Contributed Paper C204
USE OF TECHNOLOGY TO CLOSE STATISTICAL KNOWLEDGE GAPS – Teaching Students with Limited Background in Mathematics
PresenterBeatrice Gichohi (Kenya)
Organizations are increasingly seeking to be data driven, thus evolving demand for quantitative skills in disciplines not traditionally perceived as quantitative in nature. Subsequently teachers are finding themselves faced with the challenge of teaching complex statistical concepts to student with limited background in mathematics. Teachers and instructors are also faced with the challenge of cross disciplinary classrooms where students have varied statistical knowledge. Use of technology can shorten statistics learning curve for students with limited background in mathematics. This paper is a case study on incorporation of technology in teaching statistics in a cross disciplinary classroom. Performance of Graduate students is analyzed against their pre-exposure to mathematical concepts. It seeks to determine how much the statistical knowledge gap was bridged by use of technology.