Exploring Open Data Initiatives in Higher Education

  • Yang Julia Zhu
  • Luanne FreundEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 12051)


Open data is the name given to datasets that are online, machine-readable, open-licensed, available for bulk download and redistribution, and free of charge. Although open data in universities is still a relatively new concept, several universities have begun to participate in making their data public. This paper offers an initial investigation to open data in post-secondary education systems, to identify opportunities and challenges, and to offer case studies on select open data movements in higher education.


Open data initiative Open education Higher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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