Javiera Atenas

Javiera Atenas
University of Suffolk | UC Suffolk · Education

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5006-529X

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The impact openness to knowledge is having, not only in the Higher Education (HE) sector but at the public and institutional policy level, is largely due to the efforts of information professionals and researchers, and thanks to these two groups, initiatives such as open access (OA), open education (OE), and open science (OSC) have changed the way...
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Policies are part of the essential infrastructure of higher education – communicating priorities, clarifying expectations, defining rights and responsibilities, managing risk, and supporting decision-making. Alongside the pandemic in 2020, the terrain of higher education changed dramatically. With this came a growing recognition that many higher ed...
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Open education (OE) aims at increasing educational access, effectiveness and equity. The 2019 UNESCO Open Educational Resources (OER) Recommendation calls on governments and educational institutions to create enabling policies. Such policies should aim to foster open educational practices in a wide sense, including creation and use of OER. Key elem...
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In this session we will be showcasing an OER on critical data literacy developed for our project, Data, Politics and Praxis which seeks to enhance understanding of data as complex, dynamic, and political. We are inspired by the idea of a just, open and participatory society (Buttliglione and Reggi, 2015; Dalton et al.2016; Dencik et al., 2019), whe...
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This chapter is aimed at presenting two-core elements of the world of data, one at an individual level and the other, at the collective level. In the first unit, we will review the concepts and skills needed to enable personal data agency, which can be understood as the individual’s ability to understand and challenge the data collected about him/h...
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Este capitulo tiene como objetivo presentar dos núcleos de elementos de datos, uno a nivel individual y otro a nivel colectivo. En la primera unidad, revisaremos el concepto, los principios y las habilidades necesarias para habilitar la agencia de datos personales y en la segunda unidad, exploraremos el concepto de soberanía de datos indígenas (SOB...
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are being used across the world to generate efficiency gains for farmers. This has led to an information and data explosion with an associated boom in new applications, tools, actors, business models, and entire industries. Agri-food systems are being transformed. Beyond the technological developmen...
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This chapter is focused on developing a basic understanding of data and how it permeates different aspects of society. This involves knowledge of how it is structured, the politics behind this and implications regarding transparency. We understand data as a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables about one or more persons or objects....
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Este capítulo se centra en el desarrollo de una comprensión básica de los datos y cómo estos afectan diferentes aspectos de la sociedad. Esto implica el conocimiento de cómo están estructurados, las políticas detrás de esto y las implicaciones en materia de transparencia. Entendemos los datos como un conjunto de valores de variables cualitativas o...
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This chapter is aimed at critically exploring some key issues around data that concern us not only individually, but also, at the collective level. How we analyse and interact with data, how data is shaping our society, which are the legal frameworks around uses of data and how we can challenge the uses that are given to our data are explored. In...
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Este capitulo tiene como objetivo explorar críticamente algunas cuestiones clave en lo que se refiere a los datos que nos conciernen no solo individualmente, sino también a nivel colectivo. Se explora cómo analizamos e interactuamos con los datos, cómo los datos están dando forma a nuestra sociedad, cuáles son los marcos legales en torno a los usos...
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Schools and museums represent essential spaces for the development of learning and understanding of the world surrounding us through the arts and heritage. One of the things learned in the COVID crisis is that it is key to build bridges between schools and museums to support their educational activities, regardless of the possibility to access thes...
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These guidelines aim to support institutions and governments in the development of open education policies promoting the adoption of open educational practices and resources, and the fostering of collaborations amongst social-educational actors which favour the democratisation of knowledge access and production. The purpose of this guide is to su...
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Hochschulen nutzen auf unterschiedliche Weise offene Bildungsressourcen (Schaffert 2010); seit etwa 15 Jahren positionieren sich Länder und erste Hochschulen aus strategischen Gründen für offene Bildungsressourcen und entwickeln und veröffentlichen dezidierte OER-Strategien (dos Santos et al. 2017, zum Beispiel University of Edinburgh 2016) . Wenn...
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Participation in democracy, in today’s digital and datafied society, requires the development of a series of transversal skills, which should be fostered in higher education (HE) through critically oriented pedagogies that interweave technical data skills and practices together with information and media literacies. If students are to navigate the...
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Open Education does not occur in a vacuum; ergo, policies aimed at fostering sustainable growth of Open Educational Practices (OEP) must acknowledge that such practices sit within a wider landscape of socioeconomic and educational ecosystems aiming to widespread efforts to democratise access to research and knowledge; however, the development of na...
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Update on the development of the OE Policy Registry. Originally posted on the OER World Map blog: https://oerworldmap.wordpress.com/2020/02/19/relaunching-the-open-education-policy-registry/
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This paper reviews a framework to support the co-creation of policies to sustainably foster Open Education. The framework has been derived from a comprehensive review of public and Open Education policy documents and related literature, as well as identification and consideration of contiguous issues in the education landscape that directly impact...
