Co-founders Ben and Becky Jones, started Data Literacy in 2018 with a mission to help people learn the language of data. The vast majority of people in the world today do not receive a formal education that adequately prepares them for the level of data fluency required of them in their careers and by their communities.
As a result, many are being left behind by the transition to data-driven dialogues and decisions all around them, and they’re seeking ways to break down the language barrier that’s preventing them from participating. Others are looking for ways to build upon their current level of proficiency to contribute in an even more meaningful way.
To help our customers become more data literate, we design, implement and continuously improve cost-effective training and certification programs that we deliver online, on-site and on-demand. We aim to demystify data, and to make the learning experience fun and enjoyable. A main tenet of our offerings is that data simply provides a lens into our world and our humanity.
Our programs go beyond instruction in any one tool, and our passionate instructors seek to impart the knowledge, skills, attitudes & behaviors of highly data literate individuals. We also work hand-in-hand with organizations who seek to improve team-based data literacy, customizing programs to meet their unique needs.
It’s important to us to give back to the community. We are committed to always providing free and helpful educational materials and resources to a diverse audience. We feel that a robust education in data literacy is a basic human right, and we aim to increase the degree to which people of all backgrounds receive one.
Lastly, we know that data can be used for harm or for good. Here at Data Literacy we believe strongly in sustainability, the environment, equity for all and kindness extended to all sentient beings – both human and animal forms. We look to partner with organizations that are using their data and resources for good and those who are also on a mission to better the planet and the lives of others.
We are a small but mighty, global-reaching team that is passionate about our mission and making a meaningful impact on our world.