Contributed Paper C292
Student use of technology during class
PresenterMark Werner (United States)
In the age of mobile technology, easy access to the Internet has led to dramatic changes in how we obtain information. Ideally, this should also lead to changes in how we teach Statistics. Technology use by students during classes should be embraced rather than shunned. We discuss the increased availability and relevance of data in the smartphone era, and how it can help students to explore and understand the relevance of Statistics to everyday life. The more that students perceive the need to understand a given topic, the more motivated they are to master it. Within the framework of an introductory statistics course, we provide examples to demonstrate how modern technology can be used to help apply statistics to solve common problems in daily life.