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ACM Issues Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula

Recognizing the explosive growth of data science as a field, as well as the demand for data science training at the undergraduate level, a Data Science Task Force convened by the Association for Computing Machinery’s Education Board recently released “Computing Competencies for Undergraduate Data Science Curricula.” The ACM report seeks to define what the computing/computational contributions are to this new field, as well as to provide guidance on computing-specific competencies in data science for departments offering such programs of study at the undergraduate level.

Qlik Announces Inaugural Professor Ambassador Class to Celebrate Educators Helping to Create a Data-Literate World

Qlik® announced its first-ever Academic Program Professor Ambassador Class, a select network of academics from the Qlik Academic Program, that have demonstrated dedication and excellence in leveraging Qlik to drive data literacy with analytics in the classroom and preparing students for the data-driven economy.

How to Launch Your Data Science Career

Are you interested in getting into the field of data science? We don’t blame you. Data science is an exciting field that’s constantly changing and developing, which gives data scientists’ work endless potential. Here are six tips for ways that you can launch your data science career.

Big Data & Higher Education: How Are They Connected?

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips points out the many ways that higher education is incorporating big data to make the educational experience better for students. Big data is helping to improve responses to learning style, benefit targeted enrollment, and increase retention rates.

No degree? No Problem: US Employers Shifting Hiring Mentality for Data Skills

Job seekers owning demonstrable experience with data might soon overtake those with data science degrees when it comes to the candidates global enterprises are seeking, according to a major survey of global business decision makers commissioned by data and analytics firm Qlik, on behalf of the Data Literacy Project.

The Data Talent Market Continues Its Ascent

We’re at an important inflection point in history where a glaring shortage of data-centric skills, coupled with an increasing demand for data professionals, represents a unique opportunity for those willing to make a commitment to “tool up” or “retool” as the case may be, in preparation for a career in analytics. The good thing is, after all the time and effort, the newly acquired skills will keep on giving because the analytics field shall continue to be in favor for a very long time.

Online Education is Paving a Smoother Path to Earning Data Science Skills

In this contributed article, Devavrat Shah, MIT Professor of Computer Science, highlights how many professionals are seeking rigorous training in data science skill, and want them without having to leave their day job. They need the practicality and flexibility that online learning provides, so the operative question becomes: can MOOCS deliver these skills without compromising quality?

Can Online Professional Development Courses Teach Data-Driven Decision Making?

MIT xPRO’s Data Science program is segmented into six modules, each lead by a faculty member with expertise, research and teaching experience in that area. After just seven weeks, learners earn an MIT Professional Certificate in Data Science. This guest post from MIT focuses on whether online professional development courses, like its xPRO Data Science program, are successful in teaching data-driven decision making. 

Be on Top of Key Data Analytic Trends

Emily Washington: ‘Businesses are increasingly evaluating ways to streamline their overall technology stack… to successfully leverage big data and analytics’. Tech trends in data analytics are seeing the industry soar. Discover more here.

The Future of AI and Education

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses the practical uses of AI in the education industry as well as an assessment of AI’s role in current and future educational activities. Education professionals are taking on the task to implement AI into operations, and finding it to be quite beneficial.