Technology in statistics education



Most statisticians recognize the central role that technology can play in the education of our students at all levels. Visualization technologies can dramatically assist people to understand data. Virtual environments offer access to authentic scientific inquiry. Modern technical machinery enables educators to reinvent the statistics curriculum and provide alternatives to mathematics for exploring fundamental statistics concepts. The Internet provides access to data with rich structure that is of topical importance. Acquisition of computing skills is essential for statisticians to approach data problems creatively, to be partners in scientific endeavors, and to advance in the workplace. We must prepare out students to be full participants in the modern technological world. This session explores innovations in the way technology can impact how we teach, what we teach, and how students learn.


9ANew paradigms in teaching statistics through technologyChris Wild (New Zealand)
9BRethinking the statistics curriculum: computing skills our students needDuncan Temple Lang (United States)
9CVirtual environments and experimental learning in statistics educationPaul Darius (Belgium)
9DAdvancing statistics education through visualization technologiesPaul Murrell (New Zealand)
9Ee-learning tools: evaluation and the role of the instructorNel Verhoeven (The Netherlands)
9FSharing data for educational purposes (standards, databases, case studies)Deborah Nolan (United States)
9GEffective online educational materialsOded Meyer (United States)