Open data, closed algorithms, and the Black Box of Education | Edutech

lterrat's bookmarks 2016-11-25

Summary:

"In many countries, there have been serious and expansive efforts underway to compel governments make available more ‘open data’ about what is happening in their societies, and to utilize more ‘open educational resources’ for learning – including in schools. Many international donor and aid agencies support related efforts in key ways. The World Bank is a big promoter of many of these so-called ‘open data’ initiatives, for example. UNESCO has long been a big proponent of ‘open education resources’ (OERs). To some degree, pretty much all international donor agencies are involved in such activities in some way.

There is no doubt that increased ‘openness’ of various sorts can help make many processes and decisions in the education sector more transparent, as well as have other benefits (by allowing the re-use and ‘re-mixing’ of OERs, teachers and students can themselves help create new teaching and learning materials; civil society groups and private firms can utilize open data to help build new products and services; etc.)."

Link:

http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/open-data-closed-algorithms-and-black-box-education

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Tags:

oa.new oa.data oa.education oa.oer oa.reuse oa.policies oa.implementation oa.obstacles

Date tagged:

11/25/2016, 20:07

Date published:

11/25/2016, 15:07