WHAT: Using data to tell better education stories
- Every year, the Uganda National Examinations Board releases three sets of results: PLE, UCE and UACE.
- Every year, readers mock journalists with tweets and posts that imply they are not impressed with newspapers awash with story of ‘exam stars.’
- Every year, journalists scratch their heads wondering, “Jow can we tell this story better?”
- This year, let us put our heads together. Come to ACME to:
- crunch results data going back to 2010;
- compare it with other national learning, school performance and datasets;
- generate story ideas beyond comparisons in gender performance, results and urban advantage; and
- play with data visualisations like mapping and interactive charts.
WHERE: African Centre for Media Excellence
WHEN: Saturday 4 February, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHO CAN COME? Anyone with interest and/or skills in: storytelling, education as a subject, or data analysis and visualization. That includes:
- Journalists covering education and exam results in Uganda.
- Active social media users interested in using data for debates on education.
- Techies, data scientists, statisticians, and others who want to work with journalists in telling better stories.
- Active citizens with special interest in education.
APPLICATION: Fill this short online form to apply. The deadline is 2 February 2017
Questions? Email lnamubiru [at] acme-ug [dot] org
This is a full day event.