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Publication Type : Conference Paper
Publisher : Proceedings of the 2020 8th International Conference on Information and Education Technology
Source : Proceedings of the 2020 8th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA (2020)
ISBN : 9781450377058
Keywords : Data Science Education, Data Science Lifecycle, Pedagogy, user-friendly tool
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Computer Science
Year : 2020
Abstract : In the Indian Universities, data science courses are offered to computer science undergraduates only in their higher semesters of under-graduation. Keeping in mind, the growing importance of data science, under-graduates need to be introduced to data science courses in their first year of under-graduation itself. Although first year undergraduates are furnished with the required mathematical and statistical concepts during their higher secondary education, a requirement of understanding sophisticated programming concepts hamstrings universities from offering courses in data science to first year undergraduates. As an outcome of our research, we propose a software named MetaData. MetaData abstracts all levels of implementation and helps students better understand the fundamental concepts in data science by observing the applicability of these concepts on real-world datasets. We justify the effectiveness of the tool through a data science classroom scenario, wherein 44 first year undergraduates were encouraged to use the tool and provide constructive feedback.
Cite this Research Publication : R. Nair, Chugani, M. N., and Dr. Senthil Kumar T., “MetaData: A Tool to Supplement Data Science Education for the First Year Undergraduates”, in Proceedings of the 2020 8th International Conference on Information and Education Technology, New York, NY, USA, 2020.