Webinars

  • A Real Data Set for Business Forecasting & Data Mining Applications

    Concetta DePaolo, David Robinson, and Aimee Jacobs
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 2:30pm
    We present actual data gathered from a café run by business students. We give examples of time series forecasting and data mining applications, and frame problems as managerial questions to emphasize data-driven decision making.
  • Just-in-Time Teaching in Statistics Classrooms

    Monnie McGee, Lynne Stokes, and Pavel Nadolsky, Southern Methodist University
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
    In this webinar we will present our experiences and provide tips on how to implement a flipped classroom approach we call "Just-in-Time Teaching." In this method in and out of classroom activities are reversed; student preparation before class includes watching a brief lecture via video and responding to web-based discussion questions designed to elicit common misunderstandings students have, and class time is reserved for guided practice to reinforce new knowledge.
  • A data visualization course for undergraduate data science students

    Silas Bergen
    Monday, December 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Our university recently began offering a bachelor’s degree in data science. One of the required courses for this major is a course on data summary and visualization. Fall Semester 2016 was the second time this course was offered at our university. In this talk, I will describe the content, structure, and pace of this course and provide examples of student output.
  • A Tour of CAUSEweb

    Dennis Pearl, Director of CAUSE
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 2:00pm
    This webinar will provide a tour of CAUSEweb.org and its special collections and features. The webinar will also provide ways for community involvement in building the collections and seek audience suggestions for future projects.
  • Using a Faculty Learning Community to Develop High-Impact, Little-Time Activities to Help Students Better Understand the Meaning of Parameter

    Jennifer J. Kaplan, University of Georgia; Neal Rogness, Grand Valley State University; Diane Fisher, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
    Research on faculty professional development suggests that in order for faculty to change their teaching, they must perceive a problem, be presented with changes they can adapt to their own teaching style, and see evidence of change in student learning based on the changes. Many words in statistics pose a barrier for entry level students because they everyday meanings which differ from their discipline usage within statistics; this can lead to lexical ambiguity for students. The webinar will focus on two High-Impact, Little-Time (HILT) activities developed by faculty involved in a faculty learning community to help exploit lexical ambiguities associated with parameter. We will present the activities, along with the data that show the effectiveness of the activities with respect to student learning.
  • Designing Opportunities to Learn to Teach Statistics: Lessons from a MOOC for Educators

    Hollylynne Lee, NC State University, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
    Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 2:00pm
    Professional development for educators can be done in a flexible format that meets the needs of teachers of statistics in a variety of contexts. Design principles and sample learning opportunities will be shared that are part of the Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations MOOC for Educators. The course is offered several times a year and thus far has served over 2500 educators from all 50 states, and over 45 countries. See http://friday.institute/tsdi.
  • Using Media Clips to Introduce Topics in Statistics

    James Bush, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 2:00pm
    This webinar will present several media clips from popular films and television programs and show how they can be used to introduce topics in a first-year statistics course. A simulation-based activity motivated by one of the clips will be demonstrated.
  • Data Exploration with CODAP

    William Finzer, Concord Consortium
    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 2:00pm
    The Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP) is an online, free, and open source descendant of Fathom and TinkerPlots (though still far from a replacement for them). We’ll look at ways you can already use CODAP in the classroom and understand where ongoing development at Concord Consortium will take it.
  • Reflections on making the switch to a simulation-based inference curriculum

    Julie Clark (Hollins University), Lacey Echols (Butler University), Dave Klanderman (Trinity Christian College) and Laura Schultz (Rowan University), moderated by Nathan Tintle, Dordt College
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 12:00pm
    In this webinar some recent new adopters of simulation-based inference (SBI) curricula will share their responses to questions such as: What made you switch to SBI from a traditional curriculum? What have you enjoyed most about the switch? What were some of the challenges in switching? What would you do different next time?
  • Updating the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE)

    Michelle Everson, The Ohio State University and Megan Mocko, University of Florida
    Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 12:00pm
    In 2005, the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report was endorsed by the American Statistical Association (ASA). Although the original six recommendations put forward in this report have stood the test of time, we now live in an increasingly data-centric world where our students have access to technologies that were not in existence in 2005. The ASA has therefore made it a priority to revise GAISE so that it continues to be easily and clearly applicable to modern-day teachers of introductory statistics courses. To accomplish this goal, a committee was formed and charged with the task of updating this landmark report. Two members of this committee will facilitate this webinar. In the webinar, we will reflect on how the landscape has changed in Statistics Education over the past 10 years, and we will discuss the process of updating and revising the GAISE report. The audience will have the opportunity to provide feedback and share ideas about the proposed revisions.

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