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Free Online Course: Big Data and Data Visualization

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Free Online Course: Big Data and Data Visualization

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Future Learn offers an online free course in "Big Data" and "Data Visualization". This course will provide learners with an informative introduction to the methods, tools, and processes involved in visualizing big data. The course will also take the time to examine briefly the use of visualization throughout history dating back as far as 17000 BC.

This course have been designed for people from different fields who want to learn how to produce visualizations that help us better understand real-world big data problems. 

Course Topics:

  1. Introduction to visualization.
  2. Information visualization.
  3. Scientific visualization.
  4. Visualization tools.
  5. Design approaches for visualization.
  6. Visualization for communication.

Tools Needed:

Learners will need to have these tools while taking the course:

  1. Tableau: You can use the free trial for a period of two weeks. Please do not start the trial until you are ready to do the Tableau exercises.
  2. MATLAB Online: MathWorks will provide you with a license to use MATLAB online for the duration of the course.
  3. D3.js: The D3 JavaScript library is available under BSD license.

Note: You can still learn effectively even if you don’t have access to all of these tools as you will be able to see what they can do for you.

About the instructors:

This course will be given by Tomasz Bednarz, a professor at (QUT & UNSW) and Team Leader at (CSIRO/Data61). It will be also taught by Steven Psaltis who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers at QUT.

About Future Learn:

They offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time and are accessible on mobile, tablet, and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life. Also, they believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so their courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.

Please note: you can upgrade for $74 to receive a Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.


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