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Upskilling in Data Analytics – How to Get Started?

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Learning Technologies Digital Experience 2.0, 21 June to 2 July, is to help learning professionals with data analytics, one of the top priorities for L&D in 2021.

Upskilling and reskilling our workforce has been a long time coming. In addition to Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and automation’s impacts on employment, the global pandemic has exacerbated the speed of change. More than ever, we need to better prepare ourselves and our organizations to adjust work practices, take on additional tasks, and in some instances pivot to new responsibilities altogether. 

Among the broad range of knowledge and skills, the ability to understand data and apply insights gained from analytics has been in great demand. Particularly, learning professionals need to take on a leadership role in applying good data analytics practices, asking relevant questions, auditing data-informed decision making, and safeguarding any potential bias in data.

Having good data skills does not mean that we all become data scientists. However, having an evidence-based mindset and the openness to engage in a discussion is a good start.

Stella Lee from Paradox Learning will lead a webinar at LTDX 2.0 exploring some of these topics and learning how to improve our data analytics skills. In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What are data analytics and data literacy?

  • How to use data analytics for learning and performance support

  • How to get started if I don’t have any data analytics skill

  • Where can I learn more

Stella Lee’s session, 'Upskilling in Data Analytics – How to Get Started?', takes place during week one on Friday 25 June at 15:45 BST. 

The full programme and registration is available on the LTDX 2.0 website

To watch this session live, follow the link below 10 to 15 minutes before the session is due to start. You will be able to access the LTDX 2.0 virtual platform ‘Swapcard’ by using the email you used during your registration for LTDX 2.0 or 1.0. This session will show on your ‘My event’ page or at the top of the LTDX 2.0 Programme UK page.

Access the virtual platform:

LT Digital Experience
21 June to 2 July 2021

Stella Lee
Director - Paradox Learning

Dr. Stella Lee has over 20 years of progressive experience internationally in consulting digital learning initiatives with higher education, government, NGOs, and the private sectors. Today her focus is on enterprise-wide learning strategy and governance, digital ethics for learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and e-learning applications, learning management system (LMS) design, evaluation and learning analytics. Stella has served as subject matter expert in evaluating e-learning standards for the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and conducted postdoctoral research with iCore Research Lab at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. She has a doctorate in Computer Science with a focus on adaptive learning technology from University of Hertfordshire. Stella serves as Canada’s Startup Advisor and is the technology columnist for Training Industry Magazine. She runs a consulting company called Paradox Learning Inc. and is based in Calgary, Canada.