ICL2017: Teaching and Learning in a Digital World

The 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL 2017) took place last week in Budapest, Hungary. This interdisciplinary conference focuses on the exchange of relevant trends and research results, as well as the presentation of practical experiences in the fields of Interactive Collaborative Learning and Engineering Pedagogy.

Alexander Mikroyannidis (The Open University, UK) was there to present the latest research outputs of the EDSA project. Alexander’s paper presents the project’s initiative for bridging the data science skills gap across Europe and training a new generation of world-leading data scientists (presentation slides on Slideshare). The EDSA project has established a rigorous process and a set of best practices for the production and delivery of curricula for data science. Additionally, the project’s efforts are dedicated to linking the demand for data science skills with the supply of learning resources that offer these skills. In order to achieve this, EDSA is offering interactive tools for finding learning resources and building personalised learning pathways towards acquiring the skills that are currently in demand.