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Introductory Statistics: the Flexible Learning Project

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Bruce Dunham, Nancy Heckman, and Melissa Lee, on behalf of the Flexible Learning Intro Stat team
Statistics Seminar
Room 4192, Earth Sciences Building (2207 Main Mall)


Introductory Statistics is taught in many units across UBC. Typically, instructional resources and expertise are not shared, resulting in duplication of efforts or underuse of valuable material. The Flexible Learning Introductory Statistics project has sought to address this issue via a collaboration among 10 Statistics instructors from 7 units and 3 faculties, including 5 members of our department. The project resulted in a suite of resources that address conceptually challenging topics in introductory Statistics, resources that are easy to use and are grounded in existing research on learning and Statistics. The project also produced an on-line open resource repository called StatSpace (  

We’ll tell the long history that led to this project. We’ll show you some of the resources and explain how they were developed and assessed. And we’ll discuss the opportunities these resources will provide to support student learning of fundamental concepts of Statistics.