Teaching Open Data for Social Movements: a Research Strategy

  • Alan Freihof Tygel Graduate Program on Informatics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Maria Luiza Machado Campos Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Keywords: Open Data, Popular Education, Participatory Action Research, Social Movements

Abstract

This article aims to describe the experience of the course “Open Data and Social Movements”, conceived as a tool for research on open data engagement. While it focuses on training activists to understand and use open data, it enables observation on why people want to use open data, the main impediments to it, and the desired improvements, configuring as research method on community informatics. The pedagogic inspirations of this research and course lie in Popular Education and Participatory Action Research.

Author Biographies

Alan Freihof Tygel, Graduate Program on Informatics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ph.D. Candidate at the Informatics Program of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Visiting Ph.D. Student at Enterprise Information Systems, Univeristy of Bonn, Germany.
Maria Luiza Machado Campos, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
Head of the Knowledge Engineering Group (Greco), and Professor at Computer Sciences Department and Graduate Informatics Program, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Head of Technical Solidarity Lab (SOLTEC/UFRJ) and IT Analyst at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Published
2015-09-16
How to Cite
Tygel, A., Campos, M. L., & de Alvear, C. A. (2015). Teaching Open Data for Social Movements: a Research Strategy. The Journal of Community Informatics, 11(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1220