Canada needs expert data scientists—and researchers like Dr. Tenzin Doleck are looking into the best ways to educate them.
As Canada Research Chair in Analytics for Learning Design, Doleck is developing a learning environment and software tool known as DaTu to enhance post-secondary education for data science students. DaTu’s design is based on self-regulated learning and cognitive apprenticeship. Doleck and his research team will use it to collect and analyze students’ learning process data and to assess and support their learning. DaTu can also help researchers advance their theoretical understanding, methods and design principles, and provide insights into how students acquire data science skills. Ultimately, Doleck’s work will improve how researchers and practitioners educate our future data scientists.