Dear Colleagues,

The World Bank has developed a series of e-learning courses to provide knowledge and skills to practitioners and users of open data. Each course in the series is designed for a distinct user segment, and provides deep technical skills, extensive examples and case studies, with an emphasis on open data in developing countries.

Three courses are currently available online:

  1. Open Data for Data Producers provides a broad overview of Open Data principles and best practices from the standpoint of a data producer, and empowers data managers and technical staff with the background and skills to contribute to the Open Data community. This course is primarily intended for managers and technical staff involved in the production, management, and curation of data, particularly within government ministries. It assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or specific technical skills. Upon completion, users may take an online assessment test to obtain a completion certificate from the online platform.

  2. Open Data for Data Users provides a broad overview of Open Data from a user standpoint, and empowers anyone to take full advantage of Open Data. It is intended for anyone who wants to make better use of Open Data, including ordinary citizens, and assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or technical skills. Upon completion, users may take an online assessment test to obtain a completion certificate from the online platform.

  3. Open Data for Policymakers provides a general overview of Open Data principles and best practices for public policymakers, with focus on the development and implementation of an Open Data program. It primarily intended for public policymakers in governments that are considering the establishment or expansion of an Open Data program, and assumes no prior knowledge of Open Data or technical skills. This course is much shorter than the other two, and provides no certificate option.

Courses are also available in standalone versions for running in low-bandwidth settings (final assessments must still be taken online).

 

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https://datascience.codata.org/

Felix Emeka Anyiam

 

Research Officer & Data Analyst/Scientist

Centre for Health and Development

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)

Top Floor, Medical Library Building

University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH), Port Harcourt

River State, Nigeria.

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