Effective Communication Using Data Visualization

Ever collected great data about students, but wasn’t sure how to best convey that information? Quite often, data is presented in simple tables but not all audiences absorb information in the same way and increasingly bite-sized data points are preferred. However, when information is trimmed down, data points can easily lose context. That’s where various forms of data visualization come in as a tool to visually communicate complex data that can tell a meaningful story in a small amount of time.

This interactive introductory course will discuss why visualizing data may be the right tool to use depending on the audience and what is being presented, when it may not be useful, accessibility for data visuals, and the various cultural considerations that may need to be taken into account when communicating with visuals. There will also be an opportunity to create data visuals using readily available tools, such as Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018


1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Jacqui Broughton and Paul Goldblatt




1855 Place, Training Room 1001

550 S. Harrison Road

East Lansing, MI