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Urban Data Games: creating smart citizens for smart cities

Wolff, Annika; Kortuem, Gerd and Cavero, Jose (2015). Urban Data Games: creating smart citizens for smart cities. In: Proceedings of IEEE 15th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE, pp. 164–165.

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A bottom-up approach to smart cities places citizens in an active role of contributing, analysing and interpreting data in pursuit of tackling local urban challenges and building a more sustainable future city. This vision can only be realised if citizens have sufficient data literacy skills and experience of large, complex, messy, ever expanding data sets. Schools typically focus on teaching data handling skills using small, personally collected data sets obtained through scientific experimentation, leading to a gap between what is being taught and what will be needed as big data and analytics become more prevalent. This paper proposes an approach to teaching data literacy in the context of urban innovation tasks, using an idea of Urban Data Games. These are supported by a set of training data and resources that will be used in school trials for exploring the problems people have when dealing with large data and trialling novel approaches for teaching data literacy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 IEEE
ISBN: 1-4673-7333-8, 978-1-4673-7333-3
Keywords: smart city; urban data; urban innovation; sustainability; data literacy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 42603
Depositing User: Annika Wolff
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 08:21
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 22:58
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