Experiencing Statistics At A Distance


Book: 
Proceedings of the sixth international conference on teaching statistics, Developing a statistically literate society
Authors: 
Stephenson, W. R.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2002
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/1/4d3_step.pdf
Abstract: 

In 1994-95 the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University first offered a new two-semester sequence of distance education courses, Applied Statistics for Industry I & II. The courses were designed to meet the needs of engineers and managers in industrial settings. The courses are filmed during the on-campus delivery of the class and videotapes are sent to off-campus students for viewing the following week. Over the past 10 years, a major emphasis in statistics education has been the active participation of students in the practice of statistics. The Present paper will discuss strategies for incorporating activities and other practical experiences into a distance education course. We will also explore the use of technology to enhance the active statistics experience for students at a distance.

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