date_range Starts on October 22, 2018
event_note End date November 5, 2018
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assignment Level : Introductive
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Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decisions. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.

Data visualisation is an important visual method for effective communication and analysing large datasets. Through data visualisations we are able to draw conclusions from data that are sometimes not immediately obvious and interact with the data in an entirely different way.

This course will provide you with an informative introduction to the methods, tools and processes involved in visualising big data. We will also take the time to examine briefly the use of visualisation throughout history dating back as far as 17000 BC.

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Syllabus

This free online course will provide you with an informative introduction to the methods, tools and processes involved in visualising big data. It has six elements:

  1. Introduction to visualisation
  2. Information visualisation
  3. Scientific visualisation
  4. Visualisation tools
  5. Design approaches for visualisation
  6. Visualisation for communication
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Instructors

  • Tomasz Bednarz
  • Pamela Burrage
  • Phil Gough
  • Miles McBain
  • Steve Psaltis
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Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology, abbreviated as QUT, is a public research university located in the urban coastal city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. QUT is located on three campuses in the Brisbane area: Gardens Point, Kelvin Grove, and Caboolture. The university has approximately 35,000 undergraduate students and 5,000 post graduate students, of which 6,000 are international students. It has over 4 000 staff members, and an annual budget of more than AU$750 million.

QUT ranks within the top 10 Australian universities and the upper 3 per cent world-wide. QUT has been ranked as Australia's best university under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Top 100, and ranks 26th globally in that category. The university in its current form was founded 1989, when the then Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) merged with the Brisbane College of Advanced Education.

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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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