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Exploring pedagogical uses of technology in statistics education

, , , McGill University, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The purpose of this paper is to first briefly review ways in which the roles of computer and information technology have become important in teaching and learning today. This trend has also become increasingly apparent within the domain of statistics education. The second part of the paper will address some of the ways in which technology has been used as a tool to aid in student understanding of statistical concepts. However an important aspect within the pedagogical integration of technology is evaluating how it affects student learning. Ways in which this can be addressed will be discussed in terms of an initial project (in progress). This involves the planning, design, and the integration of technological modules (using power point and Camtasia) in a large undergraduate statistics course. As well, the assessment will be examined to determine whether in fact there is an effect on student understanding of statistics.


Cumyn, L., Amsel, R. & Lajoie, S. (2005). Exploring pedagogical uses of technology in statistics education. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2784-2787). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .



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