Technology is increasing importance in people’s everyday lives and that presence will most certainly increase in the coming years. No longer relegated to specialized workplace settings, information and communication technologies (ICT) have become increasingly common in community settings, at work, at school, and at home. Given the enormous and growing importance of technology in people’s everyday lives, many of us set out both to frame what we already know about ICT literacy and to define what we don’t know.
Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data to make conclusions about that information. Many of the techniques and processes of data analytics have been automated into mechanical processes and algorithms that work over raw data for human consumption. Data analytics is a broad term that encompasses many diverse types of data analysis. Any type of information can be subjected to data analytics techniques to get insight that can be used to improve things. Data analytics techniques can reveal trends and metrics that would otherwise be lost in the mass of information. This information can then be used to optimize processes to increase the overall efficiency of a business or system.
The Bangsamoro Information and Communication Technology Office (BICTO) conducted ICT Literacy Training on Data Analytics June 8 – 9, 2022 at DICT Training Center, Cotabato City.
This structured activity allows participants to improve their ICT skills in a practical and concrete way and gaining as well a broader understanding in data analytics and are expected;
- to conduct data analytics using scientific methods, and make appropriate and powerful connections between quantitative analysis and real-world problems;
- to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the concepts and methods; know the exact scopes and possible limitations of each method; and show capability of using data analytics skills to provide constructive guidance in decision making;
- to write an insightful and well-organized report for a real-world case study, including thoughtful and convincing details; and
- to make better business decisions by using advanced techniques in data analytics.
BICTO sought the expertise and skills of Montadzah A. Abdulgani, PhD.IT and Hasna L. Lidasan, PhD both from Cotabato State University, Cotabato City.