Howdy! Welcome to Aspire Mountain Academy. And in this video we're going to look at an introduction to some of the free course resources that are available to statistic students. And we're going to start by looking at StatCrunch.
So in the lecture videos that we're currently producing, we reference data sets in StatCrunch. So if I bring up my browser here and I can show you, here is the group for the Stat 101 course in Aspire Mountain Academy. And if you want to join this group, anyone can join this group. There's no need to wait for an administrator to let you in. You join the group and boom! You're in.
And the way you find the group is once you log into StatCrunch, come over here to Explore (or you can touch this little arrow next to it and you want to go to groups) or I can just hit Explore and then again hit Groups. So there's all these different groups that you see come up. And then in the search box here, I want to look for Aspire Mountain Academy. And look at this. Here we go. You click on it. And then you'll have a --- there'll actually be a link up here where you can actually join up with the group. And so you just click the link, join the group, and you're in. So for those of you who --- once the lecture videos come out, for those of you who are interested in this resource is here and available for you, again, free of charge.
There are other resources that are available. So first let me sign out of StatCrunch. And let's go to the companion website, aspiremountainacademy.com, and here if I click on Courses, I can scroll down to get to the statistics class. The course offering list is really short right now, but that's because we're still in production of a whole bunch of other classes, so be sure to stay tuned for that. But click here on the title; it's a link. It takes me into the page for that course. And of course, as I said, the lecture videos are still in beta production. Not quite done yet, but we're almost there, so be sure to hang tight for that. We have homework help videos and then an index where you can actually look at different --- searching for specific problems that you want to find. And that would be great for a lot of students.
What I want to show you is coming into Homework Help. And it's essentially a blog where we've got videos showing you how to work each individual homework problem. And of course if you don't, if you'd rather read rather than watch the video, we've got the text here down below. So that's always helpful. And then you notice that I put my mouse over here, you know, and this is coming up as a YouTube video. This is actually linked to YouTube. We have a YouTube channel. So let me actually go out to YouTube and show you what we have here.
So here we are on YouTube. The first thing I want to do is find the Aspire Mountain Academy channel. So if I go to "aspire mountain academy" --- oh look, this comes up. And notice what I have here in my search results. So this first hit right here is actually somebody who --- I don't know who this is, but this individual has essentially made a playlist of the content on Aspire Mountain Academy. And then, they've actually put this up here, and they're listed first because they've got tons more hits. So what this guy is actually doing --- I don't know, again, I don't know who this guy is, but this guy has taken the content that I've been posting here on Aspire Mountain Academy, and he's been repackaging it and then getting all the traffic. So let's not support people who aren't doing the actual work. Let's support people who are doing the actual work.
So if I click on the channel name here, you can see this is the name of the channel: AspireMtnAcademy. And we have here a list of videos. So if I click on Videos, I can see all the different videos that have been posted to the channel. And you can see there's a ton of stuff here. So lots of help for students who are struggling with their homework assignments. You can come over here to Playlists. We now have playlists here at Aspire Mountain Academy. They were requested by students. And so we've worked hard to put them together. And, if you're interested in watching videos in a playlist format, just come here and you can find the playlist that's --- notice how the names of the playlists correspond with individual sections of the course. So just find the one for the section that you're working on and then hit Play All, and it'll come up for you.
If I want, I can actually look at specific --- and let's just look at this one. So here the playlist is actually starting, and we don't need to have that going. So yeah, you can see here the playlists are going and can actually --- if I wanted to, I could go back --- look at this! --- and actually view the full playlist. And so here we go. Ooh, look at that. Lots of stuff to look at. So here are the videos that are currently in this playlist right here. But you know, like I said, we're going to continue to add videos, and so every time we add a new video, we'll put it in its proper playlist. So every time you come here, you always have the most up-to-date playlists for the videos that are on Aspire Mountain Academy. Again, there's no need to go anywhere else. We've got everything you need right here.
Requesting a new video
One final thing that I want to point out. Let's go back to the --- let's see here. Yeah, let's just go with the back button. So if I go back here, and I go to Discussion under the channel name. Now, there's no discussion here. Nobody started anything yet. But this is a good place to go if you have a comment you want to make, give us some feedback on things you like, things that you'd like to see. We've had students in the past who have made comments to the blog on the website and also to individual videos here on YouTube. And they, you know, occasionally will request something. And so if you want to request something, that's --- this is a great place to do it. Make sure that you use the problem ID number.
If you're looking for a specific video and you don't find it here on the site, you can request that we do the video to walk you through the homework problem. So the place to do that is right here, or you could just do it as, you know, a comment on the actual video itself, but make sure you get the problem ID number. I've had students who start typing out the actual problem that they see in their assignment window, like what you see right here. If I go back here --- oops, let's blow this out. Let's go back. So if I go back to a video, this is --- go to this first one. We don't need that. But notice there's a number up here at the top left corner of your screen. This is a problem ID number. And this is what you're going to need to request a video. If you don't see a video here in our channel and you want us to actually make one, then this is how you request it. Take this ID number that you see up at the top and request the problem that you want us with this ID number. And that will help us to identify very quickly the problem you're looking at. And we'll show you how to go through it step by step in a new video that we'll make for you.
So that's pretty much all we got for this video. I hope you found it helpful. Again, let us know in the comments below if you'd like to see anything new, or if, you know, if we did a good job, tell us that too. We'd love to get feedback from the people that we're trying to help. And keep in mind, you can find more videos for this and other courses at aspiremountainacademy.com. Thanks for watching! And I'll see you in the next video.
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