Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value. The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of big data’ that we live in. Effectively visualizing data can lead to recognizing key learnings quicker and more effectively demonstrate impact.
This four week online certificate course will focus on building skills and strategies to better visualize and analyze data using a variety of tech tools. It will feature live interactive guest expert presentations with leading M&E practitioners, software developers, and data scientists. It will also include a unique hands-on learning environment with animated videos, technology demos, practical activities, networking events, immersive simulations and more.
Effective data visualization requires both critical thinking skills and technical skills. During this course, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step design process, which encompasses both skillsets. You’ll learn:
You’ll participate in live webinars from guest experts. Can’t attend one of the live webinars? Don’t worry, all sessions are recorded so you can catch up later.
Participants will create data visualizations and get feedback from the course’s experts, facilitators, and fellow participants. For example, during Week 1, you’ll consider your audience’s information needs, the dissemination format for your visualization, what types of data wrangling techniques are needed to get your dataset ready to visualize, and key data responsibility issues. During Week 2, you’ll learn to select the best chart types for your dataset–beyond the overused pie chart and bar chart–and you’ll begin prototyping your visualization. During Week 3, we’ll dive even heavier into tools, and you’ll hear from experts about Tableau, R, and more. During Week 4, you’ll continue editing your visualization to ensure that it follows best practices in alignment, color, text, and more.
Fees for the four-week course are outlined below:
Register at https://www.techchange.org/online-courses/technology-for-data-visualization-and-analysis/.
***Enter code DATAVIZ50 for a $50 discount!***
We hope to see you online in June.