Following my message last week, I’m sending some updated information on our
next meeting on *September 8th* (next Thursday). The good news is that
Megan has agreed to host the session, and a small complication is that we
will need to start the meeting at *4:30pm ET* instead (rather than 4:00pm
as stated in my previous message). Consequently, the Zoom link is also
changed, so please *register (or re-register) for the event via the updated
link below*. Sorry for any trouble to those who had registered last week!
*Next Meeting: September 8th, 4:30 - 5:30pm ET*
*Article:* *Thoma, Deitrick, Wilkerson (2018): ‘It didn't really go very
well’: Epistemological framing and complexity of interdisciplinary
computing activities, International Society of Learning Sciences, 2018,
available at https://repository.isls.org/ <https://repository.isls.org/>
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting [UPDATED link – please
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.
We are still looking for interested volunteers to host our sessions in
October & November. Please consider hosting a session or take a look at our
complete schedule in Fall 2022 via this link
Look forward to having you join us in the fall,
Shu-Min & Megan
First of all, we would like to thank those who responded to our poll on
possible meeting times in the fall. Based on the responses we received, we
decided to hold our meetings on the first Thursday at 4-5pm ET (except
September) and the third Wednesday at 12-1pm ET each month. Please find
specific dates and times via here
– and consider registering for all the meetings that work for your schedule
*Next Meeting: September 8th, 4:00 - 5:00pm ET*
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:
We are still looking for a *host* for this meeting, so please consider
hosting this meeting. As the host, you can choose one of the remaining
articles that you like to discuss with the group and suggest 4 to 5
questions to get the conversation started from the article you pick.
Don’t worry if you haven't attended our meetings so far. All meetings are
independent from each other, so please join us if you are interested. All
Look forward to seeing you in September!
Shu-Min Liao and Megan Mocko
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 75th Cartoon Caption Contest! Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, is posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions (cartoons are posted at the beginning of the month and submissions are due at the end of the month). The caption contest is offered as a fun way to get your students thinking independently about statistical concepts.
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending August 31 are at
The best submission will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the final cartoon.
If you’d like to help us learn what the community feels makes a good cartoon caption, please go to https://CAUSEweb.org/caption-experiment<https://causeweb.org/caption-experiment> and answer the questions you are asked about the cartoons you see. Participation is voluntary, confidential, and quick.
If you’d like to try your hand at creating your own statistics cartoon or song or video or poem, or other fun item, you should enter CAUSE’s A-mu-sing contest (see https://www.causeweb.org/cause/a-mu-sing/2023/rules).
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The July caption contest cartoon is shown here. The judges found the winning caption to be “The art of data visualization," written by John Montagu, a student at University of Colorado, Boulder. John’s simple caption can be a vehicle to discuss how finding a good data visualization to tell the story of a study’s results is an art – even if it must be combined with the science of statistics to give an appropriate impression. An honorable mention this month goes to Jim Alloway from EMSQ Associates for his caption, “While each plot was from a different perspective, it was the aggregation of the plots that told the whole story.” Jim’s caption reinforces the idea that it may take several graphs to give a full picture of a data set.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!
Hi everyone, Here is information about our fourth meeting of the CAUSE Reading Group. Please join if you are interested regardless of if you have attended others so far. Please also let us know when you are available during the Fall.Next Meeting: Aug 17, 2022, 2 pm - 3 pm ETHost: Adam Gilbert Southern New Hampshire University
Article: Kaplan (2007):Computing and Introductory Statistics. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education, 1(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.5070/T511000030
Zoom Registration Information: Register in advance for this meeting:
https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqc-GtqTIuHNHPfzgg4WlsderrlhaN0HBmPl… for the Fall
Since most individuals’ schedules will change as we enter the Fall semester, we wanted to conduct a poll to see if we could find times that will work. There is one week of September chosen in the poll, but please consider this as representative of a typical week for you in the Fall.
We will either pick two times during the first and third week to discuss each article (ie. T 4pm ET and F noon 1st and 3rd week) or alternate the times during the month (T 5pm ET 1st week and F noon ET 3rd week) depending on interest.
Please complete by midnight August 16th ET.Megan Mocko and Shu Min Lao (edited)
Information Systems and Operations Management
WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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PO Box 117169, Gainesville, FL 32611