A data-literate workforce can find, interpret, synthesise and present data from a wide variety of sources. In the public sector, this means better and faster advice to decision makers and the people creating the policies that affect how we all live.
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) recently unveiled a course of e-learning modules and an interactive 1-day workshop about data literacy, custom-made for its staff.
Biotext’s expert writers, editors and designers worked together with the APSC to develop 5 e-learning modules to help employees increase their skills in using data, undertaking research, working with statistics, visualising information and writing recommendations based on data.
The course has been rolled out across more than 60 government departments and agencies, and the e-learning modules have been completed by more than 1000 APSC staff. The suite of modules is already improving the way data are used and reported.