This paper is from Session 8J: Research on technology in statistics education
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which comes under Topic 8: Research in statistics education

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Measuring the effectiveness of using computer assisted statistics textbooks in Kenya




There is currently a big push to integrate technology into Kenyan education at all levels. Statistics is a subject that can benefit immensely from this improved access to technology. This study attempts to quantify the effect Computer Assisted Statistics Textbooks (CAST) has on student interest and performance. In Kenya CAST has now been used across all academic levels from schools to postgraduate, the implementations in a Diploma program is such that it allows for a quantitative analysis of performance against standardised grading, while the implementation in schools led to good data on student motivation. These implementations will be the focus of this paper.