Year of Data and Society hosting more events next month

More events are planned next month for the Year of Data and Society.

The Ethical Use of Learning Analytics to Improve Student Success, noon-1:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (virtual): The use of learning analytics in higher education, while relatively new, is already changing the face of higher education across the globe. This interactive workshop will consider the ethical implications of using student data. Discussions will focus on data that is now available in Canvas courses at Pitt and that can be used as another means to inform teaching and improve student learning. This session will be led by George Rehrey, the founding director of Indiana University's Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success, and co-facilitated by Lizette Muñoz Rojas, a teaching consultant at the Pitt Center for Teaching and Learning. Register through the University calendar.

From Scholar to System to Scale: Generating Meso-level Historical Data to Recover the Lived Experiences of Enslaved People, 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 10 (hybrid): Sharon M. Leon, associate professor of history and digital humanities at Michigan State University, will discuss the ways that her work on three distinct but related projects contributes both to slavery studies and to critical archival studies, and how it offers a potential model for future interdisciplinary collaborations. The event is sponsored by the Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series and the Sara Fine Institute of the School of Computing and Information and will take place in the William Pitt Union, Lower Level and online. Register and read more about the presentation on the University calendar.