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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage [D]ata literacy is built upon data democratization and the user experience. If a platform is difficult, it won’t be used. If a platform doesn’t serve all teams equally well, it will not be adopted across the organization. If a platform isn’t architected to bridge the gap between regular people and the data scientists creating the algorithms, then the era of data-driven anything will fail to materialize.
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Description of origin, manner, or change of usage While frequently confused with assessment literacy, data literacy is its own entity, which takes data into consideration beyond student outcomes (achievement). With the increased use of these two terms in education, along with the increased focus on using evidence (data) to inform educational practice (from classroom decisions to policy decisions), clarity on both of these topics is increasingly important.
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Definition You might call this “data literacy”: competence in finding, manipulating, managing, and interpreting data, including not just numbers but also text and images. Data literacy skills must spread far beyond their usual home, the IT function, and become an integral aspect of every business function and activity.
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Source of definition online Harris, Jeanne, "Data Is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It," Harvard Business Review, September, 13, 2012, accessed January 21, 2016, https://hbr.org/2012/09/data-is-useless-without-the-skills
Significant terms and phrases competence, data, number, text, image, literacy, find, manipulate, manage, interpret, skill, information technology, integral, aspect, business, function, activity
Definition Experts agree that a variety of skills are necessary to be able to demonstrate data literacy. Some of these skills include:
  • Developing a habit of mind and practice regarding data use
  • Using inquiry processes
  • Asking significant questions
  • Collecting and organizing data
  • Knowing and understanding data properties
  • Putting data in context (using pedagogical content knowledge)
  • Transforming data into information (synthesizing, probing, prioritizing)
  • Transforming data into application.
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Source of definition online Dyer, Kathy, "Data Literacy: What It Is and How It Differs from Assessment Literacy," Teach, Learn, Grow: The Education Blog, September 18, 2014, accessed January 21, 2016, https://www.nwea.org/blog/2014/data-literacy-differs-assessment-literacy/
Significant terms and phrases data, property, context, information, application, expert, variety, skill, necessary, demonstrate, literacy, habit, mind, practice, use, inquiry, process, question, collect, organize, know, understand, property, context, pedagogical, content, transform, information, synthesize, probe, prioritize, application
Definition The desire and ability to engage constructively in society through and with data.
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Source of definition online "Key Terms: Data Literacy," Data-Pop Alliance, accessed May 13, 2016, http://datapopalliance.org/resources/key-terms/#data-literacy
Significant terms and phrases society, data, engage, constructive, desire, ability
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Has definitionYou might call this “data literacy”: compeYou might call this “data literacy”: competence in finding, manipulating, managing, and interpreting data, including not just numbers but also text and images. Data literacy skills must spread far beyond their usual home, the IT function, and become an integral aspect of every business function and activity.t of every business function and activity., Experts agree that a variety of skills areExperts agree that a variety of skills are necessary to be able to demonstrate data literacy. Some of these skills include:
  • Developing a habit of mind and practice regarding data use
  • Using inquiry processes
  • Asking significant questions
  • Collecting and organizing data
  • Knowing and understanding data properties
  • Putting data in context (using pedagogical content knowledge)
  • Transforming data into information (synthesizing, probing, prioritizing)
  • Transforming data into application.ing)
  • Transforming data into application. and The desire and ability to engage constructively in society through and with data.
Has description of origin, manner, or change of usage[D]ata literacy is built upon data democra[D]ata literacy is built upon data democratization and the user experience. If a platform is difficult, it won’t be used. If a platform doesn’t serve all teams equally well, it will not be adopted across the organization. If a platform isn’t architected to bridge the gap between regular people and the data scientists creating the algorithms, then the era of data-driven anything will fail to materialize.-driven anything will fail to materialize. and While frequently confused with assessment While frequently confused with assessment literacy, data literacy is its own entity, which takes data into consideration beyond student outcomes (achievement). With the increased use of these two terms in education, along with the increased focus on using evidence (data) to inform educational practice (from classroom decisions to policy decisions), clarity on both of these topics is increasingly important.of these topics is increasingly important.
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Has source of information onlineMaycotte, H.O., "Data Literacy: What It Is and Why None of Us Have It," Forbes, October 28, 2014, accessed January 21, 2016, http://www.forbes.com/sites/homaycotte/2014/10/28/data-literacy-what-it-is-and-why-none-of-us-have-it/#2715e4857a0bd171edd51d33 +, Dyer, Kathy, "Data Literacy: What It Is and How It Differs from Assessment Literacy," Teach, Learn, Grow: The Education Blog, September 18, 2014, accessed January 21, 2016, https://www.nwea.org/blog/2014/data-literacy-differs-assessment-literacy/ +, Harris, Jeanne, "Data Is Useless Without the Skills to Analyze It," Harvard Business Review, September, 13, 2012, accessed January 21, 2016, https://hbr.org/2012/09/data-is-useless-without-the-skills + and "Key Terms: Data Literacy," Data-Pop Alliance, accessed May 13, 2016, http://datapopalliance.org/resources/key-terms/#data-literacy +
Is term or phrasedata literacy +