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Activity Number: 483 - Teaching Statistics: Stepping Out of the Classroom
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #300318 Presentation
Title: Using and Building Shiny Apps for Teaching Introductory Biostatistics
Author(s): Adam Ciarleglio*
Companies: The George Washington University
Keywords: Shiny; Apps; Introductory Biostatistics; R code; Online resources; Customized learning materials

The Shiny R package is a powerful tool that allows users to build customized apps with R. This talk will give a brief overview of some of the ways that Shiny apps can be used to enhance an introductory (bio)statistics course. We will provide some useful examples of Shiny apps; how they can be used to present new material during a lecture; and how they can be integrated into assignments. Examples will be drawn from the growing sets of excellent app libraries that are available online. We will discuss some of the fundamentals of building your own Shiny apps as well as the challenges and triumphs that come with the building process.

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