School of Data - Data Fundamentals

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The key skills to understand, manage and work with data. This webpage contains links to modules on Data Fundementals, Data Cleaning, Exporing Data, Extracting Data, Mapping, Collecting Data, and Presenting Data. Each topic area contains a number of modules within it.  Modules may contain links to video presentations, tasks of various lengths, quizzes and evaluation opportunities.

School of Data is a global network committed to advancing data literacy in civil society. Information that directly impact people’s lives is increasingly accessible but civil society is falling behind in making effective use of it. Through our global network of data literacy practitioners and trainers, School of Data seeks to address this data skills gaps in order to amplify the messages of civil society through the use of data. We level the playing field by ensuring that civil society organisations and newsrooms have the knowledge, resources and tools they need to participate fully in the information age.

School of Data is a network of data literacy practitioners composed of organisations and individuals. Together, we implement an array of data literacy programmes in our respective countries and regions. Members of School of Data network work to support civil society organizations (CSOs), journalists, and citizens to engage with and use data in their efforts to create better, more equitable and more sustainable societies. Over the past several years, School of Data has succeeded in developing and sustaining a thriving network of data literacy practitioners across Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.  Find out more information about School of Data at: .

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
School of Data
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access
Data cleaning
Data collection
Data management
Data publication
Data transformation
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
School of Data
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Collection - a group or set of items that comprise a single learning resource, e.g., a PDF version of a slide presentation, an audio file of the presentation and a textual representation of the oral transcription of the presentation.
Contact Organization(s): 
School of Data
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)