First meeting of the VVSOR Statistics Education section

The Statistics Education section will have their first meeting on 12 October 2022.

Location: Fletcher Hotel De Broeierd. Take train to Hengelo, take bus 9 in the direction of Enschede, get off at Enschede De Broeierd. Walk to Hengelosestraat 725.

The topic of the afternoon session will be Examination. Speakers will give short introductory talks (15 minutes) after which there is room for discussion in smaller groups (25 minutes).

Discussion topics

·         Formative testing with shiny apps
·         Open book examination
·         Learning analytics with Xerte educational software

The meeting will be combined with the final meeting of the SURF-funded ShareStats project, that puts together a national open item bank for statistics examination. Another important aim of ShareStats is to create a Dutch community of statistics teachers. For such a platform they’ve sought out the VVSOR Statistics Education section, hence the co-organisation of the VVSOR and the ShareStats meeting. Everyone attending the ShareStats final meeting is invited to join this first VVSOR StatsEd meeting, and vice versa.

The morning session will be organised by the ShareStats project for all interested. Participation can be both live and online. The afternoon session will be devoted to the VVSOR Stats Education section, on the topic of examination. This can only be attended live and is interactive. Discussions can be continued at the end of the afternoon, enjoying drinks and some bites.

Preliminary Programme

9:30                    Coffee and tea 

10:15-10:30        Brief overview of the ShareStats project                       Marleen de Moor (VU/EUR)

10:30-11:00        Presentation of the ShareStats item bank                     Kirsten Namesnik (UU) /
                                                                                                                  Marike Polak (EUR)

11:00-11:15        Q&A     

11:15-11:30        Coffee Break    

11:30-12:30        Demo how to work with the ShareStats item bank      Niels Smits /
                                                                                                                  Sharon Klinkenberg (UvA)

12:30-12:45         Q&A / Round-up            

12:45                   Lunch   

13:30                   Formative testing using the Shiny app EPIFFANI         Marieke Timmerman /
                                                                                                                  Casper Albers (RUG)

14:15                   Using open-book exams for statistics                          Carolien de Kovel (WUR)

15:00                   Learning analytics with Xerte                                       Henk van der Kolk (UT)

15:45                   Drinks  

Please register as soon as possible. Please indicate whether you join the morning and/or afternoon session, and whether online or on-site (morning session).