This paper is from Session 9C: Using R for effective teaching of Statistics
which comes under Topic 9: Technology and multimedia in statistics education
Paper 9C1 (Tuesday 10th, 14:00-15:30)
Code Sharing in Statistics Workshops
- Dean Langan (University College London, United Kingdom)
- Angela Wade (University College London, United Kingdom)
In statistical programming workshops, communication has a different dynamic to other classroom-based statistics courses. Many of the traditional methods of communication (e.g. verbal, via a projector or printed notes) are insufficient for communication of the programming language. For example, learners may need to describe their exercise solution or a programming error to the class. To address this problem, the Centre for Applied Statistics Courses (CASC) at University College London (UCL) developed a platform for code sharing in workshops for R and Stata programming. On this platform, learners are provided with a live version of the teachers’ code and learners can submit sections of their own code for group discussion. We present anonymous feedback and web analytics to show how the platform is used in practice.