Save the date: October 10th, 2022, as our free e-course on best practices for open data is Croatia is ready to start in October!

With the official title in Croatian: “Otvoreni podaci - što su i kako mi mogu koristiti? Smjernice dobre prakse za rad s otvorenim podacima u Hrvatskoj” (Open data, what is it and how can I benefit? Best practices for open data in Croatia), it aims to equip data starters, experienced users and data providers with both theoretical and practical knowledge in legal, technical, societal and other aspects of an open data life cycle.

This course is aimed at: 

  • open data (re)users
  • open data providers and decision-makers
  • students and researchers
  • general audience interested to learn something new.

This course will provide participants with an overview of all aspects of open data, both technical and non-technical aspects and describe the governance of open data. In addition, the course will show the open data best practices in Croatia and beyond by short interviews with persons who actively work with a particular open data aspect.

 Participants will follow all stages of the open data life cycle, so our course contains three sets of topics:

  • General - topics aimed to the general audience interested in open data, and basic topics which users and providers should understand first;
  • Users - topics aimed to (re)users who would like to know where and how to find the datasets, how would they benefit from using them, and what challenges would they need to solve;
  • Providers - topics aimed to open data providers, producers, publishers, but also decision-makers who need to understand the other side of the open data process; how - and why - should they be created.

This MOOC is designed as a self-paced asynchronous course without time limits. The course contains learning resources in a form of text, images, animations, short videos, interactive or self-assessment activities and video-interviews with Croatian open data stakeholders. After the course is finished, it is possible to download the certificate for data users or data providers (or both), depending on the completed course activities.

The language of the course is Croatian. Several short video-lectures, recorded by TODO project Advanced partners (TUDELFT and UAEGEAN), while being recorded in English, have both English and Croatian subtitles. Participants from neighbouring countries are more than welcome to participate in the course!

To gain as much as possible from this course, a participant should have basic knowledge in computer technology terms and data literacy. Some technical topics might require more practical knowledge in file and data manipulation to fully understand them.

Unless otherwise noted, the course content is licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.