Education

Cheatsheet Updates

2021-08-23 Averi Perny
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Many RStudio cheatsheets have been updated or reworked based on recent package updates, and we’ve updated the cheatsheet contribution process as well. You’ll also see some small changes to the cheatsheet website reflecting these changes. Read more →

RStudio Cloud: An inclusive solution for learning R

2021-08-05 Dr. Patricia Menéndez
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Learn how Monash University uses RStudio Cloud in their Introduction to Data Analysis and Collaborative & Reproducible Practices units. From weekly tutorials and assignments during the semester to even a timed test with 300 students logging in simultaneously. Read more →

ASA DataFest 2021

2021-05-20 Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel
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The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work around the clock to find and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. The teams that impress the judges win prizes, and the event is a great opportunity for them to gain some data analysis experience. As part of our mission to support open source data science, RStudio was proud to help sponsor this event, and provide RStudio Cloud as a platform to help enable collaboration within the teams Read more →

Announcing the 2020 R Community Survey

2020-12-11 Carl Howe
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Want data about how people learn and use R? If so, please fill out our 3nd annual survey so that we can better understand today’s R community. We’ll publish the results in February 2021 as free and open source data. Read more →

Learning Data Science with RStudio Cloud: A Student's Perspective

2020-09-17 Daniel Petzold, Carl Howe
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Lara Zaremba, a student at Goethe University, shares her experiences using RStudio Cloud to learn data science and how it has empowered her to help teach others. Read more →

learnr 0.10.0

2019-12-02 Barret Schloerke
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learnr 0.10.0 has been released! In this version of learnr, quiz questions have been expanded to allow for more question types. Text box quiz questions have been implemented natively within learnr and ranking questions have been implemented using the sortable package.

The learnr R package makes it easy to turn any R Markdown document into an interactive tutorial. Tutorials consist of content along with interactive components for checking and reinforcing understanding.

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RStudio Trainer Directory Launches

2019-07-18 Greg Wilson
Several dozen people have taken part in RStudio’s instructor training and certification program since it was announced earlier this year. Since our last update, many of them have completed certification, so we are pleased to announce a preview of our trainers’ directory. Each of the people listed there has completed an exam on modern evidence-based teaching practices, as well as technical exams on the Tidyverse or Shiny, and they would welcome inquiries from anyone who is looking for high-quality training on these topics. Read more →

RStudio Instructor Training Updates

2019-05-21 Greg Wilson
There has been a lot of interest in RStudio’s instructor training and certification program since it was announced in February. People are now going through the training course and the subsequent exams, so we’d like to share a bit more information about them. What’s the big picture? In order to be certified, candidates must do a one-day training course on modern evidence-based teaching techniques, write a 90-minute exam on that material, and complete a technical exam on each of the topics they are certifying for. Read more →

RStudio Instructor Training

2019-02-28 Greg Wilson
We are pleased to announce the launch of RStudio’s instructor training and certification program. Its goal is to help people apply modern evidence-based teaching practices to teach data science using R and RStudio’s products, and to help people who need such training find the trainers they need. Like the training programs for flight instructors, the ski patrol, and the Carpentries, ours distinguishes between instructors (who teach end users) and coaches (who teach instructors). Read more →