Live Education Session + Q&A
with Dr. Patricia Menéndez
Assistant Professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University
Thursday, January 11th at 1pm PST
(No registration required)
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Nonetheless, it has also provided opportunities for bringing creativity into the classroom. In this talk, I will discuss how I have used RStudio Cloud in my teaching during the pandemic and how I capitalised on the opportunities that RStudio Cloud offers to deal with the crucial issues of software installation.
Introducing RStudio Cloud in the units has allowed me to work effectively in an online environment to engage, motivate and empower students through their learning process while removing the troubles and hurdles of software installation which is generally particularly challenging in first year cohorts without prior coding experience.
I used RStudio Cloud in a data science introductory unit at Monash University and as a tool to present the usage of R and RStudio for reproducible reporting in another unit on Reproducible and Collaborative Practises. In the latter, I introduced RStudio Cloud during the first few weeks to get the students up to speed before transitioning to using R and RStudio Cloud in their own local machines while using the command line interface, Git and GitHub as a version control tool for reproducible reporting.
I will also discuss how I organised and managed the units RStudio Cloud account so that my research associates were also an integral part of the unit delivery to ensure success of the units.Add to Calendar
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Assistant professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University
Dr Patricia Menéndez is an Assistant professor at the Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics at Monash University. Patricia's training is in mathematics and Statistics, and she received her PhD from ETH Zurich in Switzerland. She has been a Mobukagakusho fellow in Japan and has held academic positions in Spain, The Netherlands, and Australia. Before joining Monash University, she has also worked outside of academia as research statistician for the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in Sydney, and for the Australian Institute of Marine Science.
Patricia's interest is on developing mathematical and statistical methods and has worked on multidisciplinary projects to answer research and policy-making questions in the fields of climate change, environmental and marine sciences besides criminology. Her research is about the development and application of statistical methodology and software to solve real life problems. Dr Menéndez is passionate about teaching and student learning, and she has expertise providing statistical training to audiences in both academic and non-academic environments.