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

Contributed Paper C292


Student use of technology during class


Mark 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.