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Activity Number: 424 - SPEED: Statistical Education
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 : 3:05 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #325265
Title: Learning Statistics with Productive Practice and Technology
Author(s): Brenda Gunderson*
Companies: Univ of Michigan
Keywords: Productive practice ; individualized feedback ; online assessment ; large intro stats courses

Repeated meta-analyses have shown that technology use has a meaningful impact on statistical learning. Development of an online assessment platform called Course.Work, currently used at the University of Michigan, facilitates an opportunity for students to productively practice concepts and skills and receive individualized feedback even in large classrooms. This online assessment platform is not tied to traditional textbooks, which allows the instructor free reign over the question and assessment structure, allowing for multimedia answers, feedback, and display output from statistical packages, creating a seamless workflow. The instructor has several tools for evaluating the progress of students with analytics and a dynamic rubric system to standardize grading and deliver feedback. This tool has been positively reviewed by students who cite its ease-of-use, the ability to have both required and recommended problems for practice, and individualized feedback as strengths. This presentation will highlight the learning process from our introductory statistics course using this tool providing over 2000 students each term the needed productive practice of statistical concepts.

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