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Activity Number: 558
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #321089
Title: Innovative Content Development for the Online Applied Statistics Graduate Programs at Penn State
Author(s): Mosuk Chow* and Glenn Johnson and James Rosenberger
Companies: Penn State University and Penn State University and Penn State University
Keywords: online instruction ; Applied Statistics program ; course management system

One central strategy for online instruction of Applied Statistics program at Penn State is to provide support for our instructors to have access to innovative tools to create contents for our online courses. While statistical examples can be developed with the assistance of instructional support staff ahead of time, it is impossible to anticipate all possible questions that may emerge as relevant over the course of a semester. Therefore, it is important that instructors become proficient users of applications for creating contents that are engaging and user friendly. This poster session will review the use of innovative technology such as lightboards - using markers on a glass panel - so students are addressed directly instead of the over the shoulder approach in front of a chalk or whiteboard. In addition, simple whiteboard and screencasting apps will be highlighted to create unique worked examples to supplement statistics instruction. And, content management systems such as Drupal, ANGEL and Canvas will be reviewed as locations for uploading completed content.

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