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The European Data Science Academy: Bridging the Data Science Skills Gap with Open Courseware

Mikroyannidis, Alexander; Domingue, John; Phethean, Christopher; Beeston, Gareth and Simperl, Elena (2017). The European Data Science Academy: Bridging the Data Science Skills Gap with Open Courseware. In: Open Education Global Conference 2017, 8-10 Mar 2017, Cape Town, South Africa.

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As a global society, we are producing data at an incredible rate, fuelled by the increasing ubiquity of the Web, and stoked by social media, sensors, and mobile devices. However, as the amount of produced data continues to increase, so does the demand for practitioners who have the necessary skills to manage and manipulate this data. The European Data Science Academy (EDSA) is looking to bridge the data science skills gap by developing multimodal open courseware tailored to the real needs of data practitioners. The EDSA courseware is implemented as a combination of living learning materials and activities (eBook, online courses, webinars, face-to-face training), produced via a rigorous process and validated by the data science community through continuous feedback.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: data science; open courseware; Open Educational Resources; Massive Open Online Courses
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 49734
Depositing User: Kay Dave
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 15:34
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 21:34
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