10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 9: Technology and multimedia in statistics education

Session 9K (Wednesday 11th, 11:00-12:30,   Terrsa Hall)

Alternative and creative ways to teach statistics



Teaching statistics can be a challenge, especially in long, traditional face-to-face classes where students are increasingly distracted. Thus, teachers need to use methods that will capture students’ attention in a technological environment constantly changing in unpredictable ways. Visualization and web-based technologies can provide distinctive insights into the nature of data and data patterns, thus enhancing comprehension of information and informing judgement. This session will present 3 very different ways of capturing a student’s attention. Forms that range from using a web-based tool for teaching statistics with songs, to the creation of graphical visual animations with R, and how students can have a statistical adventure in a game played with virtual reality goggles. In addition, how these tools are being used in teaching, and their impact on learning will be discussed.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
9K1Data in Search of a Context: An Icebreaker ActivityAlexander White (United States)
Amanda Walker (United States)
Layla Guyot (United States)
9K2Presentation of statistical concepts with dynamic graphics and simulations in RAndrej Blejec (Slovenia)
9K3Exploristica - Adentures in Statistics with Augmented RealityJorge Ribeiro (Portugal)
Pedro Campos (Portugal)