The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data science, is launching a free online course designed to educate business leaders on how data can provide added value to their organisation.
Driving Value from Data launches on April 20 and will focus on bosses setting up data capabilities for the first time, or those seeking to move to the next level of data contribution.
The online course will aim to equip participants with the tools and skills to introduce proven data techniques into their day-to-day operations.
Since the introduction of the Data Lab’s Massive Online Open Course in January, more than 1,000 participants, spanning more than 80 countries, from the private, public and third sectors have taken part.
It claimed that previous online courses have boasted a significantly higher completion rate among learners than competitor courses.
Data Lab executive education advisor Craig Paterson said: “With an overall vision to showcase Scotland as an thought leader in data, these free online courses have successfully provided flexible, high quality training and education for decision makers exploring data at an introductory level, as well as those looking to explore the next level of data maturity, and leading the change in making their business more data savvy.
“With businesses taking increasingly more notice of data, we look forward to delivering our latest online course which will provide participants with the confidence and knowledge to drive value from data; understand how to use data effectively and efficiently to improve operations; and identify trends that will positively impact their business and maximise success – without breaking the budget.”
The Data Lab said its experience and wide network play a pivotal role within the online course, supplying content from leading practitioners in the data field, and placing Scotland on the map for innovation and data science.
The course has no entry requirements, learners can go at their own pace and it incorporates four key learning topics over four weeks, with three hours required each week.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be armed with the practical tools and knowledge to identify and classify data and opportunities within their day-to-day operations; as well as having the ability to drive the next level of data maturity in line with the ambitions of their organisation.