Digital Skills Education

Data Skills for Work

Data Skills for Work

Digital Skills Education offers a range of introductory courses covering data literacy, data visualisation and AI and machine learning. These are short 2 hour courses delivered in person or remotely and require no prior knowledge. A date can be arrange to suit your workplace.

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Personal Data Protection

Nowadays our computers, phones, and tablets are filled with personal data – but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself. You’ll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about using a computer safely, but most importantly the steps you can take to protect the data you hold. No technical knowledge is required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Practical Exercise: Has your personal data been stolen?
  • Storing your personal data securely (on laptops, mobiles, storage devices)
  • Sharing your personal data securely (secure connection, secure messaging apps)
  • Protecting your personal data

 

Protecting Data In The Workplace

We’re expected to keep data safe and secure while at work – but how can we keep that sensitive information out of the wrong hands? In this workshop, you’ll learn about the most common cyber security attacks, but more importantly how to take steps to protect yourself. You’ll see live demonstrations of attacks and learn how to spot them. These tips will help you feel more confident about doing your job safely, but most importantly the steps you can take to protect the data you hold. No technical knowledge is required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Practical Exercise: Social Engineering
  • Awareness of common data related cyber attacks and how to spot them
  • Storing data securely (on laptops, mobiles, storage devices)
  • Sharing data securely (secure connection, secure messaging apps)

 

How To Be Irreplaceable In An Automated Workplace

Will robots take over the world? Can they think like us? Can they act like us? Let’s get to grips with understanding the practicalities of an automation revolution.This workshop will consider what makes a job safe or at risk, both now and in the future. The course will be interactive and hands-on with the opportunity to build and code a robot of your own! No previous computer coding experience is required and all equipment will be provided.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is Automation, and should workers be worried?
  • The strengths of computers and machines
  • Practical Activity – Building the world’s most automatable task
  • How to be irreplaceable
  • Practical – Code a smart robot to complete a task

Data Detox: Take control of your personal data online

Feel like you’re sharing too much data? Have you let yourself install too many apps, clicked “I agree” too many times, or generally feel like you’ve made too many accounts?

We’ll show you how to take back control of your digital privacy – but without having to go give up your smartphone. Learn about how companies use data to track you, and we’ll show you steps to reduce the amount of data stored about you. No technical knowledge required.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how companies gather and process your personal data
  • Learn tips about reducing the amount of data stored about you
  • Practical: How to “data detox” your online accounts
  • Practical: Adjusting your settings so you share only what you’re comfortable with

 

Introduction to Communicating with Data

Data is often easier to digest and understand when presented in a visually appealing way. We’ll show you a simple tool you can use to create animated data visualisations. Telling a story with your data might sound difficult, but it doesn’t need to be complex. No data science or coding experience is required.

Learning outcomes

  • An introduction to data visualisation tools
  • Explore data visualisation tools used by data journalists to tell stories with numbers
  • Practical: Use Google News Lab’s data tools to create an animated data visualisation

Machine Learning for Beginners

You can use data to train a computer to complete a task. It might be recognising images, sounds, or helping to spot trends or anomalies. Computers can do these much quicker than humans, but we need to teach them. “Teachable Machine” is a fast, easy way to create machine learning models for your sites, apps, and more – no expertise or coding required.

Learning outcomes:

  • What is machine learning, what can it do, and what can’t it do
  • Practical: Hands on machine learning examples
  • Practical: Create your first machine learning model using Google’s Teachable Machine

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Contact us to book a space for you or your team.