A Digital Game to Learn About Open Data

Davide Di Staso*, Fernando Kleiman, Joep Crompvoets, Marijn Janssen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The implementation of open data policies requires the efforts of many public employees across different levels of government, who may be unaware of the benefits and risks of open data. Serious games have demonstrated potential for training in a professional environment. For this research, a collaborative digital serious game about open data was developed. A sample of 24 civil servants played the game. Pre-test and post-test surveys were used to evaluate the effects of the game on participants’ perception of open data. Likert score changes between pre-test and post-test indicated that the game had a positive effect on the willingness to share public sector data. By simulating the setting of a public office and by having players make decisions about whether to open certain datasets, the game facilitated learning about the benefits and disadvantages of opening data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Government - 20th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2021, Proceedings
EditorsHans Jochen Scholl, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Marijn Janssen, Evangelos Kalampokis, Evangelos Kalampokis, Ida Lindgren, Manuel Pedro Rodríguez Bolívar
PublisherSpringer
Pages153-164
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030847883
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event20th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2021, held in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2021 and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference, CeDEM 2021 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 7 Sep 20219 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12850 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference20th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2021, held in conjunction with the IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Participation, ePart 2021 and the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government Conference, CeDEM 2021
CountrySpain
CityGranada
Period7/09/219/09/21

Bibliographical note

Green Open Access added to TU Delft Institutional Repository ‘You share, we take care!’ – Taverne project https://www.openaccess.nl/en/you-share-we-take-care Otherwise as indicated in the copyright section: the publisher is the copyright holder of this work and the author uses the Dutch legislation to make this work public.

Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • Gaming
  • Open data
  • Open data policy
  • Serious games

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