At datascience.university we are focused on empowerment, so let’s take a minute to figure out what we mean by this.
Empowerment, for us, means your learned ability to carry out an activity of potential usefulness.
An example from biology would be what learning how to use an E. Coli test kit empowers you to do. Once you have learned how to use, and interpret the results of, an E. Coli test kit, you are empowered to test for E. Coli in drinking water: a potentially very useful skill.
We distinguish empowerment from interest. For example, when you are taught how to use and interpret and E. Coli test kit you may have no interest in testing for E. Coli in drinking water. You may, perhaps, have an interest in testing for E. Coli in other situations. Or you may have no interest in testing for E. Coli at all, in which case there is a disconnect between your interest and your empowerment.
It is common in schools and colleges for students to experience this disconnect between interest and empowerment. However as adult learners you get to choose to gain empowerment only in those areas in which you have an interest. This marriage of interest and empowerment is very powerful, and allows your learning to progress rapidly, to be memorable, and immediately useful to you.
Our focus at datascience.university is not so much on teaching you topics in data analysis, as it is on empowering you to do intelligent, useful things with data.