Online Program Home
My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 159
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #319098
Title: The Results of Blended Instruction in Quantitative Methods in Public Health: A Pilot Study
Author(s): Adam Sullivan* and Marcello Pagano
Companies: Brown University and Harvard
Keywords: Flipped Learning ; Blended Learning ; Statistics Education

Flipping classrooms has been a hot topic for the past few years. Much of the discussion has been centered on how you flip a classroom and the various aspects of that. We turn the discussion to should you flip your classroom and what impact will it have on your students? We report on a pilot study in blended/flipped learning that took place during the Fall 2013 and Summer 2014 semesters at Harvard University. We created 2 blended introductory biostatistics courses using materials from an existing edX MOOC as a video textbook in which students would watch a given number of these videos prior to class. Using surveys as well as exam data we informally assessed these blended classes from the student's perspective as well as a comparison of these students with students in another course, BIO 201: Introduction to Statistical Methods in Fall 2013 as well as students from BIO 200 in Fall semesters of 1992 and 1993. We attempt to answer the question of did a blended/flipped approach help or harm our students. We use the data to make informed suggestions as to how to run a "better" blended/flipped class and then report the results of implementing these changes in the Summer 2014 semester.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2016 program

Copyright © American Statistical Association