Integrating R into Introduction to Statistics Courses Using

Eric Simoneau (Concord Consortium & Boston Public Schools)


This breakout session will help participants to learn how to use the learning platform to teach statistics courses that more fully integrate R. The Key2STATS learning platform, previously funded by the National Science   Foundation, has been developed to help educators more easily integrate R into their introductory statistics courses using a variety of support mechanisms. The Key2STATS website provides educators with a large collection of statistical learning resources that simultaneously integrates R and a library of over 1,500 datasets. The integration of R, statistical learning resources, and datasets have been achieved through the development of RDojo, an easy-to-use R coding environment that can be directly embedded within any Key2STATS learning resource or assessment item. Furthermore, Key2STATS provides educators with a large collection of assessment items, open-source textbooks,   educator reports, an educator message board, and learning resources tailored specifically for R-based introductory statistics courses.