GENERATION DATA 3RD PARTNERS’ MEETING IN VILNIUS

Dec 19, 2019
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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University welcomed all the Generation Data project partners to Vilnius, Lithuania, for the third project meeting on October 17th and 18th.

The meeting offered the partners the opportunity to share progress made since the previous gathering, particularly the completion of the Generation Data Toolkit (IO1). The final version is now online in both English and Danish, while the Polish translation is near completion.

The partners discussed the development of the Teaching Data Skills Curriculum (IO2), an Open Education Resource that will enable lecturers and teachers to access a new teaching model which they can use to enhance students data skills.

The third output, the Generation Data Online Course (IO3), will be a multilingual, interactive learning programme that can provide both students and entrepreneurs with data skills tools and information accessible through a multi-device platform.

Partners agreed upon a pilot test methodology for both outputs and pilot testing of materials is planned for January 2020.  Stakeholders can take part in pilot testing by emailing orla@feltech.ie

Plans for the learning, teaching, and training week which is scheduled to take place at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Ireland between March 30th and April 3rd were discussed. The final format for the learning week activities and the recruitment methodology will be finalised in the coming weeks.

On day 2 of the transnational meeting in Vilnius, partners focused on core project management issues which contribute to successful project delivery by reviewing internal evaluation, the quality management strategy which will contribute to the widespread impact, dissemination and sustainability of Generation Data.

 

Generation Data Champions Travel Blog

Dec 17, 2019
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The GENERATION DATA Toolkit

Nov 10, 2019
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The GENERATION DATA Toolkit is the first output published by the project consortium. Its objective is to raise awareness about the increasing importance of smart data skills for current and future higher education students and provide knowledge about how to improve the teaching of smart data management.

The Toolkit is primarily addressed to HE teachers and lecturers who teach management-related subjects but can be used also for technical disciplines having a management-related component. At the same time, it represent a useful tool for policy-makers and other stakeholders involved or interested in entrepreneurship education.

The document includes:

  • The results of the data skills survey carried out by the partners in the initial project phase to find out which are the current needed skills and deficits of teachers and students when it comes to data skills
  • A review of the political and regulatory context governing data skills education at both EU and national/regional level
  • An introduction to strategies for teaching data skills to students and to early stage entrepreneurs, including best practices and testimonies

The Toolkit wants to be an easy-to-use and informative document, useful to support teachers and lecturers who have little time to dedicate to professional training but are nevertheless interested in deepening their understanding of the smart data skills world and to learn how to improve their teaching of smart data use and management.

Built upon the EntreComp, DigComp and DigCompOrg frameworks, the Toolkit has been conceived keeping in mind its transferability potential: although the focus is mainly on data skills teaching in higher education, the material can be useful also for teachers and trainers working in other education sectors and in digital education in general.

The GENERATION DATA Toolkit has been developed as an innovative open resource and as such is downloadable for free from the project website.

Using Data For Profit

Oct 17, 2019
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Generation Data launches

Feb 1, 2019
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University Szczecin welcomed all the Generation Data projects partners to Szczecin, Poland for the initial two-day meeting of the project. It was a highly productive meeting around a topic of very significant importance, not just in Poland but across Europe. Doctor Joanna Markiewicz from University Szczecin was the Chair for the meeting ensuring everyone stayed awake and the meeting progressed as per the Agenda.

Doctor Markiewicz went on to explain that If the economy is to flourish, our future entrepreneurs must develop data skills or risk being uncompetitive. But there is an obstacle: today’s entrepreneurship teachers and lecturers also face a data skills deficit. The majority entered the workforce before big data existed and there is currently no reliable source of training to help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need to teach smart data to today’s generation of students and future entrepreneurs.

She highlighted that to remedy this situation, Generation Data aims to improve the ability of HEI education providers to understand and teach smart data skills, thus providing Students, early stage entrepreneurs and businesses with more relevant, effective training.

The project will respond to these needs by pursuing the following objectives:

  • carry out a survey of current smart data skills in education as part of our toolkit
  • create a smart data skills teaching model, comprising OERs including a curriculum, teachers guide, lesson plans & suggested content and learning exercises
  • train the1st generation of Generation Data Teachers and Lecturers (learning activity) and widely disseminate the OERs to encourage rapid integration of the teaching course into current entrepreneurship and business support provision
  • develop an online Generation Data course to maximise access to the new training and reinforce classroom delivery

 

 

 

Data skills are the most in demand skills by Polish employers!

Jan 12, 2019
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Data skills are the most in demand skills by Polish employers!

Polish employers are unhappy with the lack of skills exhibited by some Polish employees. What does it take to become successful in Polish companies nowadays? A report by Gumtree and Warsaw University reveals what managers and business owners in Poland look for in their workers.

The 2017 report Aktywni+ (Eng. Active+) indicated a few key competences that are especially sought after in Polish enterprises at the moment and in the near future. They are not necessarily Polish people’s fortes, so if you feel that you possess these skills, give your Polish career a shot.

  1. Data management skills: analysis, credibility assessment, researching and logical thinking

While Polish companies provide their employees with the smartest new tools that enable accessing information in no time, all this data still needs to be processed and analysed. Younger Polish generations are more likely to have such skills, but a lot of current employees do not know how to deal with big chunks of data properly. This is where foreign employees, who have mastered this, are more than useful.

  1. Technology literacy

In the age of robotics, automation and Artificial Intelligence, cooperation with these new elements of business is necessary. Not all Polish companies have included such advanced techniques in their activities, so if you have experience with that, you are ahead of many Polish candidates. Good thing if you are also good at thinking out of box, strategy making and finding exceptions to the rules, whenever technology happens to be flawed.

  1. Social intelligence

Having the capacity to navigate interpersonal relationships is a huge advantage in any workplace. Positions in Poland, similarly to the rest of the world, evolve in the direction of project and team work. Poles, who are quite individual, are still adapting to this change, but if you have already acquired necessary skills and find it easy to cooperate with as well as manage other people, you have a big plus!

  1. Flexibility

It is indeed a popular word, but it really is something Polish people may lack. Due to our rocky history and national character, we tend to favour stability over change. In the world where no job is constant, people share workload and experiment with being employed in more positions at once, you can forget about old-fashioned security. Polish labour market is opening up to these changes, too, so all those in favour are kindly invited to join this revolution.

Still thinking you may be just who we are looking for? The report, similarly to the American labour market research conducted by Glassdoor in 2017, points to three jobs that are true professions of tomorrow: Data Scientist, DevOp Engineer and Data Engineer. Combined with the skills mentioned above, it constitutes the recipe for a perfect employee and a true leader of the future.

Source: Download full report here