Workshop Session C.2 – Engineering Education Assessment (CEAB GA): Speaking with Data
Jake Kaupp | In order to avoid being “data-rich and insight poor,” we must develop methods and tools to understand the data that we possess and move towards insight and understanding. We have to be able to effectively visualize or “see” what the data is telling us. We also need to be able to communicate with data, to present its story to others, and to engage them in being part of the process rather than just a consumer. This is critical for many engineering educators who routinely seek to engage students to be a more active partner in assessment and encourage reflective practice. In this workshop, participants will engage in broad thinking about creating visualizations of academic data, identify information/design elements of effective visualizations, improve upon common approaches to visualize academic data, develop a guided workflow to create, present and distribute visualizations in reports and identify different tools and methods to visualize academic data.