Technological Tools in Statistics Education

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This article explores the impact of modern technological tools on teaching and learning of statistics. Serious integration of technological tools in statistical courses brings about a cascade of changes in instruction, students’ ways of learning, curriculum materials, and classroom praxis. I begin with some context setting on new views of statistics and statistics education. These views are reflected, in particular, in the introduction of Exploratory Data Analysis (EDA) into the statistics curriculum. The impact of technological tools on teaching and learning statistics is underpinned in the ways the computer lends itself to supporting learning. I also present a sample of educational technologies, which are typically used in statistics instruction: statistical packages (tools), microworlds, tutorials, resources (including Internet resources), and teacher’s meta-tools. Finally, certain implications and recommendations for the use of computers in the statistical educational milieu are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Teaching and Diffusion of Statistics
EditorsC. Batanero
Place of PublicationPalma de Mallorca
PublisherBalearic Institute of Statistics
Number of pages16
StatePublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes


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