Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

11-5-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

11-5-2017 11:25 AM

Description

My session is for those looking for an open source textbook for Statistics (MTH 243). As a grant recipient the faculty from both Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College looked at several open source textbooks for our MTH 243 classes. We first looked at the very popular OpenStax Statistics, but the consensus was that it wasn’t as good as the textbook we’ve been using (Michael Sullivan’s Statistics, Informed Decisions using Data, 4th Edition). So we agreed to keep looking at more open source Statistics textbooks. We came across one that doesn’t seem to be very well known, but some of the faculty (e.g. me) were particularly excited over some innovative differences between it and what we are currently doing in our MTH 243. The consensus at the end of last summer was that I would pilot this new open source textbook starting Fall 2016 and report back on my experiences with it. I was amazed with the improvements in student success with learning the material in my MTH 243 class from using this textbook. I will share my experiences with using this open source textbook: OpenIntro Statistics (http://openintro.org/os)

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20132

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May 11th, 11:00 AM May 11th, 11:25 AM

Statistics: The Text for Student Success

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

My session is for those looking for an open source textbook for Statistics (MTH 243). As a grant recipient the faculty from both Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College looked at several open source textbooks for our MTH 243 classes. We first looked at the very popular OpenStax Statistics, but the consensus was that it wasn’t as good as the textbook we’ve been using (Michael Sullivan’s Statistics, Informed Decisions using Data, 4th Edition). So we agreed to keep looking at more open source Statistics textbooks. We came across one that doesn’t seem to be very well known, but some of the faculty (e.g. me) were particularly excited over some innovative differences between it and what we are currently doing in our MTH 243. The consensus at the end of last summer was that I would pilot this new open source textbook starting Fall 2016 and report back on my experiences with it. I was amazed with the improvements in student success with learning the material in my MTH 243 class from using this textbook. I will share my experiences with using this open source textbook: OpenIntro Statistics (http://openintro.org/os)