Teach Problem Solving Using Worked Example Videos

The ICRE’s flipped Biostatistics course needed a way to help students bridge the gap between concepts and problem solving. To supplement existing videos which introduced key statistical concepts, the IDEA Lab worked with Dr. Scott Rothenberger to develop a set of “worked example” videos. These videos use a simple whiteboard app to capture the instructor’s voice as he solves biostatistics problems and explains each step. These videos leverage Sweller’s “worked example” effect by reducing cognitive load during skill acquisition.