10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list


Contributed Paper C239

 

Non majoring students perspectives of technology use in leaning elementary statistics


Authors

Martin Chanza (North West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa)
Volition Montshiwa (orth West University, Mafikeng Campus, South Africa)

Presenter

Martin Chanza (South Africa)

Abstract

Non-Majoring Statistics students are usually less interested in the subject of elementary statistics. However the use of technology seems to have a positive impact on the student’s perceptions of statistics. The aim of this study is to identify the major benefits of technology use in teaching elementary statistics and discover the student’s perceptions regarding technology use in learning statistics. The case study approach and a five point Likert scale is used in the study. Technology used in the elementary statistics teaching and learning included YouTube videos, power point presentations, efundi, statistical applications and statistical software. Results of the study showed that technology use helped students develop an interest in statistics, provided feedback and motivation and provided satisfaction and fulfillment in learning elementary statistics.