CoLAB Program in Data Science
Capacity Building and Supporting Data Science in Latin America
CoLAB is a project supporting a collaborative of primarily Centro Ceibal and the Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay (UTEC) in Uruguay to create a community of data scientists in the region and build the capacity to teach data science at UTEC and other Uruguayan universities.
MIT Open Learning Projects provided support for a generation (cohort) of learners concurrently enrolled in a UTEC Master’s degree program and the MITx MicroMasters in Statistic and Data Science program. The project involves workshops focused on data science, entrepreneurship and study strategies, as well as MIT-led recitation sections to support individual learning in the courses that make up the MicroMasters program.
For CoLAB, I served as project director and was responsible for conceiving of the project, negotiating the agreement, overall project administration and managing MIT’s contributions to the project. In addition, I co-designed and co-led the two workshops offered to the generation of learners and I co-designed and contributed to the weekly facilitated (recitation) sessions for each of the four MITx MicroMasters courses supported by the project.