• students working with data
    Science is data intensive.

    Shouldn't science education be, too? The Institute's Ocean Tracks project is bringing students to the virtual seas.

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  • In science class, visuals matter.

    The Institute is working to understand how students interpret data—and how this impacts their understanding.

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  • Understanding Tomorrow’s Skills.

    What kind of skills are needed in a big data economy? The Institute is convening a panel of experts to find out.

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  • How do students perceive data?
    How do students perceive data?

    The Institute is using what's known about visual perception to create better interfaces.

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Our Areas of Focus

Oceans of Data Institute

“The growth of big data has given rise to a whole new class of questions that need to be asked and answered. We need new tools to help students learn techniques for seeing patterns in data, and for analyzing and interpreting data in ways similar to those practiced by scientists and mathematicians.”

Wayne Harvey, Vice President, EDC