Lessons Learned: Teaching Data Visualization with Tableau Public

Session Topic: Integration of Course Material with Technology
Session Format: Presentation/Demonstration
Session Location & Time: Room 217B, 11:30 am – 12:00 noon
Moderator: Cynthia Schwarz

Presenter: Meredith Broussard, Assistant Professor
Department: Journalism

Free online data visualization tools can be used to enhance student learning. In this session, participants will explore how Tableau Public was used to support a unit on data visualization in a journalism class. The presenter will outline the learning objectives of the class and demonstrate how the technology was used to meet these objectives and stimulate student engagement. Participants will discuss time management, classroom coaching, and how to assess student learning in data visualization projects.

Presenter Bio
Meredith Broussard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Journalism at Temple University. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab. Her work focuses on data-driven journalism, with a particular interest in using data analysis tools to achieve social justice and understand risk in everyday life. Her journalism has appeared in Harper’s, Slate, The Washington Post, Philadelphia Magazine, The Huffington Post, and other outlets.