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Data Literacy

This is a collection of information resources on data literacy. Users can find links to courses, workshops, tools, tutorials, videos, webinars, and other resources related to data literacy.

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Selected Videos & Archived Webinars on Data, Data Literacy, Data Management, and Data Sharing

  • All About You, Up for Sale: How Data Brokers like Cambridge Analytica Construct Consumer Identities ( (59:57) - This webinar addressed how the data we share determines how we are marketed to when it comes to data sharing.

  • Data Literacy Whiteboard 001 - Four Data Scale Types ( (7:28)- Learn about Nominal, Ordinal, Interval & Ratio measurement scales. Understand the value of these scales, and also the danger of applying this typology in a rigid way.

  • Data Literacy Webinar 001 - 17 Key Traits of Data Literacy ( (1:03:23) - This YouTube session provides a review of the 17 key traits of data literacy by RJ Andrews, author of Info We Trust: How to Inspire the World with Data.

  • Data Literacy Webinar 002 - The WISDOM Data-Working Framework ( (1:03:24) - This session covers the W-I-S-D-O-M Data-Working Flow.

  • Data Literacy Webinar 003 - Finding & Gathering Relevant Data ( (57:39) - The webinar discusses practical ways to find, gather and even create data.

  • Data literacy | Skills of critical thinkers ( (55:27) - "Data literacy is not just about consuming and understanding data visualizations but more importantly about applying the genuinely human traits of curiosity and critical thinking to your data."

  • Data Literacy - Full eMeeting Recording ( (1:02:41) - This recording is on agricultural data literacy. This webinar featured experts at five universities on the six pillars of data literacy and how they can be applied in operation. The eMeeting was held on August 3rd, 2018.

  • Data Literacy : Definition, Importance and scope ( (29:14) - This session on data literacy was conducted by a professor from Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

  • Visualization Culture: Data Literacy for the Rest of Us ( (1:09:02) - This Google Talk was presented by computational designer Fernanda Viégas at the Boston Chapter Meeting of the Society of Women Engineers. The speaker reports on recent research into public data analysis and visualization.

  • Learning Data Science at the Library: Lesson Plans on Data Literacy Skills ( (39:25) - This webinar describes the elements of a lesson plan focused on data literacy.

  • Tips and Tricks for Learning Data Visualization ( (59:45) - webinar series presented by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. To obtain MLA CE credit, after viewing this recording, take the evaluation at

  • Webinar: Fostering Student Success through Administrator Data Literacy ( (53:52) - Published by Data Quality Campaign discuss. The webinar discusses what it really means to be data-literate in practice, what leading states are doing to support administrator data literacy.


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