Statistics

Introduction

We’re so glad that you’re working to expand the wide world of OER statistics materials. As you know, statistics is a very rewarding subject to teach, as it can be approached so many ways. This variety means that though many OER materials already exist for statistics, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution in place. Even if you find a template course you admire, you’re likely to need to do at least some customization to fit your school, your program, and your students.

SUNY OER Services Courses

SUNY OER Services offers several template courses, supported by Lumen Learning, that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.

These math courses are supported by Lumen Learning’s Online Homework Manager (OHM), an online OER homework system that provides algorithmically-generated problems and immediate feedback to help students practice and master math concepts.

When you click the link for full OHM courses or online homework sets, please use guest as the username, no password is required.

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 Resources

Description

Lumen Learning – OpenStax, easily editable Online homework sets. Topics covered include, classification of data, graphing data, common distributions used in statistical analysis, independence testing and ANOVA.
OpenStax, not easily editable Full OHM course, simulations, video support, online homework, discussion boards This course presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression and categorical data analysis.
Concepts in Statistics – easily editable text Full OHM course, Full Waymaker course, online homework, simulations, videos, discussions This course is based on early versions of Statway™, which was originally published by the Carnegie Foundation with a CC BY NC SA license. (More recent versions of Statway™ materials are published with an all rights reserved copyright.)

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Statistics courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Name Source Notes License
The Statistics Spreadsheet Lake Tahoe Community College A full statistics spreadsheet program using Google Sheets as the base. CC BY
Statistics Using Technology Coconino Community College Textbook available in PDF and Word files. CC BY SA

If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to

  • link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
  • copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
  • talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.