Workshop: Statistics for Biologists

Eamonn Twomey otuama at liv.ac.uk
Thu Jun 1 12:09:41 EST 1995


STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGISTS SOFTWARE FORUM

Monday 26 June 1995, 10.30 - 16.00

Life Sciences Building, Crown Street, University of Liverpool

Hosted by CTI Biology

There is now a new generation of software tools which make it relatively 
easy to put attractive tests, images and dynamic graphics on computer 
screen. Examples of authoring tools include: Hypercard, ToolBook and 
Metacard for Apple Macintosh, PC and X-Windows machines respectively. Two 
of the TLTP (Teaching and Learning Technology Programme) projects, STEPS 
and QUERCUS have been developing materials of this kind for teaching and 
learning statistics for biologists. The aim of this meeting is to allow 
members of the above projects to describe their aims, progress and 
experiences and to allow participants to try out this software for 
themselves.

The presenters will include:
        
 - From the STEPS Consortium - Steve Gilmour, University of Reading -

The STEPS Project is developing computer-based teaching and learning 
materials in the form of practical problems for student investigation. The 
contexts of the problems involve a number of disciplines including biology. 
The intended use of the material is not to replace lectures but to 
reinforce learning and provide a supportive environment within which 
students can explore practical issues and begin to appreciate the role of 
statistical tools in their own discipline. The biology material is being 
produced by STEPS consortium members involving the universities of Glasgow, 
Leeds and Reading.

 - From the QUERCUS Consortium - Chris Robertson -

QUERCUS is a suite of interactive tutorial software designed to tutor 
bioscience students in the basic techniques of statistical analysis and 
report writing. It focuses on creating a series of tools to enhance the 
teaching and learning of statistics and modelling. It is envisaged that 
this will lead to substantial saving in staff time. QUERCUS is produced by 
a consortium consisting of Strathclyde, Edinburgh, Sterling and Heriot-Watt 
Universities.

Completed forms and enquiries should be sent to:

Susan MacInnes                  
STEPS TLTP
Room 403, Boyd Orr Building
University of Glasgow
Glasgow
G12 8QQ 

e-mail: susan at stats.gla.ac.uk
tel:    0141 330 4873
fax:    0141 330 4814

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