EdCast The Wisdom of Data Posted April 29, 2015 By Matt Weber Since its inception, the ultimate goal of the Data Wise Project has been to provide every student with an excellent education. The way to accomplish this, they feel, is to help teachers make the best possible use of all of the data they have access to. The Data Wise Project has developed a full portfolio of learning opportunities to support educators in using a wide range of data sources to improve teaching and learning. These courses rely on Data Wise, Data Wise in Action, Meeting Wise and Key Elements of Observing Practice as core texts and require as pre-work the open online course entitled Introduction to Data Wise. In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Lecturer Kathryn Parker Boudett, director of the Data Wise Project, discusses the work of Data Wise and shares what one can expect from enrolling in the upcoming online course. To learn more about the online course, Introduction to Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching, and to register, visit the edX website. For more about the work and history of the Data Wise Project, read The Path of Data Wisdom. About the Harvard EdCast The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field. EdCast An education podcast that keeps the focus simple: what makes a difference for learners, educators, parents, and communities Explore All Articles Related Articles EdCast Finding Passion in Learning EdCast Examining the "M" in MOOC News The Path of Data Wisdom The Data Wise Project unveils a new portfolio of resources.