61 minutes | Sep 18th 2018

Stemiverse 0047 - Dr. Linda McIver on the importance of Data Science in education

In this episode, Dr. Peter Dalmaris talks with Dr. Linda McIver. Dr. Linda McIver started out as an Academic with a Ph.D. in Computer Science Education. When it became apparent that High School teaching was a lot more fun, Linda began a highly successful career at John Monash Science School, where she built innovative courses in Computational and Data Science for year 10 and year 11 students. Nominated one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM in 2017, Linda is passionate about creating authentic project experiences to motivate all students to become technologically and data literate. While Linda loves the classroom, it was rapidly becoming clear that teachers in the Australian School system were keen to embrace Data Science, but that there was a serious lack of resources to support that. That’s why Linda created ADSEI – to support Data Science in education. The show notes to this episode can be found here: https://techexplorations.com/podcast/stemiverse-0047-dr-linda-mciver/