Data: where do we start?
We know the importance of data in our lives, but how do we introduce the subject? Can people learn data analytics from NCLab?
You are right – the world runs on data! This webinar outlines some principles that will help you think about data, how it is collected, organized, analyzed, and used to make decisions. We look at a sample set using a spreadsheet, then explore lessons in the Karel, Visual Intro to Python (Python I) and Python II courses that pertain to data collection, analysis, and visualization.
To go deeper, we invite you to take a look at NCLab’s courses in PostgreSQL, Python for data science, and predictive analytics using Python libraries.
Here is a YouTube video of the webinar:
Here is the slide show used in the webinar as a Google Slides file:
or as a PDF file:
and finally, here is the spreadsheet used in the webinar as a Google Sheets file:
We hope that this introduction will encourage people to pursue learning these important 21st century skills. At the very least, they will view data in their own lives with a more critical eye.