña/Pamplona, Donostia/San Sebastián, León, Sevilla, Valladolid or Almería.
Share key lessons learned about the topic 5'
Our main activity is offline although we use some tools to spread the message by the network and we are planning e-learning activities.
Even online activities are a good way to make everybody participant in the session, there is nothing like offline sessions to feel how people get in touch, share its experiences and work together.
- Twitter: We stream via Twitter all our activities with the hashtag #periodismodatos
- Mailing List: we use two mailing lists to ask people about their interests for our activities, to announce the activities and to inform the materials are ready to use after the sessions: Madrid and Barcelona
- Website: we record all the activities we can and put it on the web:
- Official site okfn.es
- Annual Conference on Data Journalism and Open Data
- Working Group on Data Journalism at Medialab Prado Madrid
- Activities in Barcelona at CCCB
- Video Streaming: sometimes we stream our activities.
So we think we must keep some kind of offline activiy although as the community get older and know more about the topics we discuss people get busy. In this case you to reach new people in order to keep the group alive.
Type of events
- 3 days Data Journalism and Open Data Conference
- Monthly sessions of data journalism: presentation+workshop, Madrid
- Data expeditions, Madrid and Barcelona
- Production workshops
What we have learned with our different types of offline training?
- This is a Change of mentality as a journalist. Numbers are not only for programmers or scientists. So It’s necessary to Give a context of data journalist.
- It is important to translate all the terms and process we are talkin about in order to make it understandable for our audience.
- People learn more when you the data journalist explain the all process, the journalist process we mean: have an idea, talk to your editor in chief, get some data, write a story, try some visualizations…
- It’s difficult to mentalize that as a journalist you’re not working any more alone, you have a team with programers, designers and even journalists.
- It’s a good lesson to plan 2 full days learning how to work with data tools. People get connected an they can live the experience as a process.
- Speakers are also teachers during the training days + hackathon
During the monthly DDJ sessions- Mainly local experts and projects
- Teach in a easy and simple way. Slowly, more slowly, and step by step. If you don't, people get nervious and get blocked.
- You need to have all documentation before and beyond. What are you going to teach and which feedback you get? KJust to leave written or recorded for further events.
- To insist: Better to focus in local and small stories.
- Teach data journalism using visualization and interactive easy tools.
- During the sessions, somebody helping people to solve their problems.
- Create the habit to self-learning: explore new tools, to attend events related data journalism, to be in touch with programmers or designers, profiles that you never reach before.
Main goal: to publish a story in a local newspaper
- Good Experience of data journalism process with designers, programmers and journalist.
- One of the works is published by one spanish online newspaper which also helps on the organization
- Most of the teams or the works keep alive after the workshop
- The main lesson is that you can’t pretend a very open subject: eg, Energy and Health.
- Need to concrete and start for a small part unless if the subject is very unknown.
- The more information you provide the better results you get
MOOC+ presencial group
- It’s a good solution, but you can’t improvise. You need to dedicate some time to communicate and engage community that wants to learn.
- Data Journalism Working Group at Medialab Prado (est. 2011), Madrid http://medialab-prado.es/article/periodismo_de_datos_-_grupo_de_trabajo
- Monthly sessions at Medialab Prado (2011-2014), Madrid http://medialab-prado.es/article/periodismo_de_datos_-_grupo_de_trabajo#agenda
- Data Journalism at CCCBLAB (est. 2013), Barcelona http://blogs.cccb.org/lab/en/category/proj/periodismo-datos/
- Monthly sessions at CCCB (2014) and 2013, Barcelona http://www.cccb.org/en/marc-data_journalism_2014-45397 http://www.cccb.org/en/marc-data_journalism_2013-44600
- Production workshops at Medialab Prado, Madrid. http://medialab-prado.es/article/taller_periodismo1
- Data Journalism and Open Data Conf (2013, 2014) Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Donostia, Almería. http://periodismodatos.okfn.es/
- OKF Spain http://www.okfn.es
- Data Journalism Handbook, by Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru and Lucy Chambers, Spanish translation coordinated by La Nación Data Argentina. http://interactivos.lanacion.com.ar/manual-data/
- Fundación Civio: http://www.civio.es/ Several projects involved: Spanish Who Rules, Spanish Open Corporates and more, and its own campus online http://escuela.civio.es/
- La Nación (newspaper from Costa Rica) http://www.lanacion.com.ar/data
- La Nación (newspaper from Argentina) http://www.lanacion.com.ar/data
- El Confidencial (newspaper from Spain) http://www.elconfidencial.com/tags/temas/periodismo-de-datos-9977/
- Open Kratio, opengov and opendata from Sevilla (Spain) http://openkratio.org/
- opengov.cat, opengov project in Catalonia (Spain) http://opengov.cat
- José Luis Dader, professor of Journalism http://www.ucm.es/periodismo1/dader-garcia,-jose-luis
- Mar Cabra, multimedia investigative journalist, http://www.icij.org/journalists/mar-cabra
- El Periodismo de Datos y la Web Semántica, Adolfo Antón Bravo (spanish): http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/CIYC/article/view/41718
- Questions about our activities.
- Share your experience.
- What do you like about our activities?
- What do you expect about School of Data initiatives?
- Do you prefer to know about Data, Journalism or Visualisation?
4. Designing passion driven communities