Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue-Workshop Report

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in schools? To seek answers to these questions, EDC’s Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) convened an expert panel of both data analysts and educators for a workshop on data literacy.

This report captures the takeaways from a 3-day workshop, Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue, held by ODI and IBM in October 2015, which brought big data analysts and education experts together to engage in a structured dialogue that produced new insights into the nature of data literacy in today’s big data society, envisioning what the data-literate person does, and delving into the meaning of analytical thinking and how we might teach this in K–16 classrooms.

Learn more about the workshop.

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