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This is a session of Topic 4: Statistics education at the post-secondary level

(Monday 14th, 13:45-15:45)

Use of student response systems in teaching statistics at the university level



Personal Response Systems (clickers) are becoming ubiquitous on university campuses, particularly in large, lecture-based courses. Clickers are hand-held transmitters that allow students to respond to questions in class, with their responses recorded on the instructor’s computer. These systems allow instructors to move away from didactic lecture formats towards more active learning strategies that encourage student participation and are consistent with research on active learning. The papers in this session will describe a variety of implementations of clickers in statistics courses at the university level and will provide data on the effectiveness of the use of clickers in statistics education.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
4B1Clickers, simulations, and conceptual understanding of statistical inferenceJennifer Kaplan (United States)
4B2Teaching data analysis in large classes using clicker assessmentMichael Forster (New Zealand)
4B3Teaching discrete distributions using contingent teaching with clickersWayne Stewart (United States)
Sepideh Stewart (United States)
4B4Personal response systems as a learning aid in an epidemiology course for postgraduate statistics studentsGillian Lancaster (United Kingdom)
Andrew Titman (United Kingdom)