Statistical Education And The Workplace: Present State Of Affairs And Future Challenges


Book: 
Proceedings of the sixth international conference on teaching statistics, Developing a statistically literate society
Authors: 
Bregar, L., Ograjen∫ek, I. & Kveder, M. B.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2002
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/1/4d1_breg.pdf
Abstract: 

Recent fascinating developments of information and telecommunication technology have made vast amounts of data available to many millions throughout the world. This and the widespread increased use of conceptually and methodologically complex analytical procedures and tools require appropriate training of users. The paper therefore focuses on the question how the modern information and telecommunication technology could increase the quality and efficiency of statistical training at the workplace from learners' point of view. In this framework, general pedagogical issues and challenges of distance learning in a modern e-environment are addressed, and a model of a general technology-based course is proposed. Assessment of the present state of affairs is based on an extensive survey of technology-based statistical courses, and followed by an identification and discussion of future challenges in the field.