[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
- scoping of issues
- possible scenarios for future
- identification of impilcations
- 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
- 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?
- big concern with intellectual property rights
- who spends the money to store data?
- students are already playing with data and institutions are not
- conflict among security (technical and legal) vs. flexibility
- 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
- Libraries could play an important role in keeping data as a public service… as they have always done with knowledge in general
- 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”
- 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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