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[ecrea] What I Know Is 2: Data Literacy, Open Data and Knowledge-Building Communities - Conference

Sat Aug 25 12:02:52 GMT 2018

What I Know Is 2: a 2-Day International Conference on Data Literacy, Open Data and Knowledge-Building Communities


Dr Federica Frabetti (University of Roehampton)


Dr Martin Poulter (Wikimedian in Residence, University of Oxford)

DATE: 27th – 28th September 2018

VENUE: CodeBase Stirling. FK8 2HU

ABOUT the RSE Life in Data Research Network

The RSE Life in Data Network is a collaborative project funded through generous support by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. We facilitate knowledge exchange amongst Scottish HEIs, SCIs, public and third sector partners, to explore the emergent field of data literacy, openness, education policy and creative data innovation in Scotland.

At its inception in January 2017, the Network set out to meet a number of objectives, chief among these being to map

•             how data literacy is currently understood & how understandings can shift depending on context;

•             the extent to which data literacy is fostered in the education sector in Scotland, and in the skills development sector for creative industries;

•             what it means for local governance, education policy and lifelong learning; and

•             what the best ways are to encourage the development of creative and inclusive Scottish data community.

This conference sets out to reintroduce the original objectives of the Network in the context of these international developments, and we have invited colleagues from international partner universities to present research on the power of data literacy, the concept of Open, and what this means for various kinds of knowledge-building communities.

Presentation themes include: Ethics and Politics of Open Data; Working with Open Data; Open Learning and Open Energy; State-of-the-Art Data Journalism in China; Practices of Data Journalism in Vietnam; and Wikis as Knowledge-Building Communities.


Darinka del Carmen Ramírez Hernández, (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico); Ewan McAndrew (Wikimedian In Residence, University of Edinburgh); María Soledad Ramírez Montoya (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico); Dr Lê Triệu Thanh (Dean of the Faculty of Journalism and Communication, University of Social Sciences and Humanities – Vietnamese National University); Ian Watt (Open Data Institute, Aberdeen); Dr Chang Xin (Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, China); Professor Weiwei Zhang (School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing Normal University, China); Professor Xi Zhuang (Deputy Director – Department of Journalism, School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing Normal University, China).

1 day attendance – *either* 27th or 28th September 2018: £40.00

2 day attendance – 27th and 28th September 2018: £60.00

Ticket price includes lunch and refreshments.

Conference tickets online shop link:

For more information about the activities of the Life in Data RSE Research Network, please visit:

A highlights video for a previous Life in Data Event, KE Workshop#3 Creative Innovation on Scotland: Big Ideas from Small Cities, can be found here:

Further enquiries should be addressed to the Conference Administrator, Lyana Macinnes at:

(lp5 /at/ <mailto:(lp5 /at/>

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