10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 1: Statistics education: Looking back, looking forward

Session 1A (Tuesday 10th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 3)

An Innovative Educational Model of Elementary Statistics Course with MOOC, PBL, and AI (panel)



  • Presentation (20 minutes) : “Overview of an Educational Model of Elementary Statistics for the Data Science Program of Shiga University” by Shizue Izumi and Michinori Hatayama
  • Panel (40 minutes)
    • Michinori Hatayama; Kyoto University, Japan : “The connection between PBL and statistical education” (10 min including Q&A)
    • Yukiko Shimamoto; CEO, DOCOMO Gacco, Japan : “Statistics Education on Japan’s First and Largest MOOC Platform, “gacco”: Past, Current & Future” (10 min including Q&A)
    • Jung Jin Lee; Soongsil University, Korea : “Software and statistical education: past, current and future” (10 min including Q&A)
  • Interactive discussion (30 minutes)
    • Chris Wild; University of Auckland, New Zealand

Panel discussion

1A1Shizue Izumi (Japan)                                        
1A2Michinori Hatayama (Japan)                                        
1A3Yukiko Shimamoto (Japan)                                        
1A4Jung Jin Lee (Korea)                                        
1A5Chris Wild (New Zealand)                                        

Abstracts of supporting presentations

Software and statistical education: past, current and future
Jung Jin Lee , Soongsil University, Korea
Statistical software has been evolved by rapid advance of information and network technology. Statistical education has also been changed along with the development of the statistical software. This paper discusses software and statistical education in the past, current and proposes a future model of statistics education system called eStat which utilizes the modern technology. The eStat education system combines eBook, K-MOOC lecture, statistical software, online test, and it is suitable for project based learning of statistics education. The statistical software eStat, www.estat.me, is a web-based dynamic graphical software which can do not only data processing, but also simulation of statistical theory for teaching statistics and include many examples in the textbook.

Statistics Education on Japan’s First and Largest MOOC Platform, “gacco”: Past, Current & Future
Yukiko SHIMAMOTO, DOCOMO gacco, Inc.
The way students learn is changing in Statistics Education. Students were taught based on text books in the face-to-face classroom, and read books to accumulate knowledge and useful facts. Even after graduating from school Japanese business persons continue to read books, and learn for themselves until the Japan MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), “gacco” came on line in 2014. This paper shows how Learners can study Statistics on the “gacco” MOOC platform, and how popular these MOOC Data Science courses are compared to other courses. Japan’s first and largest MOOC platform “gacco” hopes to keep contributing to Lifelong Learners who wish to re-educate themselves.