This paper is from Session 9J: Use of new technology for promoting classroom engagement
which comes under Topic 9: Technology and multimedia in statistics education
Paper 9J3 (Thursday 12th, 14:00-15:30)
TeachIT: Turning the Classroom into a Research Laboratory via Interactive e-Learning Tools
- Philipp Burckhardt (Carnegie Mellon University, United States)
- Alexandra Chouldechova (Carnegie Mellon University, United States)
- Rebecca Nugent (Carnegie Mellon University, United States)
This paper introduces ISLE (Interactive Statistics Learning Environment), an authoring framework for building interactive statistics lessons that supplement classroom instruction. Using a case study of two university courses at Carnegie Mellon University (“R Programming for Analytics” for graduate students, “Reasoning with Data” for undergraduates) we show how ISLE helps to blend off-line and on-line instruction. Features that facilitate ISLE’s blended learning approach include 1) a hint, assessment, and feedback system 2), on-the-fly data collection from students e.g. through surveys, and 3) real-time peer-to-peer communication and monitoring of student actions. ISLE also allows collection of all user interactions, including mouse clicks and text inputs along with their associated timestamps. It is our hope that this will give instructors new insights into patterns of student learning.