Innovative and technology based methods of teaching statistics concepts

Nooriafshar, Mehryar (2005) Innovative and technology based methods of teaching statistics concepts. In: 8th International Conference of the Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project: Reform, Revolution and Paradigm Shifts in Mathematics Education, 25 Nov-1 Dec 2005, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

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[Abstract]: This paper is based on a research project with the main purpose of identifying and using students' preferences for developing more effective teaching methods for statistics and related fields. The findings have demonstrated that students, regardless of their geographical location and cultural background, have a preference for visual features in teaching materials. In other words, students would like to be involved in real-life problems. The latest interactive technologies such as the Classroom Performance System (CPS) were, for the first time at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), adopted by the author for teaching Business Forecasting. Positive feedback from the students who participated in a survey, have demonstrated that the system can be used as an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom. A methodology for utilizing CPS in such a way that it incorporates students' learning preferences has been presented.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistics, learning, technology, classroom performance system
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010405 Statistical Theory
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/413

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