Stephen Downes

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I've been working on data literacy reecently. I'll have much more to say, but I wanted to pass this along without delay. This is part of a larger training package on data literacies. It is a set of 19 competencies that Statistics Canada feels comprises the definition of data literacy. Its overall definition is, "Data literacy is the ability to derive meaningful information from data. It focuses on the competencies involved in working with data including the knowledge and skills to read, analyze, interpret, visualize and communicate data as well as understand the use of data in decision-making. Data literacy also means having the knowledge and skills to be a good data steward including the ability to assess the quality of data, protect and secure data, and their responsible and ethical use." The competencies can also be understood from the perspective of a data journey (pictured).

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Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
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