__Logistics__

**Time, Place, Venue**: Webinar, Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:00AM - 12:00 PM (Eastern US Time)**Conference: Electronic Conference On Teaching Statistics (eCOTS)****Organizers: Dennis Pearl (MBI/OSU), Ivo Dinov (SOCR/Michigan), Kyle Siegrist (VLPS/UAH)****Workshop Registration**: eCOTS Registration Site

__Overview__

This two-hour webinar, part of the
2014 eCOTS meeting, will introduce participants to novel web-based
technologies for blended teaching of computational statistics and
applied probability theory. The presenters will discuss the Probability Distributome
webapps (www.Distributome.org), classroom use of the Virtual Laboratories in
Probability and Statistics (www.math.uah.edu/stat), and
exploratory data analytics using the Statistics Online
Computational Resource (www.SOCR.umich.edu). Examples of hands-on
demonstrations include data modeling, exploring of properties of
probability distributions and inter-distribution relations,
resampling and simulation, dynamic data plots, and model fitting.
These topics and techniques are suitable for introductory and
cross-listed applied probability and statistical methods courses.
The workshop is designed to be accessible to those with little or
no computational background, and will provide you with skills,
examples, and resources that you can use in your own teaching.

__Webinar Program__

- Introductions
- Organizers: Ivo Dinov (SOCR/Michigan), Dennis Pearl (MBI/OSU), Kyle Siegrist (VLPS/UAH)
- Participants: Complete this quick background survey (poll 1) and see the results here
- PowerPoint Slides
- What is the Distributome Project?
- Distributome Navigator (exploring probability distribution properties and inter-distributional relations)
- Distributome Tools
- Calculators (computing probability and critical values for a wide array of distributions)
- Interactive Experiments
- Virtual Simulations
- Distributome Games
- Distributome Interactive Activity: Match distributions and processes (poll 3) and see the results here
- Distributome Interactive Activities
- Open Discussion/Community Feedback
- Virtual Laboratories in Probability and Statistics
- Introduction
- Probability Web-Book
- Applet Examples
- Data Sets
- Famous Biographies
- Statistics Online Computational Resource
- SOCR Navigator
- Tools/Applets: Distributions, Experiments, Analyses, Modeler & Graphs
- Multilingual instructional resources: Datasets, EBooks, continuing statistics education workshops/seminars
- Learning activities: interactive, data-driven and technology-enhanced learning activities
- Collaborative Initiative to establish the Open Probability Education Network (OPEN)
- Evaluation Web-Form

The Distributome project is funded in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) grants 1023115, 1022560, and 1022636.