# User:Leila Boyle

Leila Boyle
 This user was certified a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 by ASnieckus .
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# My profile

My name is Leila Boyle.  I am currently a Part-time Senior Tutor in Statistics at The University of Auckland's Student Learning Centre.

## Professional background

SIGNIFICANT DISTINCTIONS / AWARDS:

• 2003 New Zealand Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award - member of the Stage I Statistics Team from The University of Auckland
• 2002 The University of Auckland 2002 Excellence in Teaching Awards (Sustained Excellence) - member of the Stage I Statistics Team
• 2002 The University of Auckland 2002 Excellence in Teaching Awards (Collaboration) - member of the Stage I Statistics Team

## Education

• 1999 University of Auckland, BSc, Statistics
• 2000 University of Auckland, PGDipSci, Statistics

## My interests

### Professional

I am interested in generating and presenting on-line resources for statistics students.

### Personal

As well as being a Statistics teacher, I am also a local government politician:

2010 being an election year, I am seeking re-election to the Mt Wellington Licensing Trust as well as election to the new Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board.

## My wiki projects

### My optional community service (learning contract) project

 Agreement By signing this optional learning contract I will try to complete my training in basic wiki editing skills to achieve the status of a Wikibuddy. In return for this free training opportunity, I will give the gift of knowledge by donating or developing at least one free content resource licensed under a CC-BY-SA or CC-BY license which can be used by myself (and others) on WikiEducator. STATS 10x Assignment 1, Question 6: Useful Microsoft Excel skills for good tabular presentation The purpose of this project is to provide an appropriate and helpful environment for STATS 10x students to learn relevant Microsoft Excel skills to do the required table for Question 6 of their first assignment. Target date for completion August 31, 2010 updated to December 31, 2010. Signature --Leila Boyle 10:19, 26 July 2010 (UTC) Updated target date for completion due to other immovable 2010 work and personal commitments --Leila Boyle 07:36, 23 August 2010 (UTC)

Where I've got to so far:

### STATS 10x Assignment 1, Question 6: Useful Microsoft Excel skills for good tabular presentation

The purpose of this project is to provide an appropriate and helpful environment for STATS 10x students to learn relevant Microsoft Excel skills to do the required table for Question 6 of their first assignment.

#### Presentation of Data in Tables

cf Lecture Workbook: Chapter 2, page 1 (right-hand side)

There are two roles for tables:

1. To convey information quickly and easily. Guidelines:
• Round drastically
• Arrange the numbers you want compared in columns, not rows
• Sort by appropriately chosen column(s)
• Use row and column averages if appropriate
2. To make data available for detailed checking and/or analysis.

You can find my wikiproject here.

## Feedback and notes from my WikiNeighbours

• Dear Leila, Welcome to WikiEducator. Hey, I'm a statistics teacher also and my goal, like yours, is to create online statistics content that can be used by students to learn statistics. I have some thoughts on this work at a subpage under my userpage, StatisticsContent. I was just thinking the other day that I should move these pages to the main namespace, so others will feel welcome to collaborate. I look forward to future collaborations with you.
Back to my role as workshop co-facilitator: You've done some good work on your userpage--there's no better way to learn than "Be bold and try it." The starting structure on your userpage is only a suggestion. You are encouraged to revise/adapt as you like. If you need any help, feel free to contact me (click on my name at the end of this message to access my userpage where you can leave a note). Your WikiNeighbor, --Alison Snieckus 19:10, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

(: Hullo Leila, this is your wikineighbour Cynthia from India. Wishing you good luck as you progress in your wikijourney. You can learn by visiting wikipages. Go to their edit sections and check the way things are done. All the best....Cynthia--Agnes 01:14, 22 July 2010 (UTC) )

• Hi Leila, Great work on your user page. You have achieved the first certification level--Wiki Apprentice Level 1. I added the box to indicate this in the infobox at the top right. Congrats.
And wonderful project proposal. I have a number of these statistics-related short activity type pages. So far I've just been putting them in the main namespace (not as a subpage) and collecting them using Category:Activities (you can see my little group of them under 'H' and 'P'). Thought you might want to take a look--sometimes my students access these directly from WikiEducator, but mostly I use them as instructions for a collaborative activity at an in-person session (with printout or displayed on a large class monitor). As more of these get created, we will need to come up with a structure to help us find them. Thanks for the contribution. --Alison Snieckus 13:37, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
• Hi Leila, I got to your page only just now... and am I impressed!! Great work here as well as on your 'My Sandbox'. Keep it up. Congrats on the certification by Alison!! Savithri Singh 19:27, 27 July 2010 (UTC)
• Hi Leila, Congratulations on earning the Wiki Apprentice Level 2 certification. Well done. Your sandbox notes about what you are learning in this workshop will be useful in future efforts to improve the tutorials. I can see exactly how you interacted with each activity and your thoughts as you worked through the material. Some great screenshots as well. I will think on where I can make a note/link to your sandbox so we can refer back at some later point. --Alison Snieckus 03:11, 3 August 2010 (UTC)