Free Online Course on Using Open Data for Digital Business

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Using Open Data for Digital Business’ is a free online course by Royal Holloway, University of London on FutureLearn.com. This course will be of particular interest to those working in digital start-ups, managers in corporations, developers, public sector managers and students.

In this course, applicants will discover the power of Open Data and learn how they can use it to transform business. The course will start on .

Course At Glance

Length: 2 weeks
Effort: 3 hours/week
Subject: Open Data for Digital Business
Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London and Future learn
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes
Session: Course starts on

Providers’ Details

Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities. Through world class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.

About This Course

Open Data is data that anyone can access, use or share and when used well it can be extremely powerful. It enables businesses, citizens, developers and researchers to harness resources that can make crucial improvements to their communities and the economy. It can also help with the development of new products and services, improve business efficiency and create economic value.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts in English.  Applicants can get a verified certificate.

This course provides new insight into the history of Open Data, its pros and cons, business cases and business models related to publishing and using Open Data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop Open Data Publication and Use strategies
  • Identify potential Open Data Business Models
  • Explore strategies in Open Data to enhance performance
  • Describe Open Data and its relevance to business
  • Investigate Open Data licensing and risk management

Requirements

This course will be of particular interest to those working in digital start-ups, managers in corporations, developers, public sector managers and students.

This is not a technical course, and is introductory in scope. Learners require only curiosity and an open mind.

Instructors

Tom Wainwright

Tom’s teaching and research cover strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship, with a particular interest in data-led technologies.

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
  • Sign Up At FutureLearn
  • Select a course and Join
  • Once a course has started, applicant will be able to access the course material
  • After the start date, students will be able to access the course by following the Go To Course link on My Courses page.
  • Applicants can buy, to show that they have completed a FutureLearn course.

On some FutureLearn courses, learners will be able to pay to take an exam to qualify for a Statement of Attainment. (These are university-branded, printed certificates that provide proof of learning on the course topic(s)).

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