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Lesson 2

your data

In this module

Understanding your data: format and licenses

  • What is a machine-readable format and why is it important you get your data in such format
  • What is metadata and why is it important
  • Licensed content: what data can you reuse and under what terms

Understanding data visualization

  • The anatomy of a data visualization
  • The use of charts and graphs to present data
  • How charts lie: misleading graphs and how to avoid them


Watch this video to get hints and suggenstions from other teachers’ experiences on how to teach data and how to use data to improve your teaching methodology