Instructional Strategies for Teaching Science Online

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Conference Proceeding

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This work in progress reports the design and initial implementation of a complete online statistics course. It focuses on applications and adaptations of effective instructional strategies based on current research and best practice of teaching quantitative oriented courses (math, statistics, and engineering) online. The online statistics course was an introductory course and covered common statistical concepts and their applications in educational research for graduate students in educational technology. The course was equivalent to an undergraduate level statistics class for students majoring in science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). Thus the implications of this project in terms of effective instructional strategies and online course design are relevant to a board audience including course designers, instructors, and students in science and engineering.