hen you hear “data visualization” do you think paint-by-numbers?
Or, do you worry that it will require years of your life to develop
expertise in a complicated, specialized software program? Well,
stop worrying and start seeing numbers! This faculty workshop is
for those who would like to incorporate sophisticated data visualization
projects into their classroom assignments using low-tech solutions.
Students can learn advanced concepts through assignments that utilize
familiar tools, such as Excel or free web sites, to produce graphs,
charts and maps. We’ll talk about different ways to visualize
data, the high tech and low tech options available, and when each
is appropriate. You will also become familiar with the resources
available at Carleton for finding, using and displaying data and
talk about how to keep up to date with changes in technology and
Participants will walk away with an assignment that incorporates
data visualization. Come with an idea of a class or assignment
that you would like to work on in this workshop.
- Group meetings: Thursday and Friday mornings
and Monday afternoon will consist of discussions and demonstrations.
We will meet in the library from 8:30 – 12:30 with lunch
served immediately thereafter. Monday we will meet at 12:00 for
lunch and presentations of assignments.
- Independent work: The workshop
leaders will set aside time outside the group meetings on Thursday
and Friday afternoons and Monday morning to work one-on-one with
you on your assignment.
- Stipend: Faculty participants will earn a
$300 stipend drawn from a Mellon grant supporting information
- Sustenance: Breakfast treats, good coffee,
and lunch are provided all three days as needed.
Doug Foxgrover, Academic Computer Coordinator
Paula Lackie, Academic
Kristin Partlo, Liaison Librarian