DATA LITERACY INTRODUCTION COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS

WHAT IS THE DATA LITERACY INTRO COURSE FOR VOLUNTEERS?

The “Data Literacy introduction course for Volunteers”  linked here, is an e-learning experience with a set of 6 modules that helps you develop data skills as part of your learning journey.

After completing all 6 modules, you will be able to:

– Define what data is and how data is different from information;
– Describe data and how data is managed;
– Indicate the relevance of working with data without harming people;
– List several methods for collecting and visualising data.

WHO IS IT FOR AND WHO HAS BEEN INVOLVED?

The Online Data Literacy course has been created with volunteers (and not excluding colleagues) of the movement who have no prior knowledge of working with data, yet want to want to understand more about how data can further help vulnerable people.

It was developed by 510’s long term online volunteer Kamal Ahmed and data responsibility policy officer Joachim Ramakers.

WHY IS IT NEEDED?

As RCRC Aid workers and Volunteers you play a very important role in helping vulnerable communities all over the world. You are dedicating your time and talents to help in projects and programs; before, during and after disasters strike. Many of these projects or programs are using, or are starting to use, data, to better serve vulnerable communities. Working with data, requires specific skills and knowledge, also known as Data literacy skills and this training helps you acquire the first base of these skills.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN CHALLENGES?

Data is a very broad topic that once you start has many directions. This course is meant to be a doorway into the world of data. The challenge for us all is to hear your feedback so that we can understand what you need and want next.

WHAT ARE THE INITIAL RESULTS ?

Since the online course has bene launched 554 users from 79 of the 194 have completed the course (please find the initial results HERE)

 

WHAT COMES NEXT?

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