By Marian Frazier (College of Wooster)
Carnegie Mellon’s Integrated Statistics Learning Environment (ISLE) is a “browser-based interactive statistics and data analysis platform” that combines many real-time operations, including surveys, a sketchpad for lectures, and (coding-free) data exploration and report writing. Using ISLE in class facilitates independent, active learning while also allowing the instructor to simultaneously track student progress and understanding. This poster will focus on a complementary use of ISLE: as the base of a flipped Intro Stats course (a 35-person course for majors and non-majors at a liberal arts college). Before each class, students completed video lessons, including comprehension questions and data tasks, which were created by the instructor and hosted on our ISLE course page. We will discuss lessons learned after 3 semesters of use (one pre-Covid, two remote) and suggestions for others who may want to use ISLE within a flipped (remote or in-person) course.