Data Literacy Workshop at #WebSci15

Data Literacy Workshop 2

This workshop was held as part of the Web Science 2015 Conference in Oxford, on a boiling June 30th. Invited speakers included Jonathan Gray, Director of Policy at the Open Knowledge Foundation, Katelyn Rogers from the School of Data and James Stewart from the Government Digital Services team. The panel was moderated by Sir Nigel Shadbolt, one of whose tweets about the workshop was retweeted 28 times!

Data Literacy Workshop 1

Four peer-reviewed papers, which can be read here, were accepted into the workshop. They covered aspects such as data visualization, urban data in schools and developing tools for data literacy. The final session of the workshop allowed attendees to come together in emerging an agenda for those interested in developing data literacy, with groups working on questions such as ‘what is data literacy’, ‘why is it important’ and ‘how do we build a community of practice’. If you are interested in finding out more about the workshop or the follow up work, please mail {Lisa, l.j.harris, Mark m.t.frank or Johanna j.c.walker}

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