Friday, October 5, 2012

The first Massive Open Online Course about infographics and data visualization

(UPDATE, Nov. 24th: Registration for the second edition to the Intro to Infographics and Data Visualization Massive Online Course, which begins in January, is already open, although it has not been officially announced. Sign up for free:

I am happy to announce that, starting October 28th, I will conduct a new workshop: a six-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about infographics and data visualization through the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

This program is a variation of other workshops/courses I've done with the Knight Center in the past; those had a limited amount of students. In this case, the course will be offerend in English and it's free. I created it with journalists and designers in mind, but it can be helpful to anybody interested in learning the theory and practice of information graphics.

No previous experience is required. You don't need to know how to use any software tool, either. You will learn a bit about that, actually. As I say in the description:
"I cannot promise that you will become a master infographics designer or data visualizer by the end of these six weeks. To achieve that, you would need to come to the University of Miami and join either our MA in Journalism or our MFA in Interactive Media. However, I will make sure that you will get enough skills and conceptual knowledge to get you started in the exciting field of presenting data and phenomena through charts, maps, and diagrams."
Read more details about the course here and here After that, sign up. This should be a fun experiment. Please spread the word.

I hope I'll see you all there.