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Activity Number: 25 - Teaching Biostatistics Online: A Discussion and Debate of Problems and Solutions
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 30, 2017 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #323753 View Presentation
Title: Teaching Biostatistics Online: a Discussion and Debate of Problems and Solutions
Author(s): Ann Brearley* and Michael Jiroutek* and Jane Monaco* and Wei Vivian Zhuang*
Companies: Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences and Creighton University and University of Minnesota and University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Keywords: online course ; teaching methods

Online education is rapidly growing, including programs in the health sciences at both the undergraduate and graduate-level. Delivering a course fully online can have benefits and challenges, both universal and discipline-specific. This panel will focus on online biostatistics education, primarily to a diverse health sciences audience. A group of biostatisticians with experience developing and delivering fully online biostatistics courses will discuss and debate their approaches. In this interactive format, the session chair will serve as a moderator, prompting the panel with a prepared list of topics to be discussed (e.g., Promoting student-student interaction; Strategies for online assessments; Getting around technology limitations; The biggest hurdle you've encountered). During discussion of each topic, audience participation will be encouraged - both in the form of questions and sharing of ideas. Our hope is that both the audience and the panelists will leave the session armed with new strategies for delivering biostatistics content in an online course and an enthusiasm to implement them.

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