At the imminent LAK13 conference, we’re convening a panel to investigate an important challenge for the field – the skills shortage, definition, and career trajectory for data scientists in education. Who?…
Over the coming few weeks before LAK13, we want to gauge the community’s thoughts and queries on these issues.
Specifically, we invite your questions to the panel!…
LAK13 Conference Abstract: The Educational Data Scientist is currently a poorly understood, rarely sighted breed. Reports vary: some are known to be largely nocturnal, solitary creatures, while others have been reported to display highly social behaviour in broad daylight. What are their primary habits? How do they see the world? What ecological niches do they occupy now, and will predicted seismic shifts transform the landscape in their favour? What survival skills do they need when running into other breeds? Will their numbers grow, and how might they evolve? In this panel, the conference will hear and debate not only broad perspectives on the terrain, but will have been exposed to some real life specimens, and caught glimpses of the future ecosystem.
We invite you to post your thoughts on the above, but also your questions too (plus any other observations and links to helpful resources).
Add them as comments here, and we’ll draw on them in Leuven, when the panellists will share their responses (Wed 10 Apr, 1415-1515).
To kick things off, here are the panellists’ opening position statements… [LAK13Panel-EducDataScientists.pdf]
Simon, Ryan, John, Martin, Naomi and Roy
And here we all were, with thanks to Taylor Martin for standing in late for Roy, who couldn’t make it unfortunately..