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Thursday, May 30
Reimagining & Introducing New Pedagogy
Thu, May 30, 10:30 AM - 12:05 PM
Regency Ballroom C

Teaching Upper Level Statistics Courses through a Shared/Hybrid Model (306206)


*Jingchen Hu, Vassar College 
Terrance Savitsky, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Matthew Williams, National Science Foundation 

At small liberal arts colleges, with the relatively smaller number of students taking statistics courses, offering advanced level courses can be difficult. Under the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL) Upper Level Math Project, I am teaching an elective statistics course, Bayesian Statistics, through a shared/hybrid model in Spring 2019 for the second time. Lectures and labs are delivered in classroom at Vassar College with Vassar students present. Each lecture offers live streaming for synchronous access, and is recorded and uploaded to a YouTube playlist for asynchronous access. Separate online office hours are scheduled for remote students on a weekly basis. In addition, Moodle forum is extensively used to create and foster an online learning community. In this talk, I will introduce nuts and bolts of re-designing a traditional face-to-face class to a shared/hybrid model, and my reflection of important lessons learned from the experience, including what material is suitable to be moved online and how to do so, and how to create and foster an online learning community.