Exploring learning city inclusion with diverse education data

Tuesday 13 October 2020
11:00 - 12:00 (BST)
Online (via Zoom)

The recording of this webinar and related resources are available on our Interactive Data Dives page.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s Learning Cities agenda promotes education across all sectors and environments, but the success of its initiatives have not been rigorously evaluated.

In this webinar, led by UBDC's Professor Catherine Lido with Rachel Cassar (postgraduate researcher for the VisNET project), we will present the work and data behind the Oxford Review paper ‘Lifewide learning in the city: novel big data approaches to exploring learning with large-scale surveys, GPS, and social media’. In this session, we will examine the background to UNESCO Learning Cities and how it informed the integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD) project, with a discussion around the educational aspects of the survey, education-relevant twitter data harvesting and the role of GPS and lifelogging images for less formal types of learning practice.

Session format

The session will begin with a lecture-style overview, which will be followed by a hands-on workshop activity exploring predictions of who is engaging in different forms of learning.

What you will learn

  • Understand the Learning City metrics
  • Understand the methodology behind logistic regression using the integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD) Project
  • Engage with GPS as a potential educational data tool
  • How to triangulate diverse data strands
  • How the UBDC data service can help with your research

Data and software requirements

There is no requirement to download data in advance of this webinar. For this session, we will be working in R and using SPSS.

Please review the paper ‘Lifewide learning in the city: novel big data approaches to exploring learning with large-scale surveys, GPS, and social media’ before the session.

Who should attend

The session is open to all levels and anyone with an interest in using diverse data to explore educational inequalities.

About the Data Dives series

This series of free online interactive tutorials taking place throughout October 2020, will enable you to dive confidently into urban data science with the help of UBDC researchers and our data collections.

These online courses are delivered by members of our research staff, who want to share their knowledge and advice on working with novel forms of data with you.