The Cal Poly staff, faculty, and student employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda), offering modules for professional skill development. A range of offerings from introductory to more advanced topics in data, analytics and visualization include:
Build Essential Data Skills
Data Visualization: Storytelling
Data Science Fundamentals
Cal Poly Learning Hub
The Cal Poly Learning Hub offers thousands of online modules for professional skill development. These modules are free to access for Cal Poly staff, faculty, and student employees. Here is a selection of courses related to data and visualization:
A simple introduction to preparing and visualizing information. This free e-book viewable online, or downloadable as a PDF, provides a well-rounded overview of the process and considerations for data visualization.
Online course from the University of Indiana provides an overview and introduction to information visualization. It teaches the process of producing effective visualizations taking the needs of users into account.
This Computer Science course from Harvard introduces five core areas of Data Science including; data wrangling, cleaning & sampling, data management to be able to access big data quickly and reliably; exploratory data analysis, prediction based on statistical methods, and communication of results through visualization, stories, and interpretable summaries. See the available Lecture Slides and Video, Readings, and other Resources.
The Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing has announced a new online program in data science. The program, which will launch in January, is designed to lead to a Certificate in Data Science that is anticipated to be available by spring, pending approvals by the Indiana University Board of Trustees and Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
Primer on Data Management: What You Always Wanted to Know