Data Visualization Online Course

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Have you ever read a research paper or report wishing for some visual context of what you are reading? And the subsequent moment of clarity when you finally come across a graph and everything you had previously read now makes perfect sense? The importance of a graph is its ability to translate large amounts of data into something that is easy to comprehend. 

It’s hard to think of an industry nowadays that would not benefit from using data and making numbers more understandable. 

Why visualize data? It is a good way to communicate complex information, because humans are highly visual beings, evolved to spot patterns and make visual comparisons. 

Robertson College has a introductory course on data visualization. In this course, you will learn about data visualization, why it is important and how it can be used to present complex data in a meaningful and easily digestible format.

Data Visualization Course Information

In this 10 hour micro-course, you will learn key skills in data visualization. The best part about it is that you can take it at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. There are no easier ways to upskill and upgrade your professional performance.

Course Highlights 

Learners who successfully complete this course will be able to describe the importance of data visualization.

  • Describe the value of data visualization to communicate information.
  • Explain how data visualization can be used in reports, dashboard widgets or infographics.
  • Identify how to create a narrative that will have a lasting impact on your audience.
  • Describe the importance of knowing your audience and end-users that should be factored into any visualization/dashboard design.

*Learners who successfully complete this course will receive a digital badge and e-certificate. Learners may also be eligible for credit transfer to the Robertson Data Analyst diploma program. 

Data visualization free tools: 

After you finish the course, if you find yourself wanting to start playing around with numbers and graphics, check out Google Data Studio, a powerful free data visualization tool! You will need to learn how to use the graphs and the functions, but in general, Google Data Studio is a pretty intuitive tool that includes documentation on how to use it. Google Data Studio is a free tool that turns your data into informative, easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable dashboards and reports.

Google provides tutorials and guides on how to use this online data visualization tool to create dashboards. 

Get Started

If you are interested in learning more about data visualization and developing key skills that will help build your professional portfolio, you should sign up for this short 10-hour course. Applying to our Data Visualization Course is fast, simple and easy to do, click on this link to learn more and apply. 

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