Open Data

One of the mailing lists that I follow comes from ACSE, the Association for Computer Studies Educators.  Yesterday, there was a discussion chain that was particularly intriguing for me.

One of the list members had asked about access to Big Data databases for a project.  The responses that came in were terrific.

Some areas of exploration that fell from that discussion …

The big reminder is that there are plenty of sources very local to you – you just have to find them.  (and they’re easily findable – <your community> + Open + Data)

I can remember a time when “Big Data” meant rolling two dice a hundred times and recording the results!  How far we’ve come and what a great way to help students try to make sense of real things.

Around here, there’s a wonderful collection from the City of Windsor in its Open Data Catalogue.

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ACSE is available on the internet here.  Members of the discussion group are treated to an interest collection of on topic discussions.  This is a must for Ontario Computer Studies teachers.

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