Big Data & the Internet of Things (IoT)

In today’s Gig Economy business opportunities and careers are changing rapidly. Learn about why this is happening and how to get involved by understanding that Data Literacy is one of the powerful tools used in today’s world economy.

This is Part 1 of a two-part course. Complete “Coding & Data Analysis with Python” next.

In Data Literacy in a Global Society, students will explore the areas of computational thinking, data literacy, automation, and flowcharts. These are important concepts to learn about prior to learning programming. Students will also learn how skills in these areas connect to different problems and solutions in our global society.

Students will learn the ways in which data is transforming our economy, including how it is affecting our:

  • Media viewing and listening habits and choices
  • World stock markets and currency exchange
  • The Internet of Things
  • World politics
  • Problem-solving in areas of health, transportation, science, and urban planning
  • Storytelling using Information Analysis

In addition, students will learn about new career options and opportunities opened up by technology, globalization, and data analysis.

SKU: SPCAI3c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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In today’s Gig Economy business opportunities and careers are changing rapidly. Learn about why this is happening and how to get involved by understanding that Data Literacy is one of the powerful tools used in today’s world economy.

This is Part 1 of a two-part course. Complete “Coding & Data Analysis with Python” next.

In Data Literacy in a Global Society, students will explore the areas of computational thinking, data literacy, automation, and flowcharts. These are important concepts to learn about prior to learning programming. Students will also learn how skills in these areas connect to different problems and solutions in our global society.

Students will learn the ways in which data is transforming our economy, including how it is affecting our:

  • Media viewing and listening habits and choices
  • World stock markets and currency exchange
  • The Internet of Things
  • World politics
  • Problem-solving in areas of health, transportation, science, and urban planning
  • Storytelling using Information Analysis

In addition, students will learn about new career options and opportunities opened up by technology, globalization, and data analysis.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance of information, media, data, or other resources.
  • Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories, and pursuing answers and solutions.
  • Formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models, and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
  • Collect data or identify relevant data sets, use digital tools to analyze them, and represent data in various ways to facilitate problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Break problems into component parts, extract key information and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
  • Understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.
  • Use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.

Course content

Unit 1 – Computational Thinking
Lesson 1: Introduction to Computational Thinking
Lesson 2: Introduction to Data Literacy
Lesson 3: Data Automation in Your Life

Unit 2 – Flowcharts
Lesson 4: Introduction to Flowcharts
Lesson 5: Flowcharts Quiz

Unit 3 – Computational Thinking in a Global Society
Lesson 6: Data Algorithms in Our Lives
Lesson 7: Television, Data Literacy, and Algorithms
Lesson 8-9: Data Literacy and Politics
Lesson 10: Data Analysts and Storytelling

Unit 4 – My Job Did Not Exist 5 Years Ago!
Lesson 11: The Internet of Things // IoT
Lesson 12-13: New Technologies, New Careers
Lesson 14-15: Final Project

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Computer Science + AI
  • Career Track: Artificial Intelligence
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 13-18
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Big Data & the Internet of Things (IoT)

    In today’s Gig Economy business opportunities and careers are changing rapidly. Learn about why this is happening and how to get involved by understanding that Data Literacy is one of the powerful tools used in today’s world economy.

    This is Part 1 of a two-part course. Complete “Coding & Data Analysis with Python” next.

    In Data Literacy in a Global Society, students will explore the areas of computational thinking, data literacy, automation, and flowcharts. These are important concepts to learn about prior to learning programming. Students will also learn how skills in these areas connect to different problems and solutions in our global society.

    Students will learn the ways in which data is transforming our economy, including how it is affecting our:

    • Media viewing and listening habits and choices
    • World stock markets and currency exchange
    • The Internet of Things
    • World politics
    • Problem-solving in areas of health, transportation, science, and urban planning
    • Storytelling using Information Analysis

    In addition, students will learn about new career options and opportunities opened up by technology, globalization, and data analysis.

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