Finding ways to learn new ways to play and work with data is always a challenge. Workshops, courses, and sprints are always a really great way to learn from people, and at the School of Data Fellow are doing that all over the world. In India there are lots of languages, different levels of literacy and technology adaption so we want experiment with different ways of sharing data skills. It can be difficult put on a workshop or do a course, so we thought let’s start creating videos that can be accessed by people . It was important that the videos be easy to replicate and bite size, and that the format was flexible enough to accommodate different ways of teaching. So we and others can experiment with different types of videos.
So instead of a single 10 minute video on how to use Excel we are asking people to create playlists of videos that are between 2 to 5 minutes long that are one concept or process presented i neach video.
Our first video is about formatting in Excel:
Don’t like excel? Do one for Open Spreadsheets or Fusion Tables. English is not useful for your audience? Translate each video or put in subtitles, or do your own version. Have a new way to do this same skill? Create a 2 minute video and we can add it to the playlist. Sharing your favorite tools and tricks for working with data is the main goal of this project.
If you want to do one there a few rules:
- Introduce yourself
- Break up the lesson by technique and make each video no more than 2 to 5 minutes.
- Make sure they are a playlist.
- Upload them to youtube and tag them DataMeet and School of Data
- Let us know!
If you have any feedback or a video request please feel free to leave it in the comments. We will hopefully release 2 playlists every month.