The Winton Infographic Competition, open to UK schools, has now closed. However, we decided to allow late entries to give teachers time to submit their class/team entries. All entries have to be emailed to us and that can take time to organise.
If you have taken part and have yet to submit your entries please do so via email (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Judging takes place in the next couple of weeks. You can find all the details for entry at CensusAtSchool.org.uk.
The competition provides an ideal opportunity to work with real data in a creative way, requiring the use of ICT tools like Word and Excel to produce interesting data visualisations.
In September 2015 Professor Chris Wild from the Department of Statistics at the
University of Auckland, New Zealand, gave a PedRIO (Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory at the University of Plymouth) talk at Plymouth University entitled Getting Further with Data Analysis Faster and Easier.
Chris talked about his recent work with Future Learn developing a MOOC for the University of Auckland. The Future Learn platform and the introductory statistics course entitled ‘Data to Insight’ has been mentioned here before.
In addition, and the main focus of the presentation, Chris talks about the use of software to teach statistics faster and easier, using examples from iNZight, the data analysis software, to demonstrate this.
The talk was very well attended and included academic staff from across the University. We would like to thank Chris for his presentation and all those who attended and made the event what it was, as well as PedRio for hosting the talk.
Chris was keen to collaborate with others on new and existing projects so please visit his site and email him should you have any further comments or questions.
The video covers the first 40 minuets of the presentation. Video clips from the MOOC, that are now freely available online (check the previous blog post), have been removed to shorten the video. A further half hour has also been removed, this included an extended live demo of the iNZight software that was not clear enough to view in the video.
This video is a .MOV and may take a while to download.
Tomorrow night on BBC TWO (UK) Statistician Professor Hans Rosling is back with more amazing visualisations, showing the world how we can end poverty. This is part of the BBC’s This World series, find out more using the link below.
Professor Rosling is an excellent communicator and educator who likes to let data do the talking with some exceptional data visualisations. Watch the programme live on the 23rd September (8:00pm, BBC TWO) or catch it on the iPlayer (UK) afterward.
Many of you will be familiar with the GapMinder project and the previous programme shown on the BBC to feature Professor Rosling entitled The Joy of Stats, this appears to now be available, in full, on YouTube.