Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds Lovisa: Humanity generates more than two exabytes of data per day. That’s around two billion gigabytes, or hundreds of megabytes per person.
Skip to 0 minutes and 22 seconds Jeremy: At the lowest level, data is just electronic signals, ones and zeros, travelling along wires like this network cable or maybe stored on silicon chips. Data science is all about converting this low level information into high level insight, stuff that might change the world.
Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds Catherine: Open data allows us to share knowledge across disciplines, occupations, and methods. It allows us to create communities of open data practice and to better answer the pressing social questions of our time.
Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds Lovisa: Citizen Data Science is a force for good. It empowers you to investigate things that matter to you and use data to have a positive impact on your community.
Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds Jeremy: Data relevant to your community may be collected by individuals, private organisations, or governments. For instance, think about traffic data, whether it’s car tax databases or air pollution monitoring or perhaps, lists of local potholes in your roads that need fixing. All of this data is relevant for citizen data science, and lots of it is available online for you to use.
Skip to 1 minute and 33 seconds Lovisa: You don’t need a supercomputer to do data science. In fact, you only need an ordinary computer and a web browser.
Skip to 1 minute and 40 seconds Jeremy: Whatever your subject, data is integral to it. You can embed data activities into all kinds of topics and projects– history, geography, modern studies, PE, religious education, psychology. You name it, data is involved.
Skip to 1 minute and 55 seconds Catherine: Research centres like the Urban Big Data Centre in Glasgow are working to make data more open and integrated for you to use. From cycling up data and social media data to GPS and satellite images, we’ve got data for you to use to help you explore the world around you.
Skip to 2 minutes and 11 seconds Lovisa: This course has been designed for the Centre of Computing Science Education and School of Education at University of Glasgow. It combines user friendly technology with research led, educational expertise.