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ERIC Number: ED571590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Teaching Data Science to Post Graduate Students: A Preliminary Study Using a "F-L-I-P" Class Room Approach
Eybers, Sunet; Hattingh, Mariè
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
Data is everywhere. As a result the need for data scientists with the correct skill set to analyze and interpret the data has escalated. Not surprisingly, data scientists are currently one of the most wanted professions. Tertiary institutions are faced with the challenge of producing students with the correct blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. In an attempt to provide current post-graduate students with these skills, a flipped class room approach was adopted to teach students data warehousing as part of the data science curriculum. This paper used the four pillars of F-L-I-P (FLN 2014) to analyze data obtained from lecturer implementation experience and student course evaluation forms. It was shown that great strides have been made in this course in the adoption of the flipped class room although there is room for improvement in order to achieve flipped learning. The outcome of the study directly contributes to the improvement of subsequent implementations of the module. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa