Teaching Data Management

  • Data management is a central topic in computer science as well as in computer science education. Within the last years, this topic is changing tremendously, as its impact on daily life becomes increasingly visible. Nowadays, everyone not only needs to manage data of various kinds, but also continuously generates large amounts of data. In addition, Big Data and data analysis are intensively discussed in public dialogue because of their influences on society. For the understanding of such discussions and for being able to participate in them, fundamental knowledge on data management is necessary. Especially, being aware of the threats accompanying the ability to analyze large amounts of data in nearly real-time becomes increasingly important. This raises the question, which key competencies are necessary for daily dealings with data and data management. In this paper, we will first point out the importance of data management and of Big Data in daily life. On this basis, we will analyze which are the key competenciesData management is a central topic in computer science as well as in computer science education. Within the last years, this topic is changing tremendously, as its impact on daily life becomes increasingly visible. Nowadays, everyone not only needs to manage data of various kinds, but also continuously generates large amounts of data. In addition, Big Data and data analysis are intensively discussed in public dialogue because of their influences on society. For the understanding of such discussions and for being able to participate in them, fundamental knowledge on data management is necessary. Especially, being aware of the threats accompanying the ability to analyze large amounts of data in nearly real-time becomes increasingly important. This raises the question, which key competencies are necessary for daily dealings with data and data management. In this paper, we will first point out the importance of data management and of Big Data in daily life. On this basis, we will analyze which are the key competencies everyone needs concerning data management to be able to handle data in a proper way in daily life. Afterwards, we will discuss the impact of these changes in data management on computer science education and in particular database education.show moreshow less

Download full text files

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar Statistics
Metadaten
Author:Andreas Grillenberger, Ralf Romeike
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:517-opus4-82648
ISSN:1868-0844 (print)
ISSN:2191-1940 (online)
Parent Title (English):KEYCIT 2014 - Key Competencies in Informatics and ICT
Subtitle (English):Key Competencies and Opportunities
Publisher:Universitätsverlag Potsdam
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2015
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2015/10/27
Tag:Big Data; Challenges; Data Analysis; Data Management; Data Privacy; Databases; Key Competencies; NoSQL
Issue:7
First Page:133
Last Page:150
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Informatik und Computational Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Publication Way:Open Access
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2015) 07
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / Commentarii informaticae didacticae (CID) / CID (2015) 07 / Full Papers
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht kommerziell, Keine Bearbeitung 3.0 Deutschland