Help students to grasp and work with data in a fun and accessible way
What's the problem you want to solve and why?
It's very hard for students to understand the value, role and consequences of data, due to its abstract character. Plus, many students haven't had fun and valuable interactions with digital data yet, even though it plays such a crucial part in today's society.
What's the solution / project you are suggesting?
Develop a concept that helps students to grasp and work with data in a fun and accessible way.
How could this idea be developed or tested at a 30-hours Hackathon?
During the Hackdays we aim to develop a "short and fun" data literacy course, which allows students to 1) gather first experiences with data as well as 2) get a more concrete understand of data and its role in today's society.
Who are you? Please describe yourself in 1-3 sentences. I'm Oleg Lavrovsky – a strong open data advocate, part of the Opendata.ch team, developer and data analyst, life-long learner, Hackathon serial and leader of the Swiss chapter of School of Data.