Fomento de la alfabetización de datos en todos los ámbitos

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Arreguit O’Neill, S. (2019). Fomento de la alfabetización de datos en todos los ámbitos. Aula Abierta, 48(4), 419-434.


A medida que las tecnologías proliferan en nuestra sociedad, el mundo está cada vez más interconectado y se recopilan grandes cantidades de datos que contienen información y conocimientos valiosos. Esta creciente cantidad de datos ya ha sido reconocida como un recurso con un gran potencial de aumentar la eficiencia y la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones, las ciudades y las sociedades. Están apareciendo nuevos trabajos dedicados a los datos, y personas que no son expertas en datos deben leer y gestionar datos en su trabajo diario. Por lo tanto, la alfabetización de datos es una habilidad esencial para avanzar en nuestra sociedad de la información. Es fundamental que las personas, los negocios, las instituciones educativas, las comunidades y las sociedades entiendan el valor y las oportunidades que residen en los datos que se utilizan, así como los problemas éticos, de seguridad y de privacidad que pueden surgir por su mal uso. Este artículo aborda la necesidad de la alfabetización de datos, estudia su definición y las habilidades relacionadas, considera la necesidad de dicha alfabetización desde distintas perspectivas, y analiza las consideraciones necesarias para fomentar la alfabetización de datos en distintos ámbitos.

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