For this chapter we have organised the online course in two levels, this is because although the emphasis in our approach is on the critical and political dimension of data literacy, the technical dimension is important. There is a need to understand the nature of open data, what makes data open and how are these open data sets stored and where can they be found. How can people generate open data and what can be done with it. This is our module 1.
Once the participants have explored the basic knowledge concerning open data and open science they will be ready to delve into the second part of the course which starts to delve into the critical aspects of open data.