Announcing new Tableau Data Literacy curriculum for higher education from What’s New

These two data literacy courses aim to provide foundational knowledge to students so they can … Read more Announcing new Tableau Data Literacy curriculum for higher education from What’s New

These two data literacy courses aim to provide foundational knowledge to students so they can understand, explore, and effectively visualize and communicate with data. These courses can serve as prerequisites for a variety of analytics, research methods, or data science curricula.

Both courses are designed to cover a typical ten-week course (one quarter) at an accredited university. Lecture slides, homework assignments, discussion board activities, Tableau demos, and test banks are included—instructors need only tailor the content to their class, as they like.

Data Literacy One focuses on the fundamentals of data, including variable types, how to structure data, how to summarize data, and an introduction of data visualization. Students will learn how to critically analyze data through theoretical and practical exercises. This course covers:

  • The meaning of data literacy
  • Proficiency in quantitative skills 
  • Knowledge of basic statistical concepts
  • Developing critical thinking competency
  • Learning how to communicate with data 
  • Introductory experience with Tableau

Data Literacy Two focuses on how to present data in a meaningful way to communicate information effectively. Visualization and design best practices are covered extensively in this course with opportunities to test the students’ learnings throughout. This course covers:

  • Data design principles
  • Visualization best practices and methods
  • Chart building skills and competencies
  • Making visual comparisons using data
  • Communicating with interactive stories
  • Additional experience using Tableau
     

Get started with Tableau data literacy curricula today

Tableau Academic Programs have proudly provided free Tableau licenses to more than one million students and instructors around the world, leading the charge to improve data literacy among future generations.

If you’re an instructor at an accredited institution, you can request a free Tableau for Teaching license[1] for instructional use or noncommercial academic research. Once approved, you will receive information on how to gain access to our curricula.

In addition to your free license, instructors and students get full access to Tableau eLearning—great for supplementing your data literacy course and for remote or self-paced learning. Finally, you’ve got the Tableau Community—the largest, most diverse data community in the world—offering unparalleled support at every step along your analytics journey.

For corporate trainers, a great place to start is with our free program, Data Literacy for All[2], which offers more than five hours of foundational data skills content based on the Data Literacy One curriculum. You can also check our eLearning [3]and instructor-led training[4].
 

Prior to joining Tableau, Sue Kraemer taught Statistics and Data Visualization courses at University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and currently remains an Affiliate Faculty member in the Division of Nursing and Health Studies at UWB.

References

  1. ^ Tableau for Teaching license (www.tableau.com)
  2. ^ Data Literacy for All (www.tableau.com)
  3. ^ eLearning (www.tableau.com)
  4. ^ instructor-led training (www.tableau.com)


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