This is the start of your Data Journey

The Blob will be your companion on the journey. It evolves as you progress through the course and complete tasks.
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Do you want to understand the digital world? Here is the guide you’ve been looking for!

You’re already taking part in the Data Journey. It is a massive experiment where we are creating a parallel, digital reality, like a distorted reflection of our physical existence. In this new world, everything and everyone that exists are represented in data.
In many ways, it now seems like this digital reality is becoming almost more important than—and takes precedence over—the analogue and the physical. We’re seeing a shift towards a digital-first world.
What’s at stake, when we create this digital reality, is nothing less than how we live, how we work, how we meet others, and how we participate in society and democracy.
This is a reality composed of bits and bytes, artificial intelligence, automated processes, data-driven decisions, disruption and new technology. And it all revolves around data. Understanding what data is, and what data does, is the key to understanding and navigating the digital world.
In this digital course, you will learn about what data and digitalisation are doing to us and to the society we are part of, what kind of technology is involved—and what you can do to get a hand on the steering wheel.

Who is this course for?

The Data Journey is for those who want a basic understanding of digital data and how we encounter it in our personal lives, our work and society at large. You do not need to be a technologist in any way, but perhaps you are curious about how you can protect your privacy or how your business can make better use of data?

How much time does it take?

It takes about 10 hours to finish the course. You can jump in and out at any time and continue where you left off. You can, for example, invest two half working days, set aside an hour a week and discuss the content over a coffee with colleagues or fellow students, or spend half an hour every day for a few weeks to get through the course.