Data Literacy Level 1

Learning to See Data

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Price: $299

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Data Literacy Level 1

Learning to See Data

Enroll Now!
INQUIRE FOR TEAM PRICING

Price: $299

Preview the Course! The First Lesson is now Available for FREE

What’s Included?

  • A digital copy of Learning to See Data by best-selling data author Ben Jones
  • The pdf checklist “16 Chart Reading Tips”
  • 8 course lessons divided into 32 topical modules
  • 32 instructional videos between 4 & 16 minutes in length
  • A total of 4 hours and 50 minutes of videos
  • 1 course project workbook with sample project
  • 8 quizzes with a total of 82 questions
  • 8 lesson worksheets
Data Literacy Level 1

Who Is It For?

Data Literacy Level 1 is for anyone who finds themselves needing to read and interpret graphical displays of data – charts, maps, and dashboards – on a regular basis. Many of us encounter such data visualizations at work and at home, and few of us were trained to make sense of them. This course will turn you into a fluent chart reader by teaching you the visual language of data.

This course is also useful for anyone who designs and creates charts on a regular basis.

What’s Covered in the Training?

  • How data is converted to graphical marks with visual encodings

  • Principles to help you evaluate the effectiveness of charts

  • The 25 most common chart types that everyone should know

  • 16 helpful Chart Reading Tips to use when breaking down a chart

  • Critical scenarios like change over time and part-to-whole

  • What pitfalls to avoid when interpreting visual displays of data

About the Instructor

Ben Jones is the Co-Founder, CEO and head instructor at Data Literacy, LLC.

Ben also teaches data visualization theory at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He has trained and presented to thousands of people worldwide in his previous roles as head of Tableau Public and Academic Programs at Tableau Software and Lean Sigma Master Black Belt at Medtronic, Inc.

Ben is the author of Learning to See Data, Data Literacy Fundamentals (Data Literacy Press, 2020), Avoiding Data Pitfalls (Wiley, 2019) and Communicating Data With Tableau (O’Reilly, 2014).

Ben is an exceptional teacher. Definitely in my top 5%. He invites learners to engage fully, answering questions with respect and providing ideas for further study. Ben showed us dozens of useful tips to present our data professionally and with integrity. He creates efficient lesson plans, designs useful homework exercises, and provides feedback and support that helps us all excel as busy, adult learners. I finished the class feeling that it was the highest value class I’d ever taken.
Porsche Everson, President, Relevant Strategies
“Ben Jones is a fantastic teacher whose passion for data that leaves an impression. It’s hard not to get excited about data visualization in his class, between all the jaw-dropping examples and interesting history. I learned a lot and would highly recommend working with Ben if you’re looking to enter the data viz world!”
“Ben’s classroom presence and the ease with which he leads is inspiring. He has an infectious passion for Data that transcends into every single student bringing out the very best in them. He made me fall in love with data visualization. One of the things he said in the class that stuck with me is “with the power of data comes responsibility”.”
Swati Swaminathan, Global Program Manager, Amazon Incentives
“In our class Ben expertly guided us through working with data and exploring how it touches our careers and lives. In each session I knew we’d learn useful tips and approaches to finding the stories in data. Every day I use the skills and insight Ben taught us.”
Sean Downing, Data Scientist
“Ben’s incredible depth of knowledge and passion for this field really shine through, and combined with his ability to explain the material in such a clear and straightforward manner really made the class valuable and fun.”
I feel very fortunate to have begun my data visualization training with Ben.  His ability to weave theory and practice together seamlessly left me with an understanding not just of how to assemble good visualizations, but why different data stories lend themselves to different visualization techniques.”