Small Steps to Make a Big Impact

I regard teaching as a mutual learning process—the students learn the course materials under the help of the instructor, while the instructor learns about the students and adapts his /her teaching accordingly. In this presentation, I will share some of my best practices in teaching statistics courses at different levels using technology. These best practices include using annotatable course notes with space for hand-on examples to release students from copying everything on the whiteboard, creating homework assignments and preparing solutions using R studio and R Markdown, adopting the test and survey functions on Blackboard Learn and Google form to obtain feedback, sending out academic alerts and encouragement letters to keep students on the right track towards their academic goals, etc. Students need persistent encouragement and support; our small steps will make a huge difference in both teaching and learning.

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Monday, June 4, 2018 - 14:30 to 15:00

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First Name Middle Name Last Name Primary Affiliation
Wanhua Su MacEwan University