Teaching Open Data for Social Movements: a Research Strategy

Alan Freihof Tygel, Maria Luiza Machado Campos, Celso Alexandre Souza de Alvear


This article aims to describe the experience of the course “Open Data and Social Movements”, conceived as a tool for research on open data engagement. While it focuses on training activists to understand and use open data, it enables observation on why people want to use open data, the main impediments to it, and the desired improvements, configuring as research method on community informatics. The pedagogic inspirations of this research and course lie in Popular Education and Participatory Action Research.

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The Journal of Community Informatics. ISSN: 1712-4441