Educating official statistics using geovisual analytics storytelling methods
2010 (English)In: INTED2010 Proceedings / [ed] L. Gómez Chova, D. Martí Belenguer, I. Candel Torres, IATED, Valencia, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) , 2010, 2736-2747 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Official statistics are used as a more or less important background for decisions especially in public planning and policy making. However, in education, official statistics are much less recognized and used than they could be and among the informed public they are even less used. Web-enabled Geovisual Analytics is a technique that can help illustrating spatio-temporal statistical data which for the eye are hard to uncover or even are not possible to perceive or interpret. We introduce novel “storytelling” means for the educator to 1) select any spatio-temporal and multidimensional national or sub-national statistical data, 2) explore and discern trends and patterns, 3) then orchestrate and describe metadata, 4) collaborate with colleagues to confirm and 5) finally publish essential gained insight and knowledge embedded as dynamic visualization “Vislet” in blogs or wikis with associate metadata. The educator can guide the reader in the directions of both context and discovery while at the same time follow the analyst’s way of logical reasoning. This emerging technology could in many ways change the terms and structures for learning, especially for the young generation. A better understanding of how educators and students can exploit visualization and its associated science of perception and learning is the focus of this paper in relation to the use of official statistical data. The results show that the geovisual analytics can be effective for students and it is easy for them to understand and control the interactive tools. It is sufficient for supporting the apprehension of connections between different kinds of statistical data. The user satisfaction and learning possibilities are extensive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Valencia, Spain: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED) , 2010. 2736-2747 p.
Distributed/network graphics, Interaction Techniques, Applications
Computer and Information Science Pedagogical Work
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67465ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67465DiVA: diva2:410571
INTEC 2010, International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 2010, March 8-10, Valencia, Spain