Thinking and Communicating with Data

Thinking and communicating with data have become critical skills needed for today's data-rich society that can be used in any field. Businesses are constantly making data-driven decisions. That’s why it is important for you to be able to effectively interpret data and convey your ideas. These competencies have the potential to impact almost every aspect of your professional and personal life. 

FIU now offers a free data interpretation badge for your online credentials. The data interpretation micro-credential will teach you the basic concepts of data and how to apply these critical skills to communicate decisions based on data. 

Workload is roughly equivalent to that of a one-credit course. The micro-credential does not appear on the academic transcript and has no bearing on GPA or progress to degree, but learners are encouraged to account for the micro-credential assignments in their weekly planning. Learn more about the topics covered by clicking here.


What will you learn? 

You will learn to interpret data trends and communicate ideas and analyses supported by the evidence. You will learn to summarize, visualize, and interpret data analytics, and will learn to prepare presentations and narratives with analytics while being sensitive to societal issues related to data privacy, security, and ethics. Upon completion of this micro-credential, you will: 

  • Understand the role played by data and data repositories in society 
  • Understand simple visualizations and summarizations of data repositories 
  • Interpret and analyze data trends and patterns 
  • Create presentations and narratives using data and visualizations 
  • Discuss the ethics, privacy, and security issues concerning data 
  • Communicate ideas and evidence with data. 

How to sign up?


The data interpretation micro-credential will be available in:    
MAC 1147Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Fall section(s) - RVC


Looking to take this micro-credential online at your own pace? To sign-up for this micro-credential, please fill out this form.  

These digital badges are only available to currently enrolled FIU students. Please ensure that by completing this form, you are confirming that you will be a current FIU student in the upcoming semester.

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