Examining Students’ Perceptions on the Success of Open Data Education Based on PBL and Digital Technologies

Eleni Dermentzi, Maria Zotou, Efthimios Tambouris, Konstantinos Tarabanis

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Abstract

With Open Data becoming more popular and more public bodies publishing their datasets, the need for educating citizens on how they can use them has become prominent. The current study is based on a pilot undergraduate module that aimed to facilitate the development of Open Data skills by students. The module used learning technologies (i.e. Moodle, Tableau) and followed a Problem Based Learning approach. A focus group methodology has been chosen in order to understand students' shared experience during the pilot. ‘Tutor guidance’, ‘Open Data and PBL skills’, and ‘use of learning technologies’ have emerged as the main themes from the preliminary analysis. While the students felt that they have gained various skills, they seemed unsure about their role in the PBL process and the importance of learning technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 30 Apr 2018
EventBAM2018 Conference - British Academy of Management
: Driving Productivity in Uncertain and Challenging Times
- Bristol Business School - University of the West of England, UK, Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Sep 20186 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceBAM2018 Conference - British Academy of Management
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBristol
Period4/09/186/09/18

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