Put Your Data Skills to Work

Digital Skills Education have developed a poster showcasing a range of careers utilising data skills. From engineering to entertainment there are opportunities to use data within many workplaces.

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Data skills live lessons reach over 20,000 leaners

We're thrilled that our data skills live lessons have now reached over 20,000 learners.

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Book Review: The Alignment Problem

Through an impressive mastery of cutting-edge papers in AI, a deep understanding of the history of cognitive science, and four hundred interviews with leading scientists, Brian Christian presents an in-depth account of AI and how we can engineer it to align with human values.

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The class that kept falling asleep

Or... How data skills can keep you awake! Jo Spiller, Judy Robertson and Tommy Lawson presented on the themes of teaching data skills, data ethics and artificial intelligence as part of the University of Edinburgh Learning and Teaching Conference 2022 held in June.

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Teacher Professional Learning Workshops – book now!

We know from our teacher community it can be difficult to travel for professional learning so we're changing our professional learning (PL) model and bringing our workshops to schools in the Edinburgh and South East of Scotland area (Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian, Scottish Borders)! If you are based outside of these authorities we hope you will continue to take advantage of our resources, National Progression Award in Data Science programme, our data literacy videos and our events programme.

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About our research

We’ve usually got a research project running alongside Data Education in Schools. We’re interested to find out how we can teach data literacy more effectively, and how to make our events and materials more interesting and fun.  

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Using data to help teachers find resources

Can you contribute to developing better tools to help teachers find educational resources online?

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Published! Hello World

Hello World, the computing and digital making magazine for educators, has published an article on our British Sign Language project. The article is featured on the Hello World website and in Hello World Issue 19: Sustainability and Computing.

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Published! Reflections on the work of the CSYPAG

Professor Judy Robertson's reflections on the work of the Computer Science Young People’s Advisory Group have been published on the FutureScot website.

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