16.11.22

4 Day Data Science Course (Secondary)

Moray House School of Education and Sport is offering a free course on data science in the Secondary classroom.  Data science is the ability to ask questions, collect, analyse, interpret, communicate about data. As technology makes it easier to collect vast amounts of data, the skills to use data to…

11.10.22

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. The poster is free to download and display. We hope the poster will help inspire learners to think about the possibilities for working…

03.10.22

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. Our engagement counters tipped over 20,000 as a result of the 2022 Maths Week Scotland ‘Data Selfie’ event held on 27th September 2022. To date, we have developed three live lesson activities in partnership with Skills…

05.09.22

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. I studied AI at university, and…

01.09.22

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. Their presentation is now available via the…

01.09.22

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…

29.08.22

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.   Research Team  The research team members are: Judy Robertson  Serdar Abaci  Holly Linklater …

11.08.22

Using data to help teachers find resources

Can you contribute to developing better tools to help teachers find educational resources online? Researchers from the University of Edinburgh are studying how teachers in Scotland find, use, and share online educational resources in their teaching, with the aim of developing tools to make this easier. We are doing short…

29.06.22

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. The article provides an overview of the project and its aim to…

29.06.22

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. Judy considers some of the key findings of the advisory group in the context of Professor Mark Logan’s review of the Scottish Technology Ecosystem and Professor Ken Muir’s…

21.06.22

Report published! Learners’ views of computer science in Scotland

What are young people’s views about how computing is taught in Scottish schools? How would they prefer to learn and how could we encourage more young people to study the subject? Professor Judy Robertson and learners from the Young People’s Advisory Group in Computer Science answer these questions in a…

08.06.22

4 day Data Literacy course (primary)

Moray House School of Education and Sport is offering a free course on data literacy in the primary classroom.  Data literacy is the ability to ask questions, collect, analyse, interpret, communicate about data. As technology makes it easier to collect vast amounts of data, the skills to use data to…