Teaching Open Data for Social Movements: a Research Strategy

December 06, 2016 by Alan Freihof Tygel, Maria Luiza Machado Campos, Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear

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This paper describes the methodology and the research associated with the development of an open data course for social movements, in the hope that this approach can be interesting to researchers and practitioners working in the Community Informatics field. In the sections that follow we first picture the open data scene and selected social movements in Brazil (where this research was undertaken); then we present some open data education experiences, and the methodological inspirations and research ideas that led to the development of the open data course. A detailed description of the course is followed by an analysis and synthesis of its outcomes, and conclusions.