Contributed Paper C159In session C10B (Thursday 12th, 14:00-15:30, Level 2 - Seminar Room 1)
Impacts of A Teaching Statistics MOOC on Educators’ Perspectives and Practice
AuthorsGemma Mojica (North Carolina State University, US)
Hollylynne Lee (North Carolina State University, US)
Jennifer Lovett (Middle Tennessee State University, US)
Christina Azmy (North Carolina State University, US)
PresenterGemma Mojica (US)
In many countries, professional development of teachers’ statistical content and pedagogy occurs on a small local scale. To provide learning opportunities for more teachers across geographic boundaries, one effort, the Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations MOOC, has focused on leveraging the internet to provide a free and open access solution. From 2015-2017, 2525 educators from 50 US states and 84 countries participated in six offerings of the course. We will briefly describe the course design and how educators with diverse characteristics and experiences engaged in course material. We examined forum data, end-of-course surveys, and follow-up surveys and will report on how the course impacted participants’ perspectives about statistics and teaching statistics, and their self-reports of how they implemented new ideas in their practice.