Harvard University Online Course On Data Wise

Harvard University has developed massive open online course to teach about a Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching that is available for free on edX. This is a 8-12 hours total self-paced course aimed especially at  teachers and school and district leaders, as well as policymakers, and educational entrepreneurs who are dedicated to improving outcomes for students.

This course provides an introduction to a rich portfolio of books, resources, training, and support developed by the Data Wise Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This online course describes a clear, 8-step process for using a wide range of data sources to improve instruction.

Course At A Glance

Length: Self-Paced
Effort:  8-12 hours total
Subject: Data Wise
Institution: Harvard University & edX
Languages: English
Price:  Free
Certificate Available: Yes.

Providers Details

Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

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About This Course

Educators have an ever-increasing stream of data at their fingertips, but knowing how to use this data to improve learning and teaching — how to make it less overwhelming, more useful, and part of an effective collaborative process — can be challenging. Based on the book Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, this course describes a clear, 8-step process for using a wide range of data sources to improve instruction. You will see what this disciplined way of working with colleagues can look and feel like in a school setting. You will also have the opportunity to share insights and experiences about school improvement with educators from around the world. In this course, you will:
-Understand what the Data Wise Improvement Process is and how it can help you improve teaching and learning.
-Build skills in looking at a wide range of data sources, including test scores, student work, and teaching practice.
-Identify next steps in supporting a culture of collaborative data inquiry in your setting.

Why Take This Course?

This is a free online course. This MOOC will be offered with Video Transcripts. Applicants can get a verified certificate. No prior programming experience is required. You can go through the essential materials in a day or take several weeks to allow for reflection. There will be one month of active course facilitation, which will include discussion board moderation, office hours, and other live events. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will have knowledge of :
-Understand what the Data Wise Improvement Process is and how it can help you improve teaching and learning
-Build skills in looking at a wide range of data sources, including test scores, student work, and teaching practice
-Identify next steps in supporting a culture of collaborative data inquiry in your setting.

Instructors

-Kathryn Parker Boudett
Lecturer on Education & Director of the Data Wise Project
Graduate School of Education

Harvard University

Requirements

-None

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