Bazaar Seminar: Hey Dude, Where’s My Data? (Presentation and Scoping of Issues)

[notes from the Bazaar Seminar: Hey Dude, Where’s My Data?]

Goals of the seminar:

  • To explore issues arising from implementation of web 2.0 and the development of web services
  • To examine the nature of dispersed personal data and what it means for the future
  • To discuss the implications of these developments for education
  • To study the future scenarios and possible responses

Possible outcomes:

  • scoping of issues
  • possible scenarios for future
  • identification of impilcations
  • recommendations
  • further research issues identification

People in the meeting: Graham Attwell, Josep Blat, Julia Silies, Dai Grifiths, Stuart Yates, Ramon Ovelar, Ben Werdmuller, John Smith, Jan Hylen, George Bekiaridis, Sakis Marantos, Núria Ferran, Ismael Peña-López, Chris Lakin.

Scoping of issues

Dai Grifiths:

  • the (educational) institution is years behind the practice (of the student)
  • the ease of installing new Virtual Learning Environments… what impact would this have in institutions?
  • what happens with the institution if everything goes virtual?

Stuart Yates:

  • big concern with intellectual property rights
  • who spends the money to store data?

John Smith

  • students are already playing with data and institutions are not
  • conflict among security (technical and legal) vs. flexibility

George Bekiaridis

  • Why people/students use web 2.0 apps? Quick, cheap, powerful. Can (educational) institutions provide such services?
  • maybe small (personal?) servers, connected in sort of a P2P netword would be a solution

Núria Ferran

  • Libraries could play an important role in keeping data as a public service… as they have always done with knowledge in general

Ismael Peña-López

  • focus on people rather than data: digital identities
  • A data store is much more than a tool, as a house is much more than bricks. We need a data home, not a data house
  • Long life learning: long life e-portfolio, such as Scott Wilson’s personal learning environment
  • Difference among stock data (what do I want to keep that defines my digital persona) vs. flow data (data I exchange and can be erased once the communication is over)
  • “I’d rather trackback than comment”

Graham Attwell

  • Not “where’s my data” but “what’s my data”. What’s important to keep?

Bazaar Seminar (2006)

If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2006) “Bazaar Seminar: Hey Dude, Where’s My Data? (Presentation and Scoping of Issues)” In ICTlogy, #37, October 2006. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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About Me

    I am Ismael Peña-López.

    I am professor at the School of Law and Political Science of the Open University of Catalonia, and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and the eLearn Center of that university. Since november 2013 I am on a partial leave to join Open Evidence as a senior researcher and analyst. I am also the director of the Open Innovation project at Fundació Jaume Bofill.