Critical Big Data and Algorithmic
Literacy Network (CBDALN)

Our network aims to empower individuals in a datafied world. We propose to do this by fostering critical thinking and ethical reflection. The informal network brings together international researchers and practitioners from relevant fields:

(1) To promote interdisciplinary dialogue about
different concepts and approaches for fostering critical literacies
(2) To build a database of learning materials
(3) To set up learning and research labs for developing new content and exchanging ideas.


More about dialogue,
database, and labs


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Who are we?


Special Issue on Data Literacy

The Internet Policy Review has published a new special issue on “Digital inclusion and data literacy” (Volume 9, Issue 2). The issue by guest editors Elinor Carmi and Simeon J. Yates, both from the Department Read more…

Network founded and website launched

The international and interdisciplinary network of experts on Critical Big Data and Algorithmic Literacy (CBDAL) has been founded. In a first step, the website and a Twitter account (@bigdataliteracy) have now been activated. The Read more…

Get in Touch

If you would like to join and contribute to this network, please get in touch with Harald Gapski (Grimme-Institut, Germany) or Ina Sander (Cardiff University, UK).

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