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MOOC 4: Open Data. Public Information Managemen

Enrollment is Closed

Course description

In this course, we will approach ideas about public data, the different actors involved and what their roles are within the framework of the opening of information.

In this framework, we will put into tension old debates about the public to bring them to the present with the aim of rethinking them and discussing how and how they have changed. To then give way to the roles of the different actors involved in the management of public information: their degrees of power, autonomy and influence.

We will present a video tutorial to organize and present the data that can be obtained from an official portal of a public body.

Objectives of the course

The objectives of this course are:

  • Understand and question the current debates about the opening of data, its implications and the logics of power present.
  • Recognize and examine open data from different public sources of information
  • Put into practice the knowledge acquired about data processing.


  1. Introduction to "Open Government Data".
  2. Winners and losers in the management of Public Information: Open Public Data - Open Government / Properties-formats / Possibilities-impact.
  3. Repositories of government information. Experiences.
  4. Data processing.

To whom it is addressed

The people to whom this course is directed are:

  • Those who exercise some public function, as well as career professionals and political positions.
  • Students who want to expand knowledge about Open Government and the principles it contains.


The minimum requirements to carry out the course are the technical conditions involved.

  • Computer and Internet connection.

When certifying the course:
The university certification of a course implies a minimum necessary academic training, namely:

  • Bachelor or equivalent at least.


Marcelo de la Torre

Marcelo de la Torre

He has a degree in Political Science. Co-founder of Cooperativa de trabajo "CooPares" Development - Digital Communication - Software - Web. He is a professor at the National University of Rosario in the Integration and Production Seminar 'DigiCom' and at the Open American University, in various disciplines ranging from Sociology, Political Economy, Epistemology and Communication Philosophy, including various workshops on Digital Technologies. It integrates the Digicom / Dialogic group ("collective and educational network" "pasture of weblogs").

Noelia Radyna

Noelia Radyna

She has a degree in Political Science and has worked in different strata of public administration. In the academic field, he has developed as a teacher in relation to Management Technologies and is currently part of the Innovation Group of the National University of Rosario.

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