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About us

The statstutor team are a group of people who work in university mathematics support centres, who teach statistics, and who design new media products for learning.

statstutor was developed by staff from  Loughborough and Coventry Universities and also the sigma network (http://sigma-network.ac.uk/), with contributions from the Royal Statistical Society's Centre for Statistical Education as well as a number of other colleagues from other HE instutions in the UK. This was part of a pilot project to investigate the potential for the production of different types of  learning materials that could be used free of charge by students, lecturers and everyone looking for post-16 statistics help. 

There are a variety of different resources - case study videos, video tutorials, teach yourself materials, tests and quizzes and facts and formulae leaflets. Resources are available on-line, and may be printed or downloaded. The number of resources available at the moment is limited, but we hope this will grow in time and we welcome contributions from colleagues in the statistics teaching and learning community. Details of how to contribute resources to the site can be found under the Communities section on the home page.

Resources are licensed under Creative Commons Licence Creative Commons License

The statstutor team


Dr Janette Matthews

Dr Janette Matthews sigma, Loughborough University

J.Matthews@lboro.ac.uk

Janette Matthews is the Project Officer in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University for sigma, mathcentre and statstutor. Janette is responsible for the statstutor website and the contribution of resources to the statstutor Communities project. She played a major role in the upgrade of mathcentre in 2009 and the deposit of resources to OpenJorum and FETLAR.

Janette is part of the team which developed one of Loughborough University's two FutureLearn MOOCs, Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism which is scheduled for a second run in September 2014.

She was previously a Support Tutor in the Eureka Centre for Mathematical Confidence working with students with Specific Learning Differences and provided workshops for students preparing for Employers' Numeracy Tests.  

Moira Petrie

Moira Petrie sigma network and Coventry University

moira@statstutor.ac.uk
+44 (0)2476 888780

Moira Petrie is currently the Project Manager for the HEFCE funded sigma Network programme. She worked previously at the Faculty of Engineering and Computing at Coventry University, where, as Senior Lecturer (STEM Student Support), she was responsible for the development of peer assisted learning and mentoring initiatives.

Moira was previously Assistant Director of the sigma network - a free association of staff and institutions providing mathematics and statistics support who are working together to share resources and experience. Moira brought a range of skills to the statstutor project having had experience working in industry in a number of sectors, including e-learning, IT training and electronic media production.

Professor Tony Croft

Professor Tony Croft Loughborough University

tony@statstutor.ac.uk
+44 (0)1509 223185

Tony has taught mathematics to students in further and higher education for over thirty years. He is currently one of the Directors of sigma - the Network for Excellence in university-wide mathematics and statistics support and is Professor of Mathematics Education in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. 

In 2013 sigma was awarded £817,000 from HEFCE to further develop the mathematics support community. Tony continues to work to ensure that all students entering higher education who need additional help with mathematics, have access to quality resources. A recent contribution has been the development of a free on-line course Getting a grip on mathematical symbolism which he co-developed with Janette Matthews and which is available on the FutureLearn platform.

He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2008.

Dr David Green

Dr David Green Loughborough University

D.R.Green@lboro.ac.uk

David has taught a wide variety of mathematics, statistics and computer programming courses at Loughborough University since 1973. He has held a variety of external posts, including:  Editor of the international journal Teaching Statistics, and member of the Education Committee of the Royal Statistical Society. Since taking early retirement in 2004 he has continued to work for the Loughborough Mathematics Education Centre on a variety of projects, including statstutor.

 

Steve Joiner

Steve Joiner Coventry University

aa6699@coventry.ac.uk

Steve Joiner works within the Mathematics Department at Coventry University providing support to students within the sigma Mathematics Support Centre. Steve was involved with the production of several case study videos and the development of a number of other resources on the site.

The legacy statstutor team


Dr Alun Owen

Dr Alun Owen Loughborough University

alun@statstutor.ac.uk
+44 (0)1509 222856

Alun has taught statistics to students in higher education for over 20 years and is currently based in the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University. As well as teaching on a number of statistics modules to engineering and mathematics students, he is currently co-ordinating the provision of statistics support to all students at Loughborough. He has contributed to the development of some of the resources available within statstutor as well as assisting with its development.

Dr Aruna Palipana

Dr Aruna Palipana University of the West of England

Aruna.Palipana@uwe.ac.uk

Aruna Palipana was the Learning Technology Manager at Loughborough University's Mathematics Education Centre since its establishment in 2002. Aruna's e-learning experience includes development and evaluation of educational software, web based distance learning and computer aided assessments.  He was involved in e-learning projects such as HELM, EASEIT-Eng, BestMaths, ExPOUND and FETLAR. With a first degree and a PhD both in Mechanical Engineering and five years of experience as a university Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, Aruna has a good understanding of the mathematical needs of the engineering undergraduate.


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