Open Education Data  for Both – Science and Education Practice

The Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, together with the Lithuanian Educational Research Association, organised the XXV Education Forum. This time, the participants addressed the topical but rarely discussed topic of educational data use in the education community. The theme of the forum was “Open Education Data: How to Use it More Effectively in Research and to Improve Educational Practice?“. The forum participants – specialists in educational sciences, researchers, representatives of educational and scientific institutions, education policy makers, data administration and analysis specialists were invited to a discussion.

Dr. Asta Ranonytė (Deputy Director of the National Education Agency (NEA)), briefly introduced the main issues of this education forum. “Do all of us working in the field of educational research know what information units, data, arrays of data are collected and stored?”. The keynote presentation of the Education Forum “NEA Data and Their Use” was given by Eduardas Daujotis (Director of the NEA Infrastructure Development Department, and Evaldas Bakonis (Head of the NEA Education Policy Analysis and Research Unit). 
In the discussion participated Rimantas Žylius (Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania), dr. Arūnas Emeljanovas (professor of the Lithuanian Sports University), dr. Aleksei Iurasov (Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, Vytautas Magnus University),  dr. Agnė Brandišauskienė (Head of the Interdisciplinary Statistical Research Group at the Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, Vilnius University) and professor dr. Audronė Jakaitienė (Chief Research Fellow at the Institute of Data Science and Digital Technologies, Vilnius University).
Summing up the Forum, professor dr. Loreta Žadeikaitė (Chief Advisor of the Department of Studies, Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Sport) on behalf of herself and professor dr. Liudmila Rupšienė (the President of the Lithuanian Educational Research Association)  thanked the initiators of the Forum, the organisers, the speakers and the participants.

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