Friday, December 16, 2016

Our brand new MOOC is here! Data Exploration and Storytelling

It's been a while since I last taught a Massive Open Online Course. My friend Heather Krause —a statistician and data journalist— and I have created a brand new one, offered through UT's Knight Center, and titled “Data Exploration and Storytelling: Finding Stories in Data with Exploratory Analysis and Visualization.”  It begins on January 16, 2017.

You can sign up for free through this link.

I guess that the long title and subtitle explain what the course is about: It doesn't just cover visualization, but also data exploration and understanding, and how to write stories about your findings. The materials include several chapters from The Truthful Art and The Functional Art, besides many new video lectures and tutorials about software tools.

I recorded a short intro video: