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Building a MediaWiki Personal Knowledge Base, 2019 Style

The Platform Appearance Extensions What else? My personal knowledge base (PKB) is turning 10 years old this December. Back in graduate school, I wanted a way to keep track of not just resources and references and miscellany, but also a way to kind of keep my life organized. It’s actually something I talked about back in an episode of my podcast, The New Professor. You can have a listen here: Your browser does not support the audio element. Some folks […]

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Syllabus

INFV 302 - Statistics in the Information Age Fall 2019-20, 1st 7.5 weeks Meeting time Fully online, synchronous meetings: Wednesdays, 6-8pm Arizona time in course Zoom room via D2L People Instructor: Dr. Ryan Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Slack ryanstraight Twitter ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Office hours I have a virtual open-door policy. Meetings can be scheduled if necessary. Course Description This course provides an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. It also presents an introduction to data complexity, uncertainty and variation in information age […]

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Course Info: INFV 401 Fall 2019-20, full semester August 26, 2019 - December 18, 2019 Meeting time Mondays from 6-8:30pm (Arizona local time; link in LMS) People Instructor: Dr. Ryan M. Straight Email ryanstraight@email.arizona.edu Office Hours Virtual open-door: https://arizona.zoom.us/my/ryanstraight Slack @ryanstraight Twitter @ryanstraight PGP https://keybase.io/ryanstraight Course Description This course is a beginning level exploration of human-computer design, interaction and interfaces. The students will be introduced to the theory of human-computer interaction (HCI) as well as to the principles of effective […]

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#WeAreOLC

How did you first get involved with the OLC?? 25 years (then and now): What kinds of technology were you using 25 years ago and what technology do you engage with now? What is one of your favorite OLC experiences? Who composes your OLC community? I was invited to include something in the #WeAreOLC collection of narratives. Each of the posts in the series uses the same sort of framework: a few topics to get you started. So, without getting […]

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Module 1: The Conceptual Model

Module 1 is all about introducing you to the concepts of human-computer interaction, interface design, and some general best practices. Learning Objectives Module 1 has the following goals and objectives: Explain the difference between good and poor interaction design. Explain what is good and bad about an interactive product in terms of the goals and core principles of interaction design. Explain what is meant by problem space. Describe what a conceptual model is and how to begin to formulate one. […]

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R and RStudio

We’re using an incredibly powerful statistical software package in this class (in fact, this entire course site is built using it). Unfortunately, it does come with a bit of a learning curve. You won’t be required to learn the nitty-gritty ins and outs of the R scripting language but you will need to know the basics of what R can do. Luckily, we have RStudio to really help out with that. Below are some introductory articles and videos. Download R […]

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Resources

This is a pretty resource-heavy class. Here’s a (not so) small collection of them. Texts You have two main texts for this class, both of which are free and the latter available to to you as part of the University of Arizona. Online Statistics Textbook Lane, D. (2016). Online Statistics Education: A Multimedia Course of Study. 2nd ed. Houston: Rice University. http://onlinestatbook.com/2/. (PDF backup) Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study is a resource for learning and teaching introductory […]

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Activity A

Week 2 (Activity A) Description A marketing consultant observed 50 consecutive shoppers at a grocery store, and recorded how much money each shopper spent in the store. The dataset is listed below. The Data First things first: create a new RStudio Project. Using a separate project for each assignment is probably best. Don’t worry about version control unless you either a) plan on working on these assignments across multiple devices, or b) are already knowledgeable of and comfortable with Git […]

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