Jordan Morrow – Foundationalizing Data Literacy

Jordan Morrow – Foundationalizing Data Literacy

Known as the "Godfather of Data Literacy", Jordan Morrow has helped pioneer the field of data literacy by building one of the world's first data literacy programs. He is Head of Data, Design, and Management Skills at Pluralsight, and he served as the Chair of the Advisory Board for The Data Literacy Project. Jordan has spoken at numerous national and international conferences and is an active voice in the data and analytics community. He has also helped companies and organizations around the world, including the United Nations, build and understand data literacy.

In this episode, Jordan talks about data literacy and the human element of data and analytics.

March 3, 2022

[0:00 -4:58] Introduction

  • Welcome, Jordan Morrow!
  • Today’s Topic: Data Literacy and the Human Side of Data and Analytics


[5:07 -13:42] What Are the Biggest Roadblocks to Successful Data and Analytics?

  • Why a company’s culture needs to be ready absorb, use, and effectively consume data?
  • People often don’t realize that they’re more data literate than they understand


[13:56 -20:29] How Can Organizations and Individuals Successfully Learn Data Literacy?

  • Learn to start asking questions
  • What resources are available to start learning about data literacy?


[20:38 -27:53] What Does It Mean to Be “Data Driven” and How Can Organizations Become Data Driven?

  • Data skepticism vs data cynicism
  • Understanding the nuances of data when presenting it


[28:02 -30:29] Final Thoughts & Closing

  • You don’t need to be a data scientist to be more confident in your data literacy
  • Thanks for listening!

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