Introduction to Statistics/Statistics 1
What you will get:
- 3 transferrable college credits upon completion
- World-class instructor
- Official transcript from Becker College
Wednesdays at 1:00PM - 3:00PM EST
About the program
We have partnered up with Becker College to bring you 6 for-credit courses. Upon your enrollment in this course, you will get an email inviting you to weekly classes from a world-class instructor.
At the end of this course, you will receive a transcript from Becker College detailing your total credits earned to be provided to the school of your choice.
Global Alliance for International Student Advancement
How to transfer credits
Enroll in a course
Enroll in one of our 6 for-credit courses. Provide the name of the school you are attending and the required information for Becker College to transfer the transcript towards your degree. Once you are enrolled, you will receive your Becker College student credential to Moodle where you can see all your course and instructor information and start learning.
Request for pre-approval from your school
As soon as you’ve enrolled in any of our classes, notify your school with the associated course code and syllabus any time before the start of class and up to 3 weeks after classes begin. We will provide you with an email template that you can use to contact your school.
Begin your classes
It typically takes your school 1-2 weeks to approve the transfer credit, and depending on the time of year, it could take as long as 2-3 weeks. During this time, just make sure to keep up with your weekly lectures and ensure that you are completing all quizzes and assignments on time. Not hearing back from your school or unable receive pre-approval? Learn more
Complete course and receive transcript
Upon completion of the course with a grade of C or better, you will receive an unofficial transcript from Becker College. This will detail the course you took with us, the grade you received and the semester in which the course took place.
To have the official transcript sent to your school, login using your Becker College student credentials, follow the instructions to submit your request for a transcript and your school will receive the official transcript from Becker college within 1-2 weeks, and complete the transfer credit process.
About your instructor
Anthony obtained his higher education at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He completed his bachelors’ degree in Economics and Statistics and his masters’ degree in Statistics. He began his career in the health industry primarily working as a statistician for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. A search for more fulfilling work began with him tutoring high-school students in statistics. From this experience his passion for teaching grew, leading to his first teaching position at Columbia University in the Fall of 2009.
At Columbia University, he has taught statistics and statistical thinking to every type of student; students from non-mathematical disciplines to students from heavy mathematical disciplines. He has taught freshmen through to seniors plus students from Columbia’s high school taking college-level courses. He has taught his courses in-person and on-line from small seminar type classes to classes with over a hundred students.
His approach to teaching statistics and statistical thinking stems from the fact that statistics is not a branch of mathematics. It is the application of mathematics to data in order to turn data into meaningful information. It is about learning how to reason with and understand variation in data in order to make good decisions about how the world works. Out of his dedication to this teaching philosophy grew his textbook titled “Statistical Thinking through Media Examples”. The textbook was written as a concise narrative where the statistical concepts are explained with minimal mathematical calculations through engaging and up-to-date media examples. The textbook lays down the foundations in statistical thinking, a necessary first step for any student interested in understanding how to question and reason with the world using data and statistics.
Together with a well-designed curriculum and course materials Anthony has successfully communicated and taught challenging statistical concepts to thousands of students during his teaching career. In his courses, the student gains a rigorous understanding of important statistical concepts and their application without too many mathematical calculations. The computer software takes care of the calculations so students can focus on what the calculations actually mean. The student leaves the course with the ability to question and critique the quality of data and research, plus a solid understanding of how to apply the core tools of statistical analysis
As a teacher and a writer, the challenge that Anthony Donoghue has put before himself is to effectively communicate statistical thinking concepts to as broad an audience as possible. In a world inundated with information and data, statistical thinking has become an absolute necessity. Statistical thinking enables the student to question the world of data for themselves so they can make better, more-informed and well-reasoned decisions. To succeed in this goal, Anthony will continue to be an innovator, searching for new ways to communicate these important statistical concepts to his students.