Jim Stallard

A More Dynamic Lab Experience: Implementation of Weekly Automated and Teaching Assistant Supported Lab Exercises to Increase Student Engagement through Small-Step Learning

The lab component provides an intimate and stimulating setting for a student to interact with lectured content. The lab is designed to supplement the lecture material and mature student comprehension. However, too often labs have mutated into rarely attended communal homework periods that actually diminish every pedagogical underpinning associated with higher education. The focus is to present the findings of a dynamic statistics lab experience, designed to refresh and re-establish the noble venture of supplemental learning. A multi-staged weekly seminar that compels preparation, requires participation, enforces comprehension, and evaluates retention. This approach utilizes small-step-learning to replace the anxiety of cumulative lab examination. We will also display the open-source software integration of WebWork and The R Project for Statistical Programming to alleviate additional resource overhead.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:20 to 10:50

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Jim Stallard
University of Calgary
Scott Robison
University of Calgary

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First Name Middle Name Last Name Primary Affiliation
edit Jim B. Stallard University of Calgary