Proposal Title

Web-Based Data Dashboards for Grass Roots Communication in Education

Affiliation

University of South Florida

Department or Program

Teaching and Learning

Start Date

15-4-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

15-4-2017 12:00 PM

Presentation Keywords/Areas

Data Visualization and Data Sharing

Additional Presentation Keywords/Areas

Mixed Methods

Additional Presentation Keywords/Areas

Emerging trends in Qualitative Research

Abstract

This 20-minute paper presentation addresses a new vision of interactive web-based qualitative data visualization with Tableau software. Traditionally this technology has been rooted in business analytics and in education as a tool for state level accountability measures. However, in this paper a broader vision of this technology is described, where data collection and display at the school level can create a web-based digital exchange to further communication between students, teachers, parents and administration.

For years, addressing complex educational issues related to fostering school-parent relationships, developing responsive curricular development, and creating a decentralized space for addressing important issues related to school atmosphere have proven difficult. This framework is a guide for implementation of a potential solution. Through embracing existing mobile based applications and interactive visualization software such as Tableau, issues related to participatory democratic action, communication and representation can be brought to the fore of how schools make decisions at the local level.

The framework described in the paper builds upon Collective Impact, an innovative and structured approach that has guided collaboration across educational institutions, government, citizens, business, and non-profit organizations to achieve significant and sustained social change. In this framework, the same principles are applied at the grassroots level of the school, empowering students, parents, teachers and administrators with representation in creating outcomes that benefit stakeholders. Supplemental guides for using tableau software will be provided.

Presentation Type and Comments

a) 20-minute paper presentation. I could also flesh this out for a workshop concerning how to step by step build data visualizations with the software (I have done that in the past, but it is rather tech heavy).

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 
Apr 15th, 11:30 AM Apr 15th, 12:00 PM

Web-Based Data Dashboards for Grass Roots Communication in Education

This 20-minute paper presentation addresses a new vision of interactive web-based qualitative data visualization with Tableau software. Traditionally this technology has been rooted in business analytics and in education as a tool for state level accountability measures. However, in this paper a broader vision of this technology is described, where data collection and display at the school level can create a web-based digital exchange to further communication between students, teachers, parents and administration.

For years, addressing complex educational issues related to fostering school-parent relationships, developing responsive curricular development, and creating a decentralized space for addressing important issues related to school atmosphere have proven difficult. This framework is a guide for implementation of a potential solution. Through embracing existing mobile based applications and interactive visualization software such as Tableau, issues related to participatory democratic action, communication and representation can be brought to the fore of how schools make decisions at the local level.

The framework described in the paper builds upon Collective Impact, an innovative and structured approach that has guided collaboration across educational institutions, government, citizens, business, and non-profit organizations to achieve significant and sustained social change. In this framework, the same principles are applied at the grassroots level of the school, empowering students, parents, teachers and administrators with representation in creating outcomes that benefit stakeholders. Supplemental guides for using tableau software will be provided.