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  • 1.  IMPACT in Action #4 - Global Statistics

    Posted 03-25-2021 09:48:00

    How have you collaborated with faculty either locally, nationally, or internationally, and how has it affected your classroom teaching? If you haven't had the opportunity to do so yet, what type of collaboration would you be interested in engaging in?



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    Mark Earley
    he/him/his
    Assistant Professor
    Columbus State CC
    Columbus OH
    mearley3@cscc.edu
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  • 2.  RE: IMPACT in Action #4 - Global Statistics

    Posted 03-26-2021 21:43:00
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    Hi Mark,

    I have partially participated in a COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) project with a university in South Africa. It was amazing to see how our Statistics curriculum was similar and different at the same time. Professors from their institution were able to travel here to visit our campus and classes. We were not able to visit them, at the time. My students were excited about the opportunity to meet other students. They are never excited about group projects, but this gave it a twist.

    Here are some resources to learn more about COIL also known as Virtual Exchange:
    http://www.coilconsult.com/welcome.html
    https://coil.suny.edu/
    http://virtualexchangecoalition.org/
    https://iveconference.org/

    The website below has an extensive list of funding sources for COIL projects. Scroll down to the external list.
    https://www.d.umn.edu/coil/funding

    I have attached the template of our proposed project.

    Good luck to anyone who is interested.

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    Keisha Brown
    Assistant Professor
    Georgia State University Perimeter College - Dunwoody
    Dunwoody GA
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  • 3.  RE: IMPACT in Action #4 - Global Statistics

    Posted 03-27-2021 17:47:00
    Edited by Barbara Leitherer 03-27-2021 18:08:58
    Keisha-
    Thank you for posting this wonderful information about COIL. The exchange with South Africa must have been an amazing experience for both students and faculty! Your contribution on COIL is very timely. The International Mathematics Network and the Statistics Committee have also co-hosted a webinar this week on "Globalizing Curriculums with Data:  COIL Energizes the Learning Environment". Maybe you had a chance to tune in, but if you didn't, here are the recordings. The video is split into two parts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9DuK1QPmN0  (part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhQ9zjF2tbQ  (part 2)

    One of the three speakers, Irene Duranczyk from the University of Minnesota, has made a COIL workbook available as well as an example of a Stats COIL Data Analysis Project which she led with China and Russia. (see attached files)
    So far, I have not been involved with COIL, but my college just signed a MOU with the Polytech University of the Philippines (PUP) which opens the door for more international collaborations. I am hopeful that in the future I may get on a new adventure with COIL.

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    Barbara Leitherer
    Professor of Mathematics
    CC of Baltimore County - Essex
    Baltimore MD
    bleitherer@ccbcmd.edu
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  • 4.  RE: IMPACT in Action #4 - Global Statistics

    Posted 03-29-2021 09:46:00
    Thanks Barbara!

    I missed the first part of their session, so I truly appreciate these links! My outlook did not adjust for the time zone change. :) Thanks very much!

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    Keisha Brown
    Assistant Professor
    Georgia State University Perimeter College - Dunwoody
    Dunwoody GA
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  • 5.  RE: IMPACT in Action #4 - Global Statistics

    Posted 03-29-2021 12:13:00
    Aside from virtual exchanges, another opportunity is to work with a local nonprofit organization whose data is normally public data and can be made available if it is not accessible through a website. I am currently involved with three colleagues in a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), a non-profit with a passionate global mission.  A senior director approached me with an inquiry if my statistics students could interpret their climate change data collected in different countries across the globe. This connection was established at an International Educators' Conference three years ago and grew into a sustainable partnership. In a nutshell, we established a project that targets honors students who have an interest in undergraduate research/analysis and service learning. Students and faculty have access to WWF scientists, and students are required to produce a research paper about their findings and give a presentation to WWF scientists.  I am happy to report that our proposal about this project was approved for the Phoenix Conference. 







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    Barbara Leitherer
    Professor of Mathematics
    CC of Baltimore County - Essex
    Baltimore MD
    bleitherer@ccbcmd.edu
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