Open Standards for Data (D102)

Author: Corey Pembleton (Open North)
Review: Peck Sangiambut (Open North)

Open standards for data are an essential component of Open Smart City initiatives across Canada. They help governments: a) share information both internally and externally; b) increase transparency with stakeholders; and, c) leverage the potentials of technology to scale.

Comprised of 3 modules, Open standards for data (D102) is a basic course that explains what open standards are and how they can help your community achieve these and other goals.

Once you have finished Open standards for data (D102) you should have an increased awareness and understanding of:

1. The reasons for adopting open standards for data (10 minutes)
Invitation: What are open standards for data, and what are the reasons for adopting them?

2. The values and risks of open standards for municipal government (10 minutes)
Investigation: What are the values and risks of open standards for municipalities and community governments?

3. Key steps in adopting open data standards in your municipality (10 minutes)
Activation: What steps are necessary to take to adopt open data standards effectively?
  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: What Are Open Standards For Data?
  • Module 2: Increasing Municipal Efficiency
  • Module 3: Adopting Open Data Standards
  • Course Summary
  • Quiz
  • Post-course Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever