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(DM 301) Measuring the Impact of Your Open Data Program (DM301.1)

Data Management


START DATE: April 3, 2019
- Duration: 4 Weeks
- Expected time commitment: up to 5 hours per week, on average
- Weekly virtual live session: 1 hour each week during the course, tentatively scheduled for Mondays at 1 p.m.
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- Is your city a part of What Works Cities? You may be able to take this course for free. Enter your coupon code when signing up. If you’re not sure whether your city is a part of What Works Cities, please email govextraining@jhu.edu.
This online course developed by the Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University will provide you with the skills to measure the impact of your open data program and help you tell the story

At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Explain the value of measuring open data programs
- Develop a logic model to inform measurement strategies
- Select appropriate metrics for your program objective
- Collect qualitative data for measurement and public storytelling
This course aligns with the following What Works Cities Certification Criteria focused on both Open Data and Data Governance. The full list of criteria can be found at https://medium.com/@WhatWorksCities/5c514f1dff1b.

- Your local government maintains a detailed and comprehensive data inventory that makes its data more discoverable and accessible.
- Your local government has a publicly available, codified open data policy that commits to data transparency and proactive public disclosure of local government data and data practices.
- Your local government has and carries out documented policies or practices that enable the tracking of impact of your data program.
- Your local government has documented policies or practices to protect privacy and confidentiality.
-Your local government has a documented process for publishing open data mandating opportunities for public comment or feedback collection.

  • About the course
  • Week 1: Why measure?
  • Week 2: Clarifying Priorities and Goals with a Logic Model
  • Week 3: Selecting metrics
  • Week 4: Telling Your Story
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  • Self-assessment (post) (clone)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed