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Activity Number: 72
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, July 31, 2016 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #321244
Title: Continual Improvement Using Data by Comparing the Online Vs Face-to-Face Introductory Statistics Course
Author(s): Ryan Cromar* and Bonnie Moon
Companies: Brigham Young University and Brigham Young University
Keywords: Online vs Face-to-Face ; introductory statistics course ; BYU-Idaho

BYU-Idaho development team created a new course which focused on feedback and spaced instruction to help increase student learning and motivation. The committee's objective was to create a unified, high-quality, low-cost course to serve our students. The course also needed to have the flexibility to be delivered face to face, blended or online. We started teaching the new introductory statistics course on campus during the winter semester of 2013 as a blended course, where content is delivered both online and face-to-face. We then applied this same structure to the online introductory statistics courses in the fall semester 2013. Since then, the committee has been constantly working on further improvements. First, we will share reasons why we decided to develop this course and describe the course structure. Secondly, we will compare online courses to the campus courses. Finally, we will compare the three different types of introductory courses: Business Statistics, Biostatistics and Social Science Statistics. We will be evaluating and comparing these groups based off of test performance, confidence ratings, attitude surveys and university course evaluations.

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