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Building Fair Data Cultures in Higher Education

Conceptual consolidation after fieldwork! While moving forward in my endeavour to build complex and critical perspectives of data in society, I launched the concept of Data Culture. In the last months, in conversation with several colleagues, I realised that I have been using the term throughout the Webinar Series and in some articles but thereContinue reading “Building Fair Data Cultures in Higher Education”

Datos en la Educación Superior: de las prácticas a la praxis

Tres talleres para analizar (y construir) culturas de datos en la educación superior Y la historia no se ha quedado en tratar de ver las perspectivas que atraviesan las culturas de datos en las IES, ni en observar de cerca nuestros dos casos de estudio en Europa. Hace ya casi un año comenzó una conversacionContinue reading “Datos en la Educación Superior: de las prácticas a la praxis”

How to build fair data cultures in HEIs?

Overcoming the tension between technology and social criticism Greetings an hope for the upcoming 2021… Closing the Webinar Series “Fair Data Cultures in Higher Education: emerging practices, professionalism and the challenge of social justice” On December 16, a work chapter of my project Ramón y Cajal UOC “Professional Learning Ecologies for Digital Scholarship: Modernizing HigherContinue reading “How to build fair data cultures in HEIs?”

Construir culturas de datos justas en las IES: en busca del equilibrio

Otro capítulo de este viaje que se desarrolla a través de CINEDU 2020, el Congreso Internacional de Innovación Educativa Universitaria Nos movemos a Arequipa, Perú, para encontrarnos con una extensa red de docentes universitarios iberooamericanos, acomunados por el objetivo de buscar mejorar continuamente la educación universitaria. El congreso CINEDU2020 ha sido organizado en un nobleContinue reading “Construir culturas de datos justas en las IES: en busca del equilibrio”

¿Cómo construir culturas de datos justas en las IES?

Superar la tensión entre tecnología y crítica social En Diciembre se cierra un capítulo de trabajo relacionado con mi proyecto Ramón y Cajal UOC “Professional Learning Ecologies for Digital Scholarship: Modernizing Higher Education by Supporting Professionalism” (Ministerio de Innovación y Ciencia de España, RyC-2016-19589). Este proyecto se abría en a la comunidad UOC en elContinue reading “¿Cómo construir culturas de datos justas en las IES?”

Sustainable Metrics in Higher Education

From assessment of learning to assessment for learning within datafied systems Yes, mostly done, this year. The Webinar Series on Data Cultures in Higher Education is reaching its end, and this piece could not be missed: the needed talk about metrics, quantification and assessment in Higher Education. And for this complex endeavor I called myContinue reading “Sustainable Metrics in Higher Education”

Exploring data practices in Higher Education Institutions: A study

A tale of two universities… Read the synthesis of results We keep on exploring the idea of Data Cultures. We did it now through this survey which uncovered data practices in teaching. Our initial assumption is that the institutions adopt data practices (or get used to them) according not only to individual initiatives of researchContinue reading “Exploring data practices in Higher Education Institutions: A study”

Data literacy in HEIs: a concern for all stakeholders

Data Practices and Cultures: their impact on Educational Quality A new Webinar in the Series “Data Cultures in Higher Education” REGISTRATION OPEN! The question of educational quality in higher education has been a matter of concern for all of us in the last 50 years, particularly since we understood that when talking about quality, weContinue reading “Data literacy in HEIs: a concern for all stakeholders”

Alfabetización en datos en las IES: una cuestión que implica a todos los grupos de interés

Prácticas y Culturas de Datos: su impacto en la Calidad Educativa Un nuevo seminario Web de la Serie “Culturas de Datos en la Educación Superior” INSCRIPCIONES ABIERTAS La cuestión de la calidad educativa en la educación superior nos ha desvelado en los últimos 50 años, desde que comprendiéramos que al hablar de calidad, no todosContinue reading “Alfabetización en datos en las IES: una cuestión que implica a todos los grupos de interés”

A hierarchy of limitations in machine learning: Data biases and the social sciences

Webinar Series: we are back 😉 29 September – 16-18hs (GMT +2) Registrations now Open. We are definitely back after a long and strange summe,r that has seen us trying to clear our minds in the context of a second wave of pandemic in Europe. This webinar series was born in the pre-COVID19 era andContinue reading “A hierarchy of limitations in machine learning: Data biases and the social sciences”

Machine Learning: una jerarquía de limitaciones en la aplicación en ciencias sociales

