dB-SERC lunch discussion - 11/9/2015
Date: Monday, November 9, 2015
Time: 12-1 pm
Place: 321 Allen Hall
Topic: Implementation of student response systems in large enrollment introductory statistics classes
During the lunch, Dr. Kehui Chen from the departments of statistics and psychiatry will discuss how a large-enrollment introductory statistics class is being transformed using student response systems (clickers). Dr. Kehui Chen and Dr. Nancy Pfenning (statistics) received a dB-SERC course transformation award to implement clickers in the classroom this semester. The clickers are utilized to conduct surveys and short quizzes throughout the semester to achieve more effective communication between the instructor and students. They are also being used for data-generating activities to improve concept learning in statistics sampling and to utilize interactive case studies to help students apply statistical methods to real data analysis. The purpose of the lunch is to discuss the implementation of the course transformation and also to provide feedback about implementation difficulties and assessment.