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Handbook del curso Estado abierto a través de Datos abiertos, edición 2019 para la Provincia de Mendoza y la República Oriental del Uruguay.
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We've recently returned from the OER19 conference in Galway, Ireland, where we had the opportunity of running the third edition of the Open Education Policy Co-creation (OEPC) workshop, and the outcomes were very interesting! But let's start from the beginning. This workshop was originally developed in the context of the OpenMed project, to support...
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■ Open data can help researchers and policy-makers understand the education landscape, provide information for parents and children about education facilities and their performance, and serve as a key element in the creation of open educational resources (OER). ■ Attention must move beyond the simple availability of data on education to also quest...
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Key Points Open data can help researchers and policy makers understand the education landscape, can provide information for parents and children about education facilities and their performance, and can be used as an input into education: making a connection between open data and Open Educational Resources (OER). Attention must focus beyond the si...
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Note, this record refers to the preprint version - this chapter is now published and available here: https://www.stateofopendata.od4d.net/chapters/sectors/education.html Key Points Open data can help researchers and policy makers understand the education landscape, can provide information for parents and children about education facilities and t...
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Keynote presentation for the ILIAS conference, 2018
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The improvement of education is a recurring objective within the commitments of the countries that participate in the Open Government Partnership (OGP). There are several national commitments related to the opening of Data, Information and Education Materials as teaching and learning tools within the national plans for Open Governance. In this cont...
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Recording available: https://oer18.oerconf.org/sessions/enacting-critical-civic-education-through-the-open-government-partnership-commitments-1911/ The publishing of Open Government Data (OGD) supposedly provides the public with unprecedented access to information. Yet this potential can only be realised in conjunction with an understanding that t...
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The publishing of Open Government Data (OGD) supposedly provides the public with unprecedented access to information. Yet this potential can only be realised in conjunction with an understanding that this openness of data affords an opportunity for its utilisation as Open Educational Resources (OER) (Atenas et al. 2015). The Open Government Partner...
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This study provides the first-ever EU-wide overview of the state of play with policies on open education involving all the 28 Member States. For each Member State, a full account of their understanding of open education and strategic policy approach is given.
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Developing global citizens: Open Data as Open Educational Resources. To provide an innovative framework for the use of Open Data as Open Educational Resources for developing scientific and citizenship skills. In a global and multicultural society, people need understand the political processes, the socio-economical climate, to be able to relate wit...
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Data Journalism techniques, in conjunction with Open Data[1], can form the basis for open educational practices in both formal and informal learning spaces.[2] This presentation aims to introduce an innovative pedagogical approach that enables learners to build capabilities in critically assessing information – for example, news media reporting – i...
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The OER movement has challenged the traditional value chain by employing new methods to deliver high-quality educational content. Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a strategic opportunity to improve the quality of education as well as to facilitate knowledge sharing, and capacity building. OER not only play a crucial role in nonformal and in...
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Reflections on the affordances of the use of Open Data as Open Educational Resources for education to social cohesion within a critical pedagogy discourse. Full text: http://www.tdjournal.itd.cnr.it/article/view/917/773 Shared following the Copyright rules for Tecnologie Didattich: http://www.tdjournal.itd.cnr.it/about/submissions#copyrightNotice
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Open Data is produced and used at various levels in research, governance, policy making and civil society. So far though, conversation around its value and significance has tended to occur within an Open Data silo, existing in parallel with other open discussions around Open Educational Resources and Open Access. In our presentation we explore prac...
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Students construct knowledge by critically analysing information from various sources and formats, including data. Being capable of analysing and interpreting raw data is increasingly important and can be seen as key to the development of transversal skills, which are defined by UNESCO as “critical and innovative thinking, inter-personal skills; in...
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David Kernohan interviews Javiera Atenas and Leo Havemann on the theme of Open Data as Open Educational Resources, for OpenCon Community Webcasts series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLfWQuWF45I
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Blog post and record of tweet chat: #LTHEchat No. 48, from 9 March 2016. #LTHEchat is the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education tweet chat - a weekly conversation on Twitter using the #LTHEchat hashtag.
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Open Data is the name given to datasets which have been generated by international organisations, governments, NGOs and academic researchers, and made freely available online and openly-licensed. These datasets can be used by educators as Open Educational Resources (OER) to support different teaching and learning activities, allowing students to ga...
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This collection presents the stories of our contributors’ experiences and insights, in order to demonstrate the enormous potential for openly-licensed and accessible datasets (Open Data) to be used as Open Educational Resources (OER). Open Data is an umbrella term describing openly-licensed, interoperable, and reusable datasets which have been crea...
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This post marks the official publication of the volume: Open Data as Open Educational Resources: Case studies of emerging practice.
