/Evidence and Data Collection for Problem Solving

Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: Yorkshire and the Humber

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 30/03/2020

End date: 25/05/2020

Subjects: Coding, Computational Thinking, Computer Science, Creative Technology, Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Education, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Knowledge Management, Networks, Project, Web Applications

Recognised by: Nesta

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

As the digital world plays an increasingly large role in our daily lives, so too does the use of data. On this course, you’ll be introduced to key data concepts as you learn how to solve simple, everyday problems using data. You’ll discover data ethics and the restrictions that exist in using other people’s data. You’ll also learn how to present data in a meaningful way that’s easy to understand through data visualisation techniques. To give real-world context to your learning, you’ll examine these data concepts through the case study of a small business owner.

 

This course is part of the Solving Problems with Technology  program of online courses, which aims to teach you problem-building skills using design thinking, data, and planning. This program is part of the Digital Skills for the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection designed to teach you essential digital and professional skills required for the modern workplace.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for young people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

 

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

 

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Explore the notion of data and what that actually means
  • Learn the key terminology related to dealing with data
  • Explore how data can be used to solve problems
  • Explore individual sets of data that can be brought together to form datasets, which can then be used for greater insights
  • Explore the ethics and rules of using other people’s data
  • Learn how to turn data into something visual and easy to understand
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