This video summarizes the core, important, inspirational points from the course.
- [Instructor] For most people, open data…is still a new concept.…That makes it both daunting and exciting.…It's daunting because it has qualities…that are difficult to grasp…and a unique place in society that is still being defined.…It's exciting because it's new and compelling,…and it has the potential to inspire us,…to make our communities better,…and to drive a whole new era…of creating innovative solutions.…If you were new to open data when you took this course,…there's a chance you felt one or both of these emotions.…Even if you're not so new, I hope I was able…to increase your interest and motivation…in the emergent role of open data in government.…
In this course, we covered the big picture.…We discussed the fact that open data…is making government more accessible.…It's building trust through transparency.…It's enabling community engagement.…It's helping to solve problems…and create incredible solutions for people everyday.…An app to easily find neighborhood information…like crime, school, and real estate reports.…
Dr. Jonathan Reichental introduces real-world use cases for open data, as well as the steps you need to take to develop and operationalize an open data program. He also explains how data scientists use open data to tell stories and drive data visualizations. Along the way, he provides numerous examples of open data in action: improving government, empowering citizens, creating opportunity, and solving public problems.
- Understanding what open data really is
- Current open data efforts around the globe
- Open data in action
- Designing an open data governance process, including policies
- Monetizing open data
- Storytelling with open data
- Selling the value of open data
- Measuring the value of open data