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Synopsis: Open Data as Open Educational Resources Case studies of emerging practice is a collection of narratives reflecting good practices in the use of open data in teaching and learning. The book is available here: http://education.okfn.org/open-data-as-open-educational-resources-case-studies-of-emerging-practice/
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Presentation on the use of open data in teaching and learning context at University of Surrey
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Presentación para el seminario de Núcleo Interdisciplinario sobre Recursos Educativos Abiertos y Accesibles - Universidad de la República (@nucleoREA)
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En América Latina, la adopción, uso y producción de datos abiertos de gobierno ha tomado un gran impulso en los últimos años. Sin embargo, el movimiento de datos abiertos en el mundo académico recién empieza. Si bien existe consenso en la academia sobre el valor de los datos abiertos para las comunidades científicas y los investigadores, aún es ne...
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In a trajectory that did not simply begin from MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), via Open Educational Resources (OER), and latterly arrive at a promised land of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a plethora of institutions, organisations and individuals have attempted through various and numerous interventions to ‘open up’ the education landscape to a wi...
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There is a general consensus that open data is becoming an invaluable resource for the research and scientific communities, as it supports and encourages more transparent research practices, supports scientific development and reproducibility, and it can be a model of good and open research practices in academia. More and more research funding agen...
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Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) have emerged as a new educational tool in higher education, based on gratuity, massiveness and ubiquity. Essentially they suggest an evolution of the Open Learning Movement based on principles of reusing, revising, remixing and redistributing open educational resources (OER). However, in contrast with the content...
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Open educational resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials which are freely available and openly licensed. Repositories of OER (ROER) are platforms that host and facilitate access to these resources. ROER should not just be designed to store this content – in keeping with the aims of the OER movement, they should support educators in embr...
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We suggest altmetrics services like the Altmetric Explorer can be an efficient method to obtain bibliographic datasets and track scholarly outputs being mentioned online in the sources curated by these services. Our dataset reflects that outputs with “digital humanities” in their metadata were not published in fully-fledged Open Access journals. Th...
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This paper considers barriers to the uptake of Open Educational Practices (OEP) and how these barriers might potentially be overcome. ‘Open education’ has become an increasingly important topic in TEL and wider educational debates, partly driven by the rapid emergence of MOOCs. Various activities, such as sharing of teaching resources, open access...
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In contrast with the type of openness encouraged by Open Education Resources and Open Courseware labels, the openness of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is severely limited. Consequently, Leo Havemann and Javiera Atenas find the recent growth of high quality online learning content is not able to be used to its full advantage. The process of op...
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Scholars are increasingly being asked to share teaching materials, publish in open access journals, network in social media, and reuse open educational resources (OER). The theoretical benefits of Open Educational Practices (OEP) have become understood in the academic community but thus far, the use of OER has not been rapidly adopted. We aim to un...
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The World OER Declaration 2012 recommends that States join efforts to facilitate finding, retrieving and sharing OER. The OER movement has thus far spurred the creation of numerous repository initiatives worldwide with the aim of aiding the development of Open Educational Practice. This paper is based on the analysis on a set of 80 repositories of...
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Presentation at M25 Learning Technology Group
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We created this map based on our research into 80 OER Repositories, which can be viewed at http://www.zeemaps.com/view?group=562530&x=-459.073897&y=38.492544&z=13 For up to date global information on Open Education please visit the OER World Map: https://oerworldmap.org/
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In the future, Open Educational Practices (OEP) will facilitate access to open materials by promoting collaboration among educators, who will share, reuse and evaluate digital pedagogical content using Repositories of Open Educational Resources (ROER).
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The open educational resources (OER) repositories facilitate access to knowledge, creating opportunities for academic institutions to share pedagogical materials that can enhance the teaching and learning experience in higher education. They can be reused, translated or modified, and even disseminated through social networks, making these multimedi...
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The information society requires permanent changes in the training methods in academic education, in the library and information science case, these changes are related to the labour market requirements and in European case with the Bologna agreement. The market has increased the need to recruit specialized professionals in different knowledge area...
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El presente artículo tiene por objetivo analizar la factibilidad de aplicar las técnicas de satisfacción y fidelización de usuarios utilizadas en los sitios web de diferentes entidades bancaria en el ámbito bibliotecológico.
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The intention of this paper is to show the most required competences for librarians, understanding competences like the skills and abilities an information professional must have in order to work in a specific place or job and compare these requirements with the academic formation of the information professionals.
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Es presenta un directori de les revistes d'accés obert (open access) en biblioteconomia i documentació més destacades per la qualitat dels continguts i pel prestigi de les institucions que les editen.

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Research into quality, design and use of Repositories of Open Educational Resources (ROER).
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There are powerful arguments for Open Data, but this work is founded on the idea that simply opening data is not enough. More people must have skills to interact with Open Data in order for it to be truly transformative. Therefore we propose an understanding of Open Data as Open Educational Resources.