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SIE #5: Data StorySLAM
Monday, 26/Mar/2018:
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session Chair: Michael Twidale, University of Illinois
Location: Lecture Theatre 6 (Diamond)
The Diamond

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Data StorySLAM

Michael B. Twidale, Kate McDowell

Storytelling has been an integral part of the Library and Information Science curriculum for a century. Increasingly we are seeing an awareness of the importance of storytelling in various sectors of society. Storytelling can be used to share a strategic vision for a corporation, a non-profit, a city, or a country. With the growth of data informed decision-making, data storytelling is a powerful and effective skill helping people to understand what the results of data analytics mean, and what we can do with that analysis.

In this SIE we will explore the potential of data storytelling by inviting the sharing of stories about data. We will also explore approaches to and challenges of teaching data storytelling, including teaching students who may not be at all familiar with this approach. We will of course be doing that exploring by telling stories about teaching data storytelling.

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