In September 2015 Professor Chris Wild from the Department of Statistics at the
University of Auckland, New Zealand, gave a PedRIO (Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory at the University of Plymouth) talk at Plymouth University entitled Getting Further with Data Analysis Faster and Easier.
Chris talked about his recent work with Future Learn developing a MOOC for the University of Auckland. The Future Learn platform and the introductory statistics course entitled ‘Data to Insight’ has been mentioned here before.
In addition, and the main focus of the presentation, Chris talks about the use of software to teach statistics faster and easier, using examples from iNZight, the data analysis software, to demonstrate this.
The talk was very well attended and included academic staff from across the University. We would like to thank Chris for his presentation and all those who attended and made the event what it was, as well as PedRio for hosting the talk.
Chris was keen to collaborate with others on new and existing projects so please visit his site and email him should you have any further comments or questions.
- Getting further with data analysis – Main Talk (25 min)
- Chris Wild Profile and Home Page (NZ)
- Future Learn
The video covers the first 40 minuets of the presentation. Video clips from the MOOC, that are now freely available online (check the previous blog post), have been removed to shorten the video. A further half hour has also been removed, this included an extended live demo of the iNZight software that was not clear enough to view in the video.
This video is a .MOV and may take a while to download.