Introduction to Data Science for Educators
Learn how to apply data science to different teaching disciplines
This eight-week course will help you grasp the core concepts of data science. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to understand and teach more specialised topics to your students.
You’ll also gain a deep understanding of the application of data science in STEM disciplines, learn how to teach similar courses, and discover how you can utilise data science in your curriculum.
Delve into database management, data mining, and integration
Raw data is collected by organisations every day. The data goes through multiple key steps before it can be used for research, marketing, and other purposes.
On this course, you’ll learn the tools and processes used to organise and convert data. With this knowledge, you’ll have the skills to manipulate data at a beginner’s level.
Develop an understanding of machine learning and effective data visualisation
Machine learning and data visualisation are essential parts of the data science process which contribute to the analysis and representation of data.
Both processes can be quite complex, making use of high-level tools and operations. The course will help you expand your understanding of these integral processes to ensure you can teach these advanced topics
Learn from the experts at the University of California, Riverside
You’ll be guided by Professor Bahram Mobasher who developed the online Master of Science in Engineering – Data Science at UCR.
Armed with your foundational knowledge and skills in data science, you’ll be able to guide your students in the subject and lead brilliant young innovators into a promising career path.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Explore the rapidly growing field of data science and what it means to work as a data scientist.
- Investigate the core concepts and methods of Machine Learning, Data Mining, Big Data.
- Develop knowledge of Probability and Statistics - classification, regression, Bayesian methods and utilization of the loss function.
- Identify data management methods and programming languages used in data science.
- Experiment with effective visualization of data.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for educators interested in learning introductory data science, as well as administrators developing data science pathways for students.
It is also suitable for educators who have completed computer science and maths credentials.
Who developed the course?
Established in 1954, UCR University Extension is the continuing and professional development division of the University of California, Riverside (UCR), and is an internationally-recognized leader in education for individuals, organizations, and communities–regionally, nationally, and internationally.
LocationUCR University Extension 1299 University Ave. Suite 201 Riverside, CA 92507 Tel: 951.827.4105
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