Presented by:JJ Allaire, Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Chester Ismay, and Randall Pruim
This panel on teaching with R will discuss the use of this free and extendable software in teaching statistics. In particular, the following questions will be addressed, in addition to questions from the audience:
- Would you recommend using R for an intro stat course where most of the students will only take that one course in statistics? What do you see as the pros and cons?
- In what ways can grading be easier and more effective for student learning using R and R Markdown instead of methods that have been used in the past?
- How frequently do you recommend having students use R in your course? Weekly in labs or every class period/more frequently?
- Do you teach your courses using R in a computer lab or in a classroom? Do you have experience with each set-up and which do you prefer?
- Do you suggest using an RStudio Server setup or having local installations of RStudio on the student machines? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
- What types of majors do you have in your intro course? Do you think that this affects your choice of using R versus another package?
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