BIG NEWS! SkildLabs (the company that I ran) has officially partnered with Alison to release a series of courses on the topics of data analytics and data visualization! The courses will be free and include tools such as Google Data Studio, Google Analytics and etc. I am super excited, as I have a personal backstory about Alison ?
As some of you might know, I graduated high school from Nord Anglia Education in China. At the time, I was exploring universities in the United States as my next step, which normally require SATs. However, I was studying International Baccalaureate (IB), which as a program does not cover the SAT material or preparation.
I started asking around how I can prepare for the SATs online and get resources. Luckily, a teacher of mine, who was British told me “Have you heard of Alison? They have free online courses on any topic”, so I created an account and there it was “SAT Math Exam”, the first course I ever took online.
This was 2011 and I still have my certificate today. When the Alison folks reached out to me, I immediately remembered the name and recalled the little memory.
With that we are launching our first course on their platform called “Introduction to Data Visualization” in our pursuit to providing free access to high-quality education!
Plus, the course uses Google Data Studio, as the main tool to teach data visualization! Feel free to share this with friends and colleagues, who are just starting out their journey in data visualization. More courses to come soon, so stay tuned! 🙂
Introduction to Data Visualization – FREE Course – Google Data Studio
Introduction to Data Visualization
In this course, you will learn how to visualize raw data and operate the Google Data Studio product, which can help you drive business results for your clients, partners or employers. The course aims to strike a balance between the foundations of data visualization and a few hands-on practical examples that provide insight into the capabilities of Google Data Studio. The course starts with an introductory view of key concepts such as aggregation, data schemas, tables, calculated fields and then dives into more complex concepts such as data blending, advanced date selection and regular expressions. If you are a marketer, business owner, agency professional, data analyst or anyone who wants to explore the world of data visualization, then feel free to join us on the journey! By the end of the course, you will have gained the knowledge and tools you need to design compelling reports to share with different stakeholders.