Open Data Activity

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Title Understanding Open Data
Overview The student will develop an understanding of what open data is, how it is collected and how it is used.
Prerequisite Knowledge None
Learning Objectives Upon completion, you will be able to: 1) Define "open data", 2) Understand the benefits of open data especially as it relates to humanitarian open source projects, 3) Contribute data to an existing open source project.


Society is in many ways driven by data. Data is collected We live in a data driven society. This activity is intended to

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Additional Information

Knowledge Area/Knowledge Unit What ACM Computing Curricula 2013 knowledge area and units does this activity cover?
Topic What specific topics are addressed? The Computing Curriucula 2013 provides a list of topics -
Level of Difficulty Is this activity easy, medium or challenging?
Estimated Time to Completion How long should it take for the student to complete the activity?
Materials/Environment What does the student need? Internet access, IRC client, Git Hub account, LINUX machine, etc.?
Author(s) Who wrote this activity? Darci Burdge
Source Is there another activity on which this activity is based? If so, please provide a link to the original resource.
License Under which license is this material made available? (

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