Volvemos con la Webinar Series 😉 29 de Septiembre – 16-18hs (GMT +2) ¡Inscribirse aquí! Luego de un largo y extraño verano que nos ha visto tratando de despejar nuestra mente en el contexto de una segunda ola de pandemia en Europa. Esta webinar series nació en la era pre-COVID19 y sin embargo hoy elContinue reading “Machine Learning: una jerarquía de limitaciones en la aplicación en ciencias sociales”

Webinar: Building Data Cultures. narratives and activism from the Civil Society

Webinar Series Data Cultures in HE: Emerging practices, professionalism and the challenge of social justice Rahul Bhargava – MIT Media Lab (US) – 20 May 2020 – REGISTRATION OPEN! So far so good, we are approaching to our fifth webinar in the Series. Las one was in the pre-COVID19 era in Spain, and a webinar could make aContinue reading “Webinar: Building Data Cultures. narratives and activism from the Civil Society”

¿Invisibilidad o visibilidad de los datos?: tensiones de la datificación en la crisis COVID19 y el lugar de la educación

No podría ponerme a escribir con propiedad sobre un fenómeno social tan complejo como las problemáticas que el COVID19 está generando respecto al uso de datos en la sociedad. Mi objetivo con este post es simplemente reflexionar sobre lo que queda para quien se mueve en las filas de la educación, pues ése es miContinue reading “¿Invisibilidad o visibilidad de los datos?: tensiones de la datificación en la crisis COVID19 y el lugar de la educación”

Open Data as driver of critical data literacies in Higher Education: …Which Data? Which Openness? …Which Care?

My reflections over a virtual workshop at the OER20 Conference. Again reporting about an activity I led (with Javiera Atenas and Leo Havemann) at the  OER20 congress  in its virtual version due to the COVI19 crisis. In another post on this same conference I reflected about the problems me and the other presenter (Bonnie Stewart)Continue reading “Open Data as driver of critical data literacies in Higher Education: …Which Data? Which Openness? …Which Care?”

Why should we care about datafication? Critical data literacies in higher education

The adventure of a virtual workshop led by Bonnie Stewart (UniWindsor, Canada)  & Juliana Raffaghelli (Edul@b member, UOC) at the OER20 conference. On Wednesday 1 April 2020, we (Bonnie and Juliana) joined the OER20 congress session to deliver a brief workshop based on our joint research activity. It was a bet. The congress had goneContinue reading “Why should we care about datafication? Critical data literacies in higher education”

Opening Data in Technology Enhanced Learning Research: The challenge, the practices

The Webinar Series goes on! On March 12, we have a new Webinar Series’ appointment with Davinia Hernández-Leo from the TIDE Research Group on Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education. Davinia will shed light on a topic of growing interest: the participation of Technology enhanced learning research to the Open Science movement, with a specialContinue reading “Opening Data in Technology Enhanced Learning Research: The challenge, the practices”

“We used to have fun but then data entered the game…” A new appointment of the Webinar Series

“We used to have fun but then data entered the game…”: Potential and pitfalls of social media in academic professional development” is the title of the webinar by Stefania Manca. On January 28, Stefania Manca from the Institute of Educational Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy will visit us. Stefania has been activeContinue reading ““We used to have fun but then data entered the game…” A new appointment of the Webinar Series”

Un punto de partida…

Lanzamiento de un estudio para comprender las prácticas basadas en datos en varias instituciones. Nos preparamos a distribuir la encuesta en algunas universidades de Cataluña, en Italia, Suecia, Uruguay y Argentina. Dicha encuesta nos permitirá generar un punto de partida, para establecer necesidades de aprendizaje profesional y orientar el diseño de nuevas actividades en esteContinue reading “Un punto de partida…”

Analíticas de Aprendizaje: ¿Un continente oscuro?

Se presentará en el contexto de la actividad del proyecto un seminario sobre analíticas de aprendizaje, discutiendo sus potenciales y peligros en la Universitat de Barcelona,  INSTITUT DE DESENVOLUPAMENT PROFESSIONAL  Se tratará de una actividad de nivel informativo, sencillamente orientada a comentar definiciones, casos e instrumentos ofrecidos por la UB. Durante la actividad, se trataráContinue reading “Analíticas de Aprendizaje: ¿Un continente oscuro?”

Visiting Scholar – Bonnie Stewart in the context of the Programme Data Cultures in Higher Education

During the first week of December Edul@b will warmly welcome Prof. Bonnie Stewart. She has been exchanging ideas and jointly working with Juliana E. Raffaghelli (Edul@b member) in the topic of Faculty Development to promote a critical data culture in HE. This collaboration is placed in the context of the raising concern about the problemContinue reading “Visiting Scholar – Bonnie Stewart in the context of the Programme Data Cultures in Higher Education